Janelle Diaz was born and raised in Massachusetts, originally from Woburn and now residing in Lowell. Janelle's love for dance began as a little girl as she admired her parents as they danced salsa "en las fiestas". The Latin beats and twisty turns inspired Janelle to learn salsa and cultivate her own interpretation of the dance as a wheelchair user. Janelle has had over two decades dancing salsa. She is now exploring her dance experience with Abilities Dance under the direction of Ellice Patterson. Janelle hopes to continue to develop her own style of dance and further highlight her Latin roots.