Shelly has taken every artistic opportunity offered in New York City to become her own brand of entertainment excellence. As an opera singer she's an award winning, B.M and M.M Juilliard graduate, a Metropolitan Opera outreach Artist and world premiere music collaborator specializing in improvisation.
As a comedian, she's made the world laugh. She's headlined and been featured at Caroline's Comedy Club, Comedy Cellar, N.Y Comedy Club, Gotham, Magnet Theater, Dangerfield's, UCB and Stand Up New York and was voted one of Z100s' Funniest Females. This led to a nationally syndicated radio segment "Hip Hopera" (her operatic arrangements of rap songs) that ran 13 seasons. Her spectacular Hip Hopera opening on the MTV 2001 VMA's with Jaime Foxx has been voted one of the top 10 best moments in the VMA's every year since its debut.
Classical Music Inside Out Series: Aims to broaden access to and appreciation for classical music with all ages through a diverse range of community engagements. Led by Artistic Director and GRAMMY-award winning cellist Zuill Bailey. Each performance will be prerecorded for Mesa Arts Center to ensure a quality presentation.