Shelley Hain has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas. Currently Ms. Hain is on the faculty at SUNY at Buffalo in the Theatre and Dance Department instructing classes in Jazz, Contemporary Modern technique and Creative Movement as well as the Health and Physical Education Department at Niagara County Community College. Shelley Hain is also proud to be on faculty for the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School and SHIP program and conducting classes for the American College Dance Festival. Besides her teaching responsibilities, Shelley has shared her dance knowledge with countless elementary and high school students as a teaching artist with the Western New York Institute for the Arts in Education.
Shelley Hain’s most recent choreography can be seen in Zodiaque Dance Company, SUNY at Buffalo . Other companies crediting her work are Buffalo Ballet Theatre, Dance Designs, Buffalo Dance Festival as well as musicals for the Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo Jewish Center, Elmwood Franklin School, Mount St. Joseph ‘s Academy, In Good Company and Shakespeare in the Park. Shelley has performed with Floorplay Contemporary Dance Theatre, Nouvelle Dance Ensemble, Zodiaque Dance Company, and Dance Collective, Texas. Ms. Hain has also performed locally while studying with David deMarie, Tom Ralabate, Eugenia Smith, Geraldine Hoffman, and at Dance Masters of America conventions throughout the United States. Throughout her professional career, Shelley Hain has had the pleasure of choreographing, performing, judging and adjudicating for many creative artists and dance companies locally and internationally.
Shelley Hain is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a private practice.