With an extensive background as a professional dancer, former agent with Twentieth Century Artists, published author of Making The Move and Brain Snacks, keynote speaker and business entrepreneur, Shelli brings a wide range of experience as the Director of Education and Choreography Agent to the McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) team. Being the first agency to represent commercial dancers, MSA has since grown to representing some of the finest stage directors, producers, and production designers in the business.
In 2008, Shelli continued to develop MSA’s innovative thinking by creating the first Education Department for dancers within an agency. As a professional dancer from a young age, to structuring, directing and producing several national and international dance conventions, Shelli’s broad range of creative and business knowledge is widely recognized within the entertainment industry.
Shelli co-wrote the Commercial Dance BFA curricula for Studio School, and is an international keynote speaker for numerous colleges and universities regarding the dance industry. She is on the Advisory Board for both the Contemporary Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance programs for the Studio School and judge for the Television Academy, the College Emmy’s and the Spotlight Awards, to name a few.