Shelley Washington


Shelley Washington is an American ballet dancer and master. She trained at the Interlochen Arts Academy and Juilliard School of Music. She has danced with the companies of Martha Graham and Twyla Tharp as well as the American Ballet Theatre, where she also acted as ballet master. In her retirement, she has acted as ballet master for productions of Twyla Tharp’s ballets worldwide.


April 30, 1999


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Barbara Newman, “Shelley Washington,” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 24, 2020,