Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, instructor, dancer, and producer in New York City. She has been a choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance" Ukraine, on creative teams in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah and Aida. Currently audition choreographer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Vince Camuto ad for NYC Fashion Week. Choreographer for adapted for stage version of Disney's High School Musical. Television appearances include MTV, CBS Morning Show, ABC, Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, HBO Miniseries "Mildred Pierce", The Today Show, David Letterman, and The Learning Channel. Performing credits include Radio City Music Hall, Warner Brothers Films, Disney, back up dancer for Craig Mack, Wyclef Jean and in Lou Bega's "Mambo #5. Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre, Broadway Bares, National and European Tours including "Fame, the Musical", Bye Bye Birdie, Irene, and West Side Story. Recently Nominated for "Outstanding Choreography" for "Occasion For Sin" as part of Planet Connections Theater Festivity. On faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School and Peridance in NYC.
Modern, All Levels
Born in Bridgeport, CT, Lauren began dancing at the age of two. Graduating from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in August 2018 with honors, she received a dual major BFA in Dance/Economics. Lauren has worked with numerous choreographers and artists such as Darrell Grand Moultrie, Matthew Rushing, Ronni Favors, Alonzo King, Jermaine Sipvey and more. Lauren has performed at major events such as The Hudson Yards Heatherwick Unveiling Event of The Vessel hosted by Mayor de Blasio and Anderson Cooper, as well as alongside The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (AAADT) in their New York City Center Season from 2016-2018. Alongside classmate Jacob Nahor, Lauren pioneered a study abroad program at The London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) in Spring 2017. Here she learned and performed works by Hofesh Shechtor, Ohad Naharin, and Crystal Pite. Since graduating, Lauren has walked in New York Fashion Week, performed with the Merce Cunningham Trust, toured with American Swiss Ballet and is currently a company member with Ballaro Dance under the direction of Maria Ballaro.