Vocalist, Dancer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Educator, Choreographer
Shelley Siller, performance artist of many trades, has been teaching, choreographing, and performing in a variety of capacities over her 12 years in the Washington, DC area. Shelley has most recently been tearing up the NOVA music scene as her galactic alter ego, Shelley Star.
Shelley Star is a pop artist born in California and raised in small town Florida. She was introduced to classic rock and pop music when her parents played it at home working on projects, and in the car driving her to dance classes. Shelley grew up singing and harmonizing with her two sisters Caroline and Christyanne, and had her first gig singing at a pizza restaurant at the age of 8. In her pre-teen years, pop punk radio music started to align with her moods, and she began writing her own songs. Shelley Star is heavily influenced by Pop, Rock, and Electronic music, and brings the warmth of her sunny upbringing into her songs.
Shelley loves collaboration and has had the pleasure of working with incredible artists such as The Hit Singles and MLEMON.
As a professional dancer, Shelley has been privileged to perform at many notable Washington venues including the Filene Center at Wolftrap, the DC Armory, and the JFK centennial at the Kennedy Center as a guest dancer with Company E. Her choreography and performances with professional companies MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet and fusiondance were reviewed positively in the Washington Post and theater blogs online.
In 2017, Shelley presented her solo choreography internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She then went on to tour her work at the Dance-Forms Productions Choreography Showcase in Guatemala City, Guatemala and Azoth Dance Theatre's International Choreography Festival in Blois, France.
She holds her Advanced Professional Cecchetti Ballet student certification along with Grade III teacher certification. Shelley’s choreography has received praise at prestigious student competitions such as Dance Masters of America and Starpower. From 2018 to 2019, Shelley was the lead musical choreographer at the Harmonia School of Music and Art in Vienna, lending her movement to Legally Blonde Jr, Once On This Island Jr, and Bring It On, among others.
Shelley has had the distinct pleasure of working alongside talented photographers, including Jeffrey Prioleau, Jose Miguel Constantino, and Andy Waters. In 2018 and 2020, Shelley's screen dance collaborations "A Reflecting Pool Of Visuals" and "the grid", shot and edited by Jeffrey Prioleau, were selected and screened in the Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival.
Shelley currently sings for the band Too Extra alongside Dave Futrell, Veronica Ortiz-Calderon and Sai Kii, performing at restaurants and bars all over the DMV.
Shelley is married to her high school sweetheart Jesse Roush, an IT whiz and her complete opposite in every way (except the ways that matter). They reside in Reston, VA with their perfect black cat, Bobby.