Beth Shelton


Beth Shelton

Beth was a founding member of Dance Works, working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher from 1983 to 1987. From 1989 to 1992 she was co-artistic director of Dance Works with Helen Herbertson. She graduated from Rusden State College in 1980 and worked as a dance lecturer at Deakin University, Melbourne State College, Victorian College of the Arts and Victorian State College (Rusden). Beth's teaching experience includes work at Beth has worked in the community, teaching in Colac in 1981, co-directing a dance and fabric project in Wangaratta in 1985, directing a community project in Darwin in 1988 and several other projects.

She has choreographed works for Canberra Dance Ensemble, One Extra Company, Tasdance, Dance Works and numerous independent projects including Skysong, which she choreographed, performed and toured in Australia and to the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts in 1988. Beth spent 1985 in New York where she studied movement and worked with other dancers.

Beth has choreographed 9 works for Tasdance from 1983 to 1990. Her work She-Oak Sings was originally created in 1987, was performed in Tasdance 2009 community project Let's Get it Strait.