In 1992, Shelly graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Electronic Engineering, during which she commenced her now 32 year career in theatrical sound, initially as a Radio Mic Technician for “System Sound”. Shortly after, Shelly began mixing local and international productions such as Cats, Westside Story and Les Misérables regularly touring throughout Australia, NZ and Asia. Shelly also spent time in London working for the highly reputable “Autograph Sound Recording” mixing on the Westend.
Since then, Shelly has been Sound Supervisor, Associate Designer or Sound Designer on numerous International Productions which include The Sound of Music (Australia), Miss Saigon (Manilla, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia/NZ, and World Tour) , Les Misérables (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo & Mexico, Australia, NZ, Asia), Cats (South Africa, Beirut, World Tour, Korean Tent Tour), Oliver (Sydney, USA Tour, Japan), The Witches of Eastwick (Australia), Phantom of the Opera (Asia, South Africa, NZ, Australia), Sunset Boulevard (Australia), Billy Elliot (Australia), Love Never Dies (Australia, Japan), King Kong (Melbourne), Kinky Boots (Australia), Beautiful (Australia) and School of Rock (Australia, China).
Most recently, Shelly designed Opera Australia’s production of Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour, and is currently the Associate Sound Designer on the Australian Tour of Mary Poppins, and Phantom of the Opera (Sydney Opera House, Melbourne). She is very excited to be working with US Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg in bringing TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.