Delana Willsie-Poteet was born and raised in Colorado. Her parents surrounded her in a world of music. She started dancing at 6 months old to her Dad playing guitar. By age 8 she was gathering a group of peers together to teach her own choreography at recess.
After graduating high school she was accepted into the Sound of America to train, travel Europe, and sing for audiences in several beautiful cities.
In 2015, she found a love for making people happy and more confident, so she became a licensed Zumba instructor teaching at Gold’s gym. This opened up doors doing aqua salsa at the rec center, and teaching beginner to intermediate Hip Hop at Weehawken. 2017 started a whole new chapter of Hip Hop training under Val Kepler. Delana has been teaching at Weehawken since.