Lanise Antoine Shelley

Lanise Antoine Shelley is an actress, director, and painter. Selected assistant directing credits include: the world premiere of Plantation (Lookingglass Theatre, dir. David Schwimmer), Nell Gwynn (Chicago Shakespeare), and Snow Queen (American Repertory Theater, AD & Choreographer). Lanise has also worked as a director with 16th St. Theater (also as a movement consultant), with Lookingglass Theatre’s Summer Lab, and directed a staged reading at Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She has studied abroad six times and holds a BFA in Directing, Acting, and Playwriting from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA from ART/MXAT at Harvard University. Lanise also holds a certificate in Classical Theatre from BADA in Oxford, England, and was a Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Chicago Fellow 2016. Other works can be viewed at