Shelley Locklier danced as a child in the North East of England from the
age of 8. During her competitive career she represented her dancing school (The
Robinson School) and the North East all over the world, winning major titles
around the country and the globe.
Her most prestigious moment, however, came just after her 18
birthday when she auditioned for Michael Flatley at Wembley arena. Shelley
shone amongst hundreds of dancers to claim a spot in the critically acclaimed
show Lord of the Dance.
Shelley went on to travel the world, dancing in the USA, South Africa and
Europe to name a few but was most content performing to sold out audiences
during Lord of the Dance’s 6 year residency here in Las Vegas. Shelley has
performed in front of Royalty, Hollywood Stars, World Class Singers and Fans
all over the globe while she was with the show.
Since retiring professionally Shelley has earned her Irish dance teaching
credentials and is now a successful dance teacher (TCRG) in Las Vegas. In the
Summer of 2011 Shelley founded the Carrolier Academy of Irish Dance with fellow
Lord of the Dance star Debbie Carroll.
Shelley has done it
all! From competitive dancing and winning major titles, to touring as a dancer
with a world class show, but she is at her happiest teaching children and
adults alike to dance and feels honored to be able to give something back from
the lessons and experiences she’s learned along the way.
Accomplished professional entertainer as the lead dancer for Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance for past 11 years, starring in over 3,000 shows for sold out audiences up to 100,000 people. Spokeswoman for the Lord of the Dance's North American touring company production. Performed in NBC's Superstars of Dance, representing Ireland in front of a televised national audience. Toured, internationally and featured in magazine articles, newspapers, TV interviews, and other media coverage. Performed in numerous dance shows in Las vegas. Currently Co owner and dance instructor at Carrolier Academy of Irish Dance Las vegas and Carrolier productions with an impressive result record from dancers. Awarded
Permanent Resident Alien status due to 'extraordinary ability' basis.