Shelby graduated from Mercyhurst University in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance and a minor in Business Administration and has since moved to Ohio to dance. This is her first year as a professional company dancer & instructor for Trutek Dance Co. In addition to Shelby performing for the company, she will be teaching Beginning to Advanced levels of Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Heels , Tap, Hip Hop & Private Lessons for the Pre-Professional & recreational programs at the school of Trutek Dance. Prior to college she studied four years at Baltimore School for the Arts with a focus in dance and took several honors courses. Shelby is an extremely versatile dancer with training in ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, character, and Spanish dancing. She attended the summer intensives of American Ballet Theatre in New York, Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, American Academy of Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. At MercyhurstUniversity she performed for two seasons with Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre and appeared with the Lake Erie Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker. She danced with the Mercyhurst University Dance Team for three years and she danced two years with the Erie Bayhawk’s Dance Team. In 2015 she was invited to represent Erie Bayhawk’s Dance Team in China and stayed there to work with the Liaoning Ballet.