At the age of just three years old, she found her first true love… Dance. DeLana began her dance training in 1983 in Pasadena, Texas at Twin Arts Dance Studio. Throughout her childhood, DeLana studied all genres of dance and participated in  recitals, conventions, workshops, and National-level competitions, winning awards and scholarships. After high school, DeLana went on to perform with pop and R&B musicians and signed with a record label as the Choreographer, Public Relations Manager, and the Direct Assistant to the CEO. For over 20 years, she has taught ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, acro, pointe and modern in Southeast Houston. DeLana is excited to transition to her new role "behind the desk" and looks forward to bringing her dance expertise and years of studio experience to the CDA family.

Dancing has never been just something she loved, it is who she is!