Shelli Margheritis

Director of Education | Choreography Agent

McDonald/Selznick Associates

With an extensive background as a professional dancer, former agent with Twentieth Century Artists, published author of Making The Move and Brain Snacks, keynote speaker and business entrepreneur, Shelli brings a wide range of experience as the Director of Education and Choreography Agent to the McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) team. Being the first agency to represent commercial dancers, MSA has since grown to representing some of the finest stage directors, producers, and production designers in the business.

In 2008, Shelli continued to develop MSA’s innovative thinking by creating the first Education Department for dancers within an agency. As a professional dancer from a young age, to structuring, directing and producing several national and international dance conventions, Shelli’s broad range of creative and business knowledge is widely recognized within the entertainment industry.

Shelli co-wrote the Commercial Dance BFA curricula for Studio School, and is an international keynote speaker for numerous colleges and universities regarding the dance industry. She is on the Advisory Board for both the Contemporary Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance programs for the Studio School and judge for the Television Academy, the College Emmy’s and the Spotlight Awards, to name a few.

Michelle Loucadoux-Fraser

Chair | Commercial Dance & Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film

Studio School

Michelle Loucadoux has performed in five Broadway musicals including playing Hope Harcort with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey in the Tony award-winning Anything Goes, originating the Broadway cast of The Little Mermaid as Adella and eventually playing the title role of Ariel, performing the role of Babette in Beauty and the Beast, originating the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins, and singing alongside Paul McCartney in Chance and Chemistry.  Previous to joining Broadway, she danced professionally for New Jersey Ballet, Greensboro Ballet, Lexington Ballet, and was a trainee at the Richmond Ballet, performing roles from the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker to Balanchine’s Serenade. She studied dance at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York and Nutmeg Conservatory and vocal performance at Virginia Commonwealth University.

On screen, Michelle starred in the film Across the Universe, has appeared on television in Criminal Minds, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The View, will be seen in the upcoming film The Bounce Back, and is on the board of the Los Angeles film collective We Make Movies. In her spare time, Michelle runs marathons, takes trips to teach kids in Nairobi, Kenya, and studies Krav Maga.