Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, instructor, dancer, actress and producer in New York City. She has been a Contemporary and Musical Theater choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine for the last four seasons, also on the creative teams and performed in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah, and Aida as associate choreographer and assistant director. She was choreographer for the adapted stage version of Disney’s High School Musical. TV appearances include MTV, CBS Morning Show, ABC, Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, Lipstick Jungle, Ugly Betty, Kings, HBO Miniseries Mildred Pierce, The Today Show, David Letterman, The Learning Channel, dancer for Wyclef Jean and in Lou Bega’s Mambo #5. Performing credits include Radio City Music Hall, Warner Brothers Films, Disney, Off- Broadway and Regional Theatre, Broadway Bares, International Arts Festival in Italy, Care Wave Japan, National and European Tours including Fame, the Musical, Bye Bye Birdie, Irene, and West Side Story, assistant choreographer for Falco, a multi- media show in Vienna, Austria based on the late 80’s pop star.
Shelly is currently choreographing for Nix as part of Planet Connections Theater Festival In New York City. Her work has recently been seen at City Center, Symphony Space, Merce Cunningham, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, and Salvatore Capezio Theater. With 17 years of deep and diverse teaching experience with all levels and ages, she has taught at various studios in the US, Germany, Italy, Austria, Prague, Argentina, Japan, Costa Rica, Cirque Du Soleil, Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School, The Pulse, and more in New York. Shelly continues to travel around the country for master classes, choreography, and private instruction.
Shelly is the Director of UNCOVERED CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS, a series of intensives based in New York City to help young dancers find their identities as choreographers, and is currently producing a series of concerts to benefit various national charities.