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’.
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
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.
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.
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).
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
Height 166 cms
Hair Colour Auburn