Born in Worcester, trained in Leeds at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, now a Birmingham based dance artist.
Shelley trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD), graduating in 2014 with a First Class (BA) Honours Degree. Upon graduation Shelley became one of the first students in the history of NSCD to achieve 100% in her final year solo assessment. Shelley's solo became part of the following years module and is now repertoire for students to study and perform as part of their 'Performance Practice Module' (2014 - present).
Shelley has experience in a wide range of styles, one of them being Kathak and classical Indian Dance. She has performed with Balbir Singh and Zoobin Surty, as well as gaining specialist training with Mavin Khoo, Andrej Petrovic, Yen-Ching Lin and Pratap Pawar with the Akram Khan Company.
Shelley has performed with companies such as: Trash Dollys Dance Theatre, MADDOGS Dance Theatre, Slung Low, Keneish Dance and Balbir Singh Dance. She has worked with choreographers such as Gary Clarke, Tamsin Fitzgerald, Stuart Waters, Jamaal Burkmar and Hagit Bar.
Shelley started working for Rosie Kay Dance Company in February 2014, where she began touring as the single female soloist in the five star production of '5 SOLDIERS'. Since then she has continued work with the company on many projects and performances, including MOTEL, Double Points: K and MK ULTRA.
Shelley was nominated for Outstandimg Female Performance (Modern) in the 2017 National Dance Awards for Rosie Kay Dance Theatre's MK Ultra.
Shelley is a busy and in-demand dancer across the West Midlands and beyond.