Garrett performed her first speaking role on stage at the
age of six and concurrently began work on her first book (Susie
the Sailboat). Her first musical theatre appearance was
at the age of seven, she composed her first song by nine and
was soloing with her guitar for live audiences by the age
of ten. The die was cast.
ensuing years, Shellah made and walked a life path that was
mapped by artistic pursuit, filled with creative activity
and burnished with spiritual curiosity.
years were filled with community theatre, drama department
productions, creative writing endeavors and editing the school
newspaper as well as photo club, swing dance, mime classes
and soloing in concert choir, swing choir and so on. By the
time she reached her senior year, the cum laude graduate admitted
that she really only came to school for the rehearsals afterward.
to follow her mother's advice and "get a good liberal
education first," Shellah attended a Professional Actor
Training Program in Victoria, B.C., where she was one of nine
students to be accepted by national audition.
living in Seattle, Washington, Shellah acted in non-equity
productions and later made a living gigging locally with rock-n-roll
cover band The Killer Beets. She was involved in recording
two album projects there and also captained The Dickens Carolers,
a Christmas entertainment company. The enterprise, which began
modestly as one costumed quartet doing approximately 30 performances
a year, grew to ten groups, widely popular in two cities (in
two states), doing almost 800 performances during the holiday
life paths have been known to take detours
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