Shaela was born outside of Boston in the North Shore area. There is where she began her dance training at the age of five 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.  Shaela now attends Suffolk University studying Entrepreneurship & Marketing, there she was on 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. When Shaela is not dancing, she is still dancing, whether it is in her kitchen with her roommates 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 fourth season with DWB and third season choreographing!