Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus

Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus is a London based creative, with over 20 years’ experience as a performer, teacher & choreographer. Tali’s movement style blends street styles & contemporary, emphasising gesture & pedestrian movement. Tali’s practice centres the choreographic & experimental; foregrounding the ethic of collaboration inherent in the practices & spaces she has co/created.

Tali has worked with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company since 2006, performing in Into The Hoods (Edinburgh Fringe, Novello Theatre, Southbank Centre) teaching at the Academy (ZAD) & working as Agency Manager since 2011. Tali has worked with Avant Garde Dance, BirdGang (UK & US Breakin Convention tours), Boy Blue & with artists inc. FKA twigs, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, P!nk & Rihanna. Tali has held regular classes at BASE, Husky’s & SDS. Tali trained extensively in Los Angeles with mentors Shaun Evaristo & Erica Sobol and recently led a professional development workshop at Sadlers Well’s with Shaun. Choreographic credits include: The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe (West End/UK Tour), Three Billy Goats Gruff (Unicorn Theatre, Chisenhale Festival Theatre), Mum. Edit. More. (Rich Mix, The Place, Wellcome). Tali is the founder of ‘identity. ideas. industry’ (iii), a community-focused professional development programme, & ‘sweet spot sundaze’ (sss), a monthly improvisation session.


identity. ideas. industry.

2017- ongoing

Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus (Founder & Facilitator)

identity. ideas. industry. is a programme & method designed to encourage dance artists’ curiosity about their creativity & the industry at large through movement, conversation & literature. iii is a community-focused programme providing holistic professional development for dance artists & creators, across all styles, at any career stage, to take the next step in their creative evolution. iii is driven by the imperative of increasing opportunities, accessibility & cultivating meaningful development in the national ecology, particularly for street dance & hip-hop artists, & those without formal training

The programme is split into three strands:

IDENTITY - improv, choreography & discussion as ways to discover, delve & enquire

IDEAS- ways to generate material for efficiency, maximum performative effect, personal gratification – & the difference between them all

INDUSTRY - the business, reflection & projection

Shokirie Clarke