Nell Shipman

Artistic Director

Nell Shipman, Artistic Director

Nell Shipman has a B.F.A. in Dance Performance with High Honors from Butler University. Nell has performed and shown choreography in Portland, New York, Chicago, Boulder, Indianapolis and Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia. She has taught for studios throughout the country, including Regional Dance America's Mid-States Festival in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas Regional Ballet's Summer Intensive. With Portland Ballet, Nell has performed in numerous productions. She has also appeared as a guest artist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, The Good Theater, 2008 Best of Broadway, PORTopera as both dancer and choreographer and with Ballet Conservatory of South Texas. Her choreography for Portland Ballet includes The Victorian Nutcracker, Jack the Ripper, Halloween Spooktacular, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Dance for the Cure, Spoke of the Wheel, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and works for the 2004-2008 Portland Dances! Choreographers showcase. Nell's additional work with sister organizations in Maine includes Bowdoin College: Triumph of Aphrodite and Les Noces, and the 2006, 2008 and 2011 Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Halloween Concert.