Mrs. Janet Shelley

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Mrs. Janet Shelley

Janet Shelley, a 2002 Marion County Golden Apple teacher, is the theatre director of the Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School.  She has appeared in and directed numerous plays and musicals.  She received a BFA in Theatre from New York University’s School of the Arts, where she studied acting and directing with Richard Schechner, Spalding Gray, Lee Breuer, Shami Chaikin, and other avant-garde theatre artists.  Ms. Shelley has served on the Board of Directors of the Ocala Civic Theatre where she has directed The Speed of Darkness, Patient A, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Complete History of America, Dearly Departed, The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as several children’s plays. Mrs. Shelley also has a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University.  She teaches Acting 1-4 Honors, in addition to Introduction to the Humanties and Mythology in the Humantieis for West Port's Early College program.