Shelley Switzer is the Artistic Producer at the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival (StreetFest) and is proud to be one of the instructors at NAIT – Event Management. Shelley has an extensive history as a festival producer/consultant, educator, theatre administrator, production manager and stage manager. Shelley has worked on events large and small, in Edmonton and across Canada, as well as in Europe and Australia (to name a few). She has worked on family celebrations, private and corporate events and at a wide variety of Festivals. Shelley has expertise in large scale events that includes; the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, the XV Winter Olympics in Calgary, the World Junior Championships in Athletics and various productions/events at HarbourFront Centre in Toronto.
Shelley is a much sought after consultant for Festivals all over the world and has started and is currently the programming partner and consultant to 3 Street Performers Festivals in Alberta and one in Saskatchewan. In addition, Shelley provides programming, consultancy and management for over 30 additional events, festivals and private and corporate events annually. There does not seem to be an opportunity or a challenge that Shelley cannot manage.
She brings great enthusiasm, passion, knowledge and experience to everything she works on. Shelley has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Mayor’s Evening for the Arts Award – Molson Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction, YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Arts and Culture and the Global Woman of Vision Award.