Shirley began her dancing career at the ripe old age of two years. As she danced away her first nine years in her tiny tutu her mother was quick to recognize her talent and sent her to St. Chad's Church where she learned her basic techniques in International Style Latin, and Modern Ballroom Dancing. From there, Shirley's determination never waivered. She chose her dearest love, International-Latin Style Ballroom Dancing. By the age of 21 Shirley held every title available to her; The British Open, The Star, The European, The International, The Canadian Classic Du Quebec and yes, even The U.S. Open (and many more). She is one of the Top Latin Dancers in the World!