Shelley Siller grew up in Cape Coral, FL, where she studied Cecchetti ballet technique and all movement styles at Pine Island Dance. After moving to the Washington, D.C., she continued her training under ballet master Pamela Moore, while continuing other disciplines at Cuppett Performing Arts Center and pre-professional contemporary company IMPACT Dance under Candra Preshong and Kellie Payne. Shelley has performed at many notable Washington venues, including the JFK centennial at the Kennedy Center with Company E. Recently, Shelley began touring her work internationally and was honored to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two cities in Guatemala, and in France. Shelley is excited to present new work with talented artists she loves at her favorite showcase, Small Plates!
Laura Franklin grew up dancing at the Chestnut Hill School of Ballet in Philadelphia Pa and at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. After high school she danced with a local company in the Philadelphia area Le Roux. She graduated from Montgomery County Community College in 2015 with her AA in Dance and shortly after, moved to the NOVA area where she joined the contemporary dance company fusiondance. She currently teaches at Born 2 Dance Studio in Vienna VA.