Fonds - Shelley Shearer fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Shelley Shearer fonds

General material designation

  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1976-2013 (Creation)
  • 1976-2013 (Creation)
    Shearer, Shelley

Physical description area

Physical description

1 folder of textual material + 2 photographs

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

([1957] - present)

Biographical history

Shelley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and began taking dance lessons at the age of seven. She entered the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School at age thirteen, and was offered a scholarship at its Professional Division in 1972, when she was fifteen. Shelley joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1976, but injuries caused her to retire from dancing after the first season. She returned to school to finish high school and then earned an honours commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. After graduation, she served as a systems engineer for IBM for four years. She opened up the Shelley Shearer School of Dance in the summer of 1986, and is still serving as its Director.

Custodial history

The records of Shelley Shearer came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB and were collected by members of the Alumni Association.

Scope and content

The Shelley Shearer fonds includes the following series: photographs (1976); alumni questionnaire (1991); and newspaper articles (1987-2013).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.

Finding aids

File level inventory is available.

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are expected.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions



Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres