Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Author
Originally from South Africa, attended the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, and
received a full scholarship to The Ailey School. He was the Artistic Director of the Steps Repertory Ensemble from 2013-2016 and BSCDT.
He is currently in his 10th season as a Principal with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Shelver was Co-Producer and Curator of the annual REVERBdance Festival in New York City .
He has danced as a soloist with the companies of Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Elisa Monte Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Limon Dance Company and Phoenix Dance Theater in the UK. He has performed as a guest artist with; The Mark Morris Dance Group, Universal Ballet Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Eglevsky Ballet, Minnesota Ballet Arts, Nathan Trice Dance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance and the Francesca
Harper Project. He has also performed with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
and has been presented in many international galas as a solo performer.
Mr. Shelver has Choreographed works for ; Ailey 2, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Austin, Purchase Collage, Long island University, Cedar Lake 2, Svenska Ballet (Goteborg), The Dance Umbrella Festival, OURE Contemporary Dance (Denmark), MAS Milan (Italy), and works for The Alvin
School, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Cape Dance Company (South Africa), Lustig Dance Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, Central Ballet School and Periapsis Music And Dance. He is on the teaching faculties of many notable schools and companies worldwide, including; Matthew Bourne's ‘Adventures in Motion Pictures' and Phoenix Dance Theater (UK). He has Taught for the Alteballeto Festival (Italy,) Bartholin Ballet Festival at the Royal Theater
in Copenhagen and the Laban Centre (London) ,Performing Arts High School in Tel Aviv, the World Modern Dance Congress (Brazil) Joffrey Ballet in San Francisco and New York as well as for the ABT /JKO School. His book, Performance
Through The Dance Technique of Lester Horton was published in 2013.