||Shelley was born dancing, as
her mother said, she was never still. She began formal training in ballet at
the age of 6. She trained in theatre and pantomime at age 11. Shelley did
community and professional theatre in her youth and graduated with Honors
from Graceland College with a BA in Theatre and Speech Communication.
Shelley began teaching ballroom dancing in Kansas City
in 1991. She is Certified Ballroom Instructor, by the N.A.D.T.A., and has competed professionally in the American Rhythm division
with the NDCA.
Shelley enjoys dancing in Shows and Pro/Am contests
with her students and has won many Top Teacher awards. She has performed and
judged at many Country & Swing competitions.