Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, Shelby Shenkman began her dance training at Dance Dimensions and the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theater under the direction of Angela Mauti. In 2014 she graduated cum laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance with honors and a minor in Strategic Communication. Shelby is thrilled to have joined Louisville Ballet as a company dancer in 2016, after dancing with the company for two seasons as a trainee. Since joining Louisville Ballet, she has enjoyed performing as a Peacock in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, Jane in Lucas Jervies’ Plain Jane, and in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Square Dance, and Western Symphony. Shelby would like to thank her incredible family for always supporting her dream.