Who is Sheila Kelley? Meet the 'Strip Down, Rise Up' star who is taking pole dance classes for other stars

Her list of devotees includes Teri Hatcher, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kate Hudson, who has proven especially adept at working the pole


                            Who is Sheila Kelley?  Meet the 'Strip Down, Rise Up' star who is taking pole dance classes for other stars
Sheila Kelley (@sheilakelleys/Instagram)

Academy Award Nominated director Michèle Ohayo is all set to release his latest film with 'sensual dance and daring pole dance artistry'. The film titled 'Strip Down, Rise Up' will release on February 5, 2021. Sheila Kelley, Jenyne Butterfly and Amy Bond will be seen as playing pivotal roles in the film. Now, the Internet wants to know everything about the Pennsylvania beauty Sheila Kelley.

Who is Sheila Kelley?



 

Sheila Kelley has been a familiar face for more than 20 years with recurring roles on such TV classics like, 'LA Law' and 'ER', and a current role on ABC's show 'Lost'. Kelley was born on October 9, 1963. Her acting career started in the 1980s in television, with her first credited TV role in 1987.

Later, in 1988, she appeared in 'Some Girls'. She played the role of Gwen Taylor in the legal drama 'LA Law' from 1990 to 1993. She also played the role of a stripper and performed a seductive dance routine onscreen in the 2000 feature film 'Dancing at the Blue Iguana'. Kelley appeared in a recurring role in the final season of 'Lost' in 2010, playing Zoe. From 2011 to 2012, she appeared as Carol Rhodes on 'Gossip Girl'.

But over the past few years, Kelley has been known around Hollywood for her skill, which is teaching pole-dancing to the stars. Her list of devotees includes Teri Hatcher, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kate Hudson, who has proven especially adept at working the pole.

Kelley started her own training company, S Factor, after researching strip clubs for a role. “I was a dance major at NYU, and had done every dance you can imagine,” says Kelley. “I have never done anything so beautiful as this. I never had the kind of long, lean muscles I have now – and I still have the curves.”



 

 

But S Factor isn’t just about the pole. Kelley also incorporates yoga-type stretches and strength exercises. “It’s a really safe, fun, wholesome and sexy environment,” she says. “It’s not sleazy or tacky or silly; it’s really sensual and beautiful. It’s not about being naked.” Lights are kept low so clients — who include all shapes and sizes and weights, and range in age from about 18 to 73 —feel comfortable. “It’s really sensual and beautiful,” Kelley adds. “It’s fitness program designed for the female body.”



 

 

Kelley choreographed Teri Hatcher’s pole dance for one of the January episode of 'Desperate Housewives'. “I couldn’t even believe she’s turning 45, she’s so beautiful,” Kelley says. “She did the snake. That’s a trick where I put her in 8-inch white heels. The snake is a Level 2, and it’s an inverted trick — you have to use every single muscle in your core, and peel upside down as if you’re hanging from a tree and push your body up She’s really impressive.”

Kelley tied the knot with actor Richard Schiff in 1996 after the couple appeared in 'The Good Doctor'. They welcomed their first son Gus in 1994 and their daughter, Ruby, in August 2000. Here are some of the best pictures she posted on social media. 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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