Shelley began dancing at the age of three in Odessa, Texas and has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. She began teaching dance at the age of sixteen. She went on to become a member of the Permian High School Panther Paws dance team and served officer her senior year. She choreographed a number of award winning pieces for her high school dance team, and she also served as choreographer for her high school show choir Encore! Shelley also danced competitively for several years at Topstar Performing Arts under the direction of Angie Hurt, and was in local productions of Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and Anything Goes at the historic Ector Theatre. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University. She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with her certification under the instruction of Erinn Lewis at Sukha Yoga Austin.