Shanelle Marie, a Columbus native, is a Columbus theatre artist and communicator. She credits her first acting teacher as her beloved grandmother, who would bring Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s poetry to life. Her favorite moments on stage include performing for Ruby Dee, and playing "Ruth" in A Raisin in the Sun (Theatre Columbus State), and "Black Woman" in We Are Proud to Present (Available Light Theatre).
Her film credits include Godspeed, Oracabessa, Premeditated, Heart of a Champion, and short films for Columbus' 48 Hour Film Competition. She has also appeared in regional industrial videos and commercials.
As a member of the Maroon Arts Group, she helps create performance arts to nurture local talent and enrich the community.