Shelly has a B.M and M.M from Juilliard and was the inspiration/first recipient of their Inter Arts Award. She has a successful career in Opera, Musical Theater, Cabaret and Burlesque. The NY Times describes Shelly as “Rambunctious, over the top and of considerable charm” She’s sung everywhere from The Metropolitan Opera to The Metropolitan Room. Shelly's work with Company XIV continues to be her greatest artistic joy. She’s also the first member to get an XIV tattoo.