T'Yona was born & raised in Oakland CA. Eldest of 2 girls & from the young age of 2, everyone knew just what she was born to do; and that was dance! She stole the show at a family reunion & from there on, there was no stopping her!
She is currently dancing, training & teaching at Destined 2 Dance Studio, located in San Leandro CA, & has been for 9 years. T'Yona trains in modern, jazz & praise dance, with praise being her all time favorite.
Before her professional training & dance career, she coached high school cheer/spirit squads & competitive dance teams from the time she graduated high school in 2002. She has worked with several after school programs throughout the bay area and has also worked with different churches (as well as her own) in their dance ministry/performance arts department.
Fast forward to today and as the new kid on the, Ray of Light block, she hopes to be a great addition to the roster. T'Yona teaches two children's Hip-Hop classes and two adult classes – Cardio Hip-Hop and Ladies Night!