Lela began developing a passion for dance at the age of 3, learning Polynesian dance from family members. Growing up she performed at the Servus Heritage Festival exploring her cultural roots with Samoan siva, Hawaiian hula and Tahitian dance from 2001-2011. In 2011 Lela was the Servus Heritage Festival princess and ambassador where she was able to showcase her passion for dance for the opening ceremonies and throughout the festival. At age 7, Lela joined her first hip hop and jazz class at a local studio in St. Albert. Only a few short years later Lela moved to Auckland, New Zealand where she developed a strong hip hop background and also began to train more intensely in jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern and tap. After returning to Edmonton, Lela enrolled in Victoria School of Performing and Visual arts where she was involved in many community performances and was able to receive her International Baccalaureate certificate in dance. She now attends local hip hop studios where she has had the opportunity to work with master teachers such as Alexander Chung and Carlo Atienza. Lela’s passion for dance is continuing to grow and she is excited for the opportunity to teach hip hop at J’adore Dance!