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TEDxCalgary Shellyza Murji

Shellyza Murji

Shellyza Murji

Existential Bollywood Dancer and Therapist


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass...it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” This quote by Vivian Greene has shaped Shellyza’s perspective on life and quite literally influenced her dance career. The medium of dance has allowed Shellyza to experience freedom, growth and joy. The Founder and CEO of Soul Feet Dance Productions has a Masters in Social work with a special interest in dance therapy. Murji has pioneered a dance practice that is inclusive of all abilities and fosters discovery; focusing on personal expression that explores vulnerability, courage and joy. Born an amputee, missing her right arm below the elbow, Shellyza has used dance to embrace life. “Let the rhythm of your soul guide your feet to trace their destiny and create your legacy” is the Motto for Soul Feet Dance Productions. Follow her on Twitter @soulfeetdance