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Shelly is a late bloomer with a ridiculous passion for dance. She holds the titles of 1st runner up for the 2010 USPDF West Coast Regional and the 2011 Pole Burlesque competition. Shelly has also been a finalist in the 2013 National Aerial Pole Art Competition, 2013 California Pole Dance Championship, 2011 and 2012 USPDF Championship and 2010 East Meets West Tripole Challenge.

Shelly integrates her training in modern, jazz, and cabaret dance with the athletics of pole fitness to create her pole dance signature. Her versatile style on the pole has been described as artistic and graceful, and also, fiery and confident, with an emphasis on dynamic accents, musicality and storytelling. Primarily a self trained pole dancer of 8 years, Shelly has also received instruction from Jenyne Butterfly, Felix Cane, Pantera Blacksmith, Steven Retchless, Marlo Fiskin and JK Aloia, Phoenix Kazree and Vladimir Volchek. She currently trains under the direction of Dominik Wyss in acrobatic conditioning and pole, and she is a regular performer with Red Hots Burlesque.