Choreographer & Theatre Director

MJ has been choreographing for the last 15 years and began directing for theatre 5 years ago. She has been nominated for two BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards for Best Original Choreography. She also choreographs and directs numerous corporate shows for her company LaRouge Entertainment, in addition to working on multiple outside contracts.

She started her formative dance training in Ottawa, more at The American Theatre Dance Workshop in NYC for three summers, and at various Toronto studios over the years. MJ works in a multitude of dance styles, but her strength is highly theatrical character-based choreography.

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For choreography & directing inquiries contact mj@melissajaneshaw.com

 

Media:

To hilarious apt choreography by MJ Shaw, the company strut their stuff in an over the top style that gets you ready for what’s to come next? – Toronto Star review of “Show Stopping Number”

Shaw gives you fast-paced, highly energetic dance and sexy, spellbinding numbers. -Brampton Guardian

Dottor and Shaw’s choreography, which has streams of office workers shuffling around in formation, is funny and works well to support the anti-corporate theme. – NOW Magazine review of “The Red Queen Effect

Theatre by the Bay’s Crazy For You opened last week and it offers all the glitz and glamour of any large-scale production… you forget you’re in a Barrie theatre and feel like you’re at a theatre in New York. – Simcoe News review of Crazy For You