Shersten Finley discovered trapeze studying aerial dance with Do Jump Movement Theatre in Portland Oregon. She appeared as an aerialist in shows with Do Jump including: Now (2002) and Gaviotas (2004). In 2005 she went to the San Francisco Circus Center where she was introduced to aerial straps. While training at the Circus Center Shersten performed at the Supperclub in San Francisco and the Oakland Metro Opera House, as well as participating in the 2007 and 2008 Circus Center student showcases. From September 2008 through February 2009 she performed for Palazzo in Berlin and then Amsterdam. She performed in the debut of Circus Artemis in October 2009, and spent the winter holiday season touring the US east coast with 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze'. Shersten has also appeared as a guest artist for Rainbow Dance Theatre.