Shayla was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been dancing since she was five. She has trained competitively for ten years, and loved touring and performing in the competition circuit. She’s had the opportunity to accept many dance scholarships from several conventions and assisted Liz Imperio (Jennifer Lopez, Madonna).
Shayla has trained in ballet, pointe, hip hop, tap, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and jazz under such greats as DJ Guthrie, Tokyo Inouye, Sonya Tayeh, Denise Dicharry, Alicia Captain, Colby Shin, and many more.
She is currently in school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro majoring in Dance, with a concentration in Performance and Choreography. Her unique teaching style, enthusiasm, and charismatic stage performances have made her a favorite with students.