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Maree Shefford

Actress • Performance Coach

Maree Shefford is a versatile Actress, Dancer, Performance Coach  and Embodiment Facilitator, who has appeared in many independent stage, film and tv productions, playing a range of diverse roles.

Australian career highlights include: Channel 31 TV Series ‘Sonnigsburg’ starring Ian Stenlake and Don Bridges, Emilie in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ starring Alyce Platt, Euridyce in ‘Antigone’, Emma in ‘Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll’, Edith in ‘Blithe Spirit’ and Linda Loman in ‘Death Of A Salesman’. 

New Zealand highlights include: ‘Rites’ and ‘Blue Diamond’,
 ‘The Boyfriend’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof and Pantomimes.

Maree has performed in the following Fringe Shows Love – Shakespeare’s Sonnets’, ‘Lights’ and ‘From Frying Pan To Fire’ at La Mama.  She played the lead in Short & Sweet Festival Semi Finalist Play ‘Life On Mars’. Other stage shows include, ‘Importance Of Being Earnest’ and the award winning show UK Show ‘TRILOGY’.

Resume/Bio

Maree’s CHAMELEON versatility includes Actor, Dancer,  Facilitator, Performance Coach, Embodiment Coach, Intimacy Coach (Film/TV), Singer, MC, Host, Voice Over Artist and Life Model.  She also has over 13 years experience facilitating Sensual Dance and Embodiment practices for women. 

EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS COACH

https://www.embodiment.mareeshefford.com

In 2016 Maree created a range of training courses for actors including:  EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS, SEXUAL EMBODIMENT FOR STAGE & SCREEN and THE PRIMAL ACTOR which is taught privately and from community organisations.

EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS courses allows a freedom of expression of the actors physical instrument, embodied energy flow and access to archetypes, resulting in increased emotional range, deeper and dynamic performances.  

TRAINING

Maree has 3 years of advanced training in ‘Eric Morris Technique’, facilitated by Logie and AFI nominee Mal Kennard.  She has been coached by Director Kim Farrant (Angel Of Mine and Strangerland Feature Films) and many other Australian luminaries.

This high level training has allowed the opportunity to play diverse roles including psycho Candy in short film ‘Jack Valentine’ and alcoholic  ‘Lily’ and be equally comfortable in a comedy role. 

 

EVENT HOST/PRESENTER

Maree was chosen for the role of VIP Red Carpet Host for
 ‘Susan Sarandon’s Leadership Luncheon’ at Crown Casino. She does regular presenting work and has created her own LIVE STAGED EVENTS in the following venues, Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Play Lounge, Libation, CAE and Trades Hall.

CURRENT PROJECTS – 2019

This year has been a busy one, Maree has already featured in the FOXTEL 9 LIFE Homestyle TV Program ‘MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE HUNTERS’ airing August. https://www.lifestyle.com.au/tv/million-dollar-house-hunters/episodes.aspx?series=1

Other recent releases include featured lead actress in Moaning Lisa Band’ Dong Release ‘Take Me Out’Music Video and a pitch for STAN TV  alongside STEVE BASTONI.  Maree is playing the LEAD ROLE in episodic Soap Opera ‘The Players’ Podcast Series which attracts a global audience. 

Maree will play Carly in upcoming indie FEATURE FILM 
‘Deviate’ (pre production) produced by Angelo Salamanca and Serge De Nardo (the BBQ). 

PERFORMANCE COACH

AUDITION PREP  DAN HAMILL 2013-2017

Maree worked on all Dan Hamill’s film, tv and stage audition’s from 2013 to 2017.  Dan Hamill is known for the lead role of Dr Patterson in ‘Love Child Season 4′ CHANNEL 9 and X Factor 2015.
She was also Studio Manager at Dan Hamill Performance Coaching and Event Assistant for FAST TRACK TALENT/YOYO MUSIC (Isaiah Firebrace – Eurovision 2017). 

DANCE 4 FITNESS FOUNDER and TEACHER

Maree launched Dance 4 Fitness in 2007 and teaches a variety of sensual dance, embodiment and fitness classes.

IMDB 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2778698/

 

 

MEDIA

Sonnigsburg

Sonnigsburg TV Series Six Episodes Channel 31 2016

Trilogy

‘Trilogy’ – Award Winning UK production Melbourne debut – June 2016

Closing Time

‘Closing Time’ by NY playwright Martin Blank (Innatum Theatre) Loop Bar Q & A

NEXT Webseries Premiere

Innuendo

Innuendo Feature Film by Saara Lamberg Theatrical Premiere, Nova Cinema 2017

‘Blue Grace’ Film Screening

Backlot Studio’s with Nathan Luke and Naomi Lisner

Oz Flix Independent Film Awards 2018 Alex Theatre

Deviate Feature Film – Pre Production

Presenter Closing Night Awards OZIFF Oz International Film Festival

Winners included Jonathon Welch – Choir Man In Africa

REEL

HARRIS’S LIST – History of 1700’s Prostitutes

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‘SONNIGBURG’ TV Series Channel 31 (2016) Series Regular – ‘Lily’

Gallery

Headshots – Maryna Rothe Photography November 2018

MODELLING

Size 10
Slim build
Height 166 cms
Hair Colour Auburn
Light freckles