Rena Mian began taking ballet lessons when she was five years old and quickly fell in love with dance. It's been over 18 years since she took that first ballet class, and she's been dancing every day since. She grew up training with Deane Dance Center in Sacramento and the School of the Sacramento Ballet, and has been to several ballet intensives. She now dances professionally and is starting her fifth season with Central West Ballet in Modesto. In addition to her love for dance, she has recently discovered how much she loves teaching. She loves working with kids and helping them improve their ballet technique. She's also a nature lover, so when she isn't dancing, she enjoys yoga, hiking, swimming, and camping. She also loves watching movies and cuddling with her cat, Dinah.