Shanequa was born in Houston but raised in San Diego, California. After graduated from high school, she moved away to support her spouse military career. Several years later, Shanequa landed right back in San Diego where she pursued her degrees in Health Administration. Her love for dance carried far beyond her childhood. She was a part of many dance groups and did cheer in high school. In 2011, she tried Zumba for the first time and fell in love. After years of attending Zumba classes, being motivated by other established instructors, and getting support from family, Shanequa decided to take her passion to the next level and become a certified Zumba Instructor. "Zumba is not about being the best dancer. In Zumba it is about feeling the music, keeping your feet moving, and having fun!" Shanequa is currently in her graduate program working towards her Master's degree but uses Zumba as her #1 stress relief.