Cerena Chaney grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She discovered her love of dance and the performing arts under the direction of Fran Norris at Miss Fran’s Dance and Tumbling Studio. Beginning dance at three years of age, Cerena studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and acrobatics at her home dance studio. Cerena was also an active participant in her community children’s theatre, where she trained in dance, voice, and acting. After she graduated high school, Cerena attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for two years as a dance major with an education minor, as well as being a member of the Stephens College Competitive Dance Team. While at Stephens College, Cerena trained in classical ballet and modern dance, as well as jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance. She transferred to Oklahoma City University to further pursue her passion of dance and teaching. Cerena is currently a senior dance pedagogy major at the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University. While at OCU, Cerena has performed with the American Spirit Dance Company in “Home for the Holidays” and the “Broadway Spring Revue”. After graduation, Cerena plans to continue teaching, and audition for the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls Dance Team.