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About BodyLingo


When working in groups, or presenting to others, too many of us are unaware that our bodies do a lot of the talking. And the message we often deliver may not be the one intended.

BodyLingo will help you and your colleagues tap into your personal potential for more effective presentations, team dynamics, problem solving and performance under pressure. Our physical communication workshops use proven and fun techniques and activities to build awareness of the body as a communication tool. Focus is also put on health and wellness.

The PURPOSE is to tap into your personal potential through mind/body connection and intuitive expression.

The INTENTION is to cultivate awareness of the body as a communication tool, encouraging relaxation, playfulness and innovation.

The AIM is to develop a smart body that possesses physical ease.

The RESULT is improved self-confidence, presentation skills, group dynamics and problem solving.


Shelley Wallace has 25 years experience as a physical-theatre artist creating, performing and teaching worldwide.

In 1978 she first studied mime in her native Rochester, New York. She then apprenticed in Maine with physical theatre master, Tony Montanaro, performing throughout the US, Mexico and on Swedish television.

In 1987 Shelley moved to Halifax to join comedy troupe, Jest In Time Theatre touring Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Alaska and every town in Canada. She co-created and performed in three CBC specials and was a principal actor in several films shot in Nova Scotia, as well as receiving two Nova Scotia Merit Awards. Other versatile skills include mask-making and circus arts.

Shelley's latest creative venture is in filmmaking where her short film "Gotta Go" was screened at several festivals and on Zed TV. Presently She has just completed her first animation "For The Love Of Sadie", which premiered at the 2006 Atlantic Film Festival.

Shelley spent 3 years as Executive Director of Moving Images Group, a non-profit training organization for the film and television industry. She also taught physical communication workshops to the Sign Language Interpreters at the Nova Scotia Community College. The positive response she received there, as well as the increased demand for soft-skills training in the business community, materialized as BodyLingo Communications & Coaching.


“Shelley Wallace is a consummate professional and truly multi-skilled through her many years in the entertainment/educational sectors. She is blessed with a naturally giving and very positive energy, which means she inspires everyone with whom she comes in contact. Shelley's combination of skilled professionalism and engaging, upbeat personality is a magical combination, which greatly enhances the learning processes she offers.”
Tara Ward- UK Management Consultant/ Writer