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Maree Shefford

Actress • Dancer
EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS COACH

Maree Shefford is a versatile Actress, Dancer who has appeared in diverse roles in many independent stage, film and tv productions.

Australian TV Shows include: Million Dollar House Hunters 2019, Channel 31 TV Series ‘Sonnigsburg’ starring Ian Stenlake and Don Bridges, Scooter Secret Agent and The Fletcher Jones Story.

Maree’s stage roles include Emilie in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ starring Alyce Platt, Euridyce in ‘Antigone’, Emma in ‘Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll’, Edith in ‘Blithe Spirit’, Linda Loman in ‘Death Of A Salesman’, ‘Importance Of Being Earnest’, ‘Mystery Of Edwin Drood’, ‘The Boyfriend’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’, ‘Rites’ and ‘Blue Diamond’ stage plays.

 

EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS – COACHING

Maree has been facilitating Embodiment practices and coaching actors since 2007.  Embodiment For Actors offers a range of courses and workshops, designed to awaken energy flow, encourage intuitive impulses and develop dynamic screen presence.

Maree’s powerful Embodiment For Actor process utilises a range of embodiment practices to help actors to gain emotional access to the subconscious through the body, breath, sound and senses. 

The process utilises powerful somatic techniques, sensory, sound, archetypes and breath work practices to ignite organic impulse responses, allowing the actor to achieve a freedom of expression through the physical instrument.  

Actors must be able to access a wide range of archetypes to be able to create a fully embodied character.  The Embodiment process allows the actor to work safely with the subconscious (shadow self), repressed and suppressed archetypes.  Conscious communication and emotional support is offered for all students.

To find out more go to the Embodiment Coaching website https://www.embodiment.mareeshefford.com

 

 

FREE COVID MEDITATION – BLISS and ENERGY PROTECTION AUDIO

 


ACTING Resume - embodiment FOR ACTORS coaching

Maree’s chameleon like versatility includes Actor, Dancer,  Performance Coach, Intimacy Coach and MC/Host. 

She has 20+ years of expertise as an actor and stage performer and 15 years as an Embodiment Coach, Dance Teacher and Tantric Yoga Facilitator. 

Maree developed a series of powerful training programs for actors called EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS. These courses are run at community organisations, performing arts studio’s and taught privately.

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. 

 

EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS 

Embodiment For Actors physical training programs are now highly sought after in the professional acting industry.

Embodiment For Actors training’s allow emotional access to encourage intuitive impulses.  Emotional access is first done via entry point of the body, senses and breath. 

The Embodiment process utilises many powerful techniques including somatic body work, dance movement, sensory, sound release, visualisations, archetypes, shadow self and breath work practices. These modalities ignite organic impulse responses, allowing the actor to achieve a freedom of expression through the physical instrument. 

The importance of archetypes is very often underrated in most acting institutions. Embodiment For Actors teaches actors to access a wide range of archetypes.   Connecting to primary and secondary, repressed and suppressed archetypes are vital for the actor to be able to create a fully embodied character. 

The Embodiment process allows the actor to work safely with the subconscious (shadow self), repressed and suppressed archetypes.  Conscious communication and emotional support is offered for all students.

To find out more go to the Embodiment Coaching go to https://www.embodiment.mareeshefford.com

 

EMBODIMENT FOR ACTORS TRAINING’S INCLUDE:

Level 1 – Embodiment
Level 2 – Shadow Self
Level 3 – The Primal Actor 
(Requirements – Actors need to be invited to enter levels)

Six Week Coaching Package – The Actor Awakened 

Sexual Embodiment For Stage & Screen

Creating Characters Organically

The Business Of Acting

Auditioning With Confidence 
  

 

TRAINING and QUALIFICATIONS

Acting
20 + years of on the job theatre, tv and film
3 years of advanced acting training in ‘Eric Morris Technique’
Kim Farrant training’s (Kim directed Angel Of Mine and Strangerland Feature Films and is now based in L.A.)
Physical Theatre – Austria

Early training 1995 – 2003

Speech & Drama – Grade 1-8 (Trinity College – London)
VCA Part Time Year Foundation Course
VCA and NIDA intensives
David Myles Acting Courses
Bruce Alexander – Melbourne Actors 

Other qualifications

Cert 3 Dance
Cert 3 Fitness
Cert IV Small Business Mgt
Dip Business
Adv Dip Management
Tantric Yoga and Healing Diploma

 

RED CARPET HOST – SUSAN SARANDON EVENTS

Maree was the VIP Red Carpet Host for
 ‘Susan Sarandon’s Leadership Luncheon’ at Crown Casino

PRESENTER
 
Maree has presented at live staged events including:
Oz Indie Film Festival – Closing Awards Main Presenter
Shows – Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Play Lounge, Libation and Trades Hall

RECENT WORK

AUDIO

HARRIS’S LIST excerpt

Immunity Protection Shield Visualisation Audio with Maree

‘MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE HUNTERS’  9 LIFE TV Program https://www.lifestyle.com.au/tv/million-dollar-house-hunters/episodes.aspx?series=1


 

Recent work includes a pitch for STAN TV alongside STEVE BASTONI, Podcasts and 


UPCOMING WORK

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

Maree is currently writing and producing a film project.

 

CLIENTS

 

AUDITION PREP – DAN HAMILL 2013-2017

Maree was Dan Hamill’s X Factor 2015 and Love Child TV Series Season 4 Audition Prep Coach from 2013 to 2017 and also managed Dan Hamill Performance Coaching throughout this time.

 

YOYO MUSIC – FAST TRACK TALENT

 

Management Team for Isaiah Firebrace X Factor winner 2016 and Eurovision Australian representative.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

‘Working with you opened windows of inspiration and opportunity. I’ve become more self aware of my thoughts and feelings and have become more of a confident person from that. Each session brought a new feeling and a new form of growth and I was always excited for what the new session would bring.
Harper – Actor, Sexual Embodiment 8 week course 

‘Highly recommend this class to any Melbourne based actor!  Or anyone who wants to build their confidence in a safe and empowering environment’.
Ally Sanford – Actor, Embodiment For Actors Course 

‘I undertake privates with Maree and she integrates many powerful embodiment techniques allowing me to create characters with great depth and authenticity, she is a wonderful teacher’.
Danielle – Actor, Private Coaching

‘Working with Maree is a transformative experience, I learnt alot about myself and was challenged in an empowering way through the feminine archetype work. Highly recommend’.
Jessica The Jester, Entertainer, Art Of Seduction and Embodiment For Actors

 

 
 

http://www.dance4fitness.com.au
DANCE 4 FITNESS 

Maree has taught dance and fitness classes since 2007 and she is the creator of Dance 4 Fitness.

 

 

 

Gallery

Headshots – Maryna Rothe (Sydney) November 2018

MODELLING

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

MiLLION DOLLAR HOUSE HUNTERS TV Series - 9Life

OTHER TELEVISION/film work

STAGE PLAYS