Shaela was born outside of Boston in the North Shore area. There is where she began her dance training at the age of three at North Reading School of Ballet. She was trained in many forms of dance such as Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical. During her years at her studio she competed intensively in competitions, as well as performing annually in the Nutcracker with the Albany Berkshire Ballet. This past Spring Shaela graudated from Suffolk University with two degrees in Entrepreneurship & Marketing. At Suffolk, she was involved in the Universities Dance Company for her first two years of school. She choreographed numerous pieces for the company's spring/fall showcases, as well as being offered a variety of teaching opportunities throughout Boston during her time at school. When Shaela is not dancing, she is still dancing, whether it is around her apartment or walking down the streets of Boston. She also enjoys cooking, listening to music, spending time with her niece and relaxing with family and friends. This is her fifth season with DWB and fourth season choreographing!