Bradley Shelver

Contemporary | Master Class Artist

Bradley Shelver of South Africa is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and author. He has danced with Ailey II, Elisa Monte Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, The Francesca Harper Project, Limón Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theater of the UK, and in projects with Bill T. Jones Dance Co., Lar Lubovich Dance, Universal Ballet, Radio City Music Hall, and in productions with the Mark Morris Dance Group. He currently dances as a principal with the The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Mr Shelver is an internationally touring solo artist and has choreographed works for companies in Denmark, Israel, Italy, Sweden, and the United States, including Ailey II, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Austin, Lustig Dance Theater, Compania Rio Danca, Cape Dance Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet II, Sobers & Godley Dance, as well as creating works for the Royal Danish Ballet School, Royal Swedish Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, The Ailey School, Boston Conservatory, and Long Island University. He is the founder of Bradley Shelver Contemporary Dance Theater. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Artistic Director of  STEPS Repertory Ensemble. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Dance Festival Company. He is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified ballet teacher and an Adjunct Ballet Professor at Montclair State University. His book, Performance Through the Dance Technique of Lester Horton, is available worldwide.