Daughter of a poet and dancer, Shelley was born in Wilmington, NC. She was raised in Connecticut, Nebraska, and trained throughout the world; St. Petersburg, Russia Theater Arts Academy, Oxford at the British American Drama Academy, and the National Theater Institute (Eugene O’Neill). She is co-creator of the web series Dear Sister (currently in pre-production). Her choreography and dance performances have been seen through the American College Dance Association, Brown University, and Kenyon College. B.A. Kenyon College M.F.A Brown University.