Shelly Clements dance instructor

Shelly Clements
InstructorTap, Modern

Shelly Chapple Clements was raised in rural Pennsylvania, in Amish Country. She was drawn to the city of Pittsburgh through dance at the age of 9 and never looked back. Her young dance education took her from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, to the National Academy of Arts in Champagne-Urbana, IL, then back east to graduate from the renowned Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts after which she enjoyed a professional dance career in San Francisco, CA from 1990-2002. Shelly has been a Colorado resident since 2002 and holds bachelor’s degrees in Spanish Interpretation and Translation, Hispanic Literature, and Theatre/Dance from Colorado Mesa University as well as a master’s in education from the School of Education and Human Development at University of Colorado Denver. Miss Shelly has taught and choreographed in Pennsylvania, California, Mexico, is a well-known master instructor of youth and adult students across the Denver Metro area (and Grand Junction) and remains the ballet mistress for DAMAGEDANCE, a Denver based professional contemporary modern company.