Intimacy Coordinator / Director / Choreographer / Artist
Western Sydney artist, Shondelle, is an internationally accredited intimacy director, coordinator and pedagog, choreographer, performer, teaching artist, director, theatre Maker and award-winning web series writer.
She has worked with Australia's leading theatre companies including Opera Australia, Monkey Baa, CDP, Teg Dainty, Ensemble Theatre, Force Majeure, Pacific Opera, The Darlinghurst Theatre Company, NIDA, David Venn Productions, Squabbalogic, Gordon Frost, Disney, The Really Useful Company, NewTheatricals, Mad March Hare Theatre Company, Redline Productions, the Actors Centre, Academy of Film Television and Theatre, Dinosaurus Productions and Aquarius Films.
In 2019, Shondelle was in the UK working with Bamboozle Theatre Company thanks to the generosity of the Mike Walsh Fellowship. In 2020 Shondelle received a grant from the Australia Council to study Intimacy Coordination with Ita O'Brien.
For the last four years, Shondelle has been mentored by Ita O'Brien - World leader in Intimacy Coordination to complete her certification as an intimacy Pedagog and Director. Shondelle then went on to study intimacy coordination with Claire Warden and Marcus Watson from Intimacy Directors and Coordinators.
Recently, Shondelle was invited to the USA by Theatre Intimacy Education's Professor Chelsea Pace and Laura Rickard to participate in their Education Advocate Program, which focuses on how to teach intimacy choreography and best practice in learning institutions. 20 international educators are chosen each year for the program. This was supported through the generosity of Create NSW and the American Arts Association.
Shondelle's most recent intimacy work can be seen in the feature film Carmen and Bolude NIDA's Emerging Artists Festival with The Attempted Rape of Susannah and Abigail.
Shondelle is a proud member of MEAA.
She lives and works on the lands of the Dharawal People.