Born and raised in MN, Angela has been dancing since just after high school, and it has become a lifelong passion.
She lived and taught overseas in Spain, and has travelled extensively for dance congresses and performances.
Angela believes that variety is the spice of life and her dance career has been a zig-zag from salsa and Latin, to hip hop, to belly dance, to Brazilian samba and back again.
She is the founder of Minnesamba (MNSamba) - Minnesota's premiere Brazilian samba team.
Her dance passion is smooth body isolations and subtle yet sexy styling with a unique quirkiness that will leave people smiling!
Shaleena has been dancing since the age of two. Everything from tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, swing, to eventually...salsa. Salsa has become her ultimate passion.
Shaleena has lived in Mexico and has traveled all over Central and South America, which has inspired and enriched her love for salsa dancing!
She shares with us what she loves most about salsa: "I love that salsa is a social dance...it is a style of communication between the leader and follower. The leader leads, and the follower has to live in the moment by carefully following every movement of the leader! I can travel all over the world and dance ("communicate") with hundreds of people I've never met to these beautiful rhythms (without even saying a word). It's such an invigorating and exhilarating experience."
Shaleena has been dancing salsa since the early 2000's, teaching since approximately 2010, and has began choreographing routines for performance teams--including her group Minnesalsa!