Shelby Williams began her ballet training with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and continued her professional training on scholarship at the Washington School of Ballet (Washington, DC) and the Houston Ballet Academy (Houston, TX). From 2007 to 2009, Shelby performed with Houston Ballet as a dancer of Houston Ballet II, under the direction of Claudio Muños and Stanton Welch. She then joined Dresden Semperoper Ballett (Dresden, Germany) for the 2009/2010 season. After joining the Ballet d’Europe (Marseille, France) in 2010, she performed soloist roles in neoclassical and contemporary pieces on tour with the company throughout France and Switzerland. In 2012, Shelby performed with Barcelona Ballet (Barcelona, Spain) under the direction of Ángel Corella on tour throughout Spain and in the USA. From 2012-2014 she was a soloist with Ballettmainz of the Mainz State Theater (Mainz, Germany). Shelby has danced for Hessen State Ballet (Wiesbaden/Darmstadt, Germany) as a soloist where she has performed works featured roles in full length story ballets and leading roles in works by international choreographers. Shelby currently dances with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, Belgium.