Shirley started dancing at the age of 6, when she had training in both ballet and Chinese dance. She later graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, majoring in contemporary dance. Shirley was a professional full-time dancer at Arts Fission Dance Company, and a dance and movement educator in studios such as DanzPeople and Dance Pointe, as well as local schools. She has performed for numerous shows and festivals like the Singapore Dance Festival, Cabaret Musical by Toy Factory, Youth Olympic Games Singapore, and various Mediacorp television productions.

Shirley first discovered aerial in 2012 and fell in love with this beautiful high altitude arts. Besides performing for various events such as the Esplanade Flipside Festival, her dedication has seen her winning medals in various aerial silks competitions as well, including Airstars Aerial Dance Art Competition, La Folie Melbourne, and Philippine Aerial Cup.