Dana Shelley grew up dancing at Encore, then continued her dance education concentrating in performance/choreography and arts administration graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Goucher College. She performed works by choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Amy Marshall, Robert Moses, and Adrienne Clancy, along with performing in ballets including her favorite, Don Quixote. Dana completed John White’s Vaganova grades 1-6 teaching seminars at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. She has learned a great deal from several local mentors including Nadine Revene, Chet Zercher and Carolyn Trythall. Dana danced with Opus 1 Contemporary Dance for six years and has been teaching for twenty!