Selena is a professional dance teacher, choreographer, and competitor based in San Diego. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University she began teaching, performing, and competing. While trained in all styles, her specialty and passion is for American Smooth Style Ballroom and International Standard Ballroom. Through her quest for knowledge and excellence she has had the privilege to train, teach, and compete all over the country. As a competitor she has quickly attained many titles, some of which include:
- World Professional American Smooth Rising Star Runner-Up
- World Professional Open American Smooth Semi-Finalist
- U.S. Professional American Smooth Rising Star Finalist
- U.S. Professional Open American Smooth Semi-Finalist
- World Masters Rising Star Smooth Champion
- Ultimate Dancesport Open American Smooth Champion
- Indiana Challenge Champion
- Heritage Classic Rising Star Champion
- People’s Choice Champion
- Virginia State Rising Star Champion
- Southern States Rising Star Champion
In addition to competing, Selena has also developed a passion for teaching. She enjoys bringing dance into the lives of others so they too can experience all its joys and benefits. Selena has had much success competing pro/am and continues to travel on a regular basis to train and compete with her students.
Selena has begun to fulfill a dream to spread American Style internationally by performing shows throughout Japan. She has recently assisted with the development of the ballroom show, Encore, for Princess Cruise Lines and performed aboard the Island Princess.