Ariella Gonzales was born and raised here in Aurora, IL. She found her love for dance around the age of 11 when she began competitively dancing in hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. While competitively dancing with area studios and attending Chicagoland conventions Ariella also was a 4-year varsity member of West Aurora Dance team and 2019 homecoming queen. She was a contestant on World Of Dance season 2 at Universal Studios in CA. After high school Ariella danced one year with the NBA Milwaukee Bucks team before transferring to Indiana University where she started her journey as a college division 1 dancer with the IU RedStepper Dance Team. During her years at IU she competed in NDA nationals where she held the The Hip Hop Top Gun Title for two years. Now graduated, she is excited to come and teach AKA Dance students this session.