Sheli Schroeder has been dancing all her life. She started partner dancing in 1990 and soon fell in love with West Coast Swing.
Sheli has been teaching, performing, judging, and dancing competitively on the National Swing Dance Circuit for over 20 years in both the Classic and Showcase Divisions. She is currently competing in the Classic Swing division with her partner Mike Konkel. She is most proud of their two US Open wins; US Open Team champions (2007) and US Open champions in the Sophisticated Swing Division (2017). Sheli also achieved 4th place in the 2008 NASDE tour for Jack & Jills.
In 1998 Sheli co-founded the Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club, where she teaches weekly, working to grow the west coast swing community in Wisconsin.