‘Juliet has a genius for gently and tactfully correcting and supporting her clients, ensuring that we undertake our exercises using perfect form.

She is an excellent, precise communicator, and demonstrates with precision and grace. I relied upon her gentle, thoughtful approach and was grateful for her respect for my pain. Now, in my recovery, she provides wonderful support as I unlearn old habits and strengthen under-used muscles.’        Anne French

‘You presented the material in a way that was both rigorous and accessible. You provided the students with a very solid foundation, and pushed them into new territory.

I was amazed at how comfortable they seemed with sharing weight and physical contact by the end of the workshop. Your steady connection to your own presence and commitment to the teachings allowed the students to encounter their own discomforts and move beyond them.

I think the work you did with these students will be a significant source of learning for each of them and will greatly influence their work throughout the next year and their time at the university.’

Thank you again, Eric Kupers

Associate Professor, California State University East Bay, Theatre and Dance Department, USA

‘My first taste of dancing Contact Improvisation was in a workshop led by Juliet.  It was a transformative experience. ‘  Damian Manu

‘Her skills are rare in New Zealand and of value to the arts community here.’ John Andrews

‘Her classes have been great in training and recovery for a major sports event and were absolutely brilliant in rehabilitation from a major ankle fracture – much better than physiotherapy. ‘  Sue Morgan

‘I learned contact improvisation dance from Juliet in about 2003 or 2004. She was a great teacher, really supportive, welcoming, and fun to be with. Her classes really expanded my field of awareness in all 5 senses. ..she’s great at helping people get comfortable with moving in their bodies. ‘      Cara Conroy

‘Juliet Shelley is an excellent Pilates instructor and gifted teacher. She has in-depth knowledge of her craft and a sharp focus for correct technique to get results. She is passionate about her work and compassionate towards her clients and students. I recommend her. ‘  Brian Benson

‘Tasks such as putting on my shoes and tying the laces, shaving my legs in the shower, get out of a chair with ease, playing golf with no pain and sitting at my desk without having crippling pain when I stand.  I enjoy having the benefit of Juliet’s experience and would recommend her without hesitation.’  Virginia Sanders

‘In-depth knowledge of her craft and a sharp focus for correct technique to get results. She is passionate about her work and compassionate towards her clients and students. I recommend her.’ Brian Benson

‘Her approach is aimed at supporting and enhancing the learning process, developing individual and group creativity, and providing a safe but challenging space for the growth of these techniques on an individual and group basis. ‘  John Andrews

‘Juliet is a creative and supportive director and teacher. She understands the creative process and synergizes the energies of the individuals involved to get results. ‘ Brian Benson

‘Her teaching style is inspiring and her depth of knowledge is extraordinary.’    Damian Manu

‘It was a fabulous class this afternoon. Well-paced and meaningful instructions that taught me something about my relationship to the earth, the sense of movement, and playing well with others. Thank you.’          Claire Szabo

Performing & Productions

‘Fascinating and mesmerising.. ‘ Deirdre Tarrant  Capital Times

‘Very smart, silky movers.. ‘  Jennifer Shennan   Dominion Post

‘The daring and ingenuity of the improvisers was a revelation. ‘  Jenny Stevenson  Dominion Post

‘Very cohesive and interesting..’  Deirdre Tarrant, Capital Times

‘…an electric dynamo…”  Dianne Reid, Dancehouse

‘.took the show to a new level. ‘  Dianne Reid, Dancehouse

‘… very rewarding 55 minutes. ‘   John Smythe, Theatreview

‘A compelling text, paired with skilful movement made for a thought-provoking piece..’   Fiona McNamara  Theatreview

‘Your exploration…was open, inquiring, intelligent and compelling and I found myself being drawn into your sense of embodiment and presence which you openly allowed the viewer to witness. ‘    Andrew Jary