Shamael holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies and Politics from the University of Sussex. She has found an intersection between these fields through incorporating her acquired specialised knowledge in racial, gender, and sexual politics with character development and portrayal in theatre and musical theatre. Her recent theatre credits include Marta in Company, Lona in Pillars of the Community Jaques in As You Like It and Colored Lights: The Songs of Kander and Ebb at the Academy.