Lanea was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and since then has developed a passion for dancing and has made it into a lifestyle over the years. She began dancing in 2010 with hip-hop and ballet but has since changed her focus into contemporary and jazz. She found a love for teaching after getting numerous unexpected opportunities that have lead to connections with students of all backgrounds. Lanea is a member of Backbone & Co. a contemporary company ran out of Block 1750, she currently performs, travels and teaches with Backbone, which has helped her push all limits. She strives to create a safe space through various trust exercises and guided discussion, establishing early on that her class is a judgement-free zone where students are free to be as silly, honest, creative or quiet as they wish.