Adelina Aponte was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, the middle child of parents of Puerto Rican descent. She grew up listening to Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, and classical Spanish music. Her idol was Iris Chacon, the famous Puerto Rican dancer, singer, and entertainer. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a dance teacher and working with children. In 2012, she was gifted a Nieves Latin Dance Studio Certificate which ignited her passion for dance again. She began as a volunteer, assisting in the adult and children classes. Today Ms. Aponte, aka “Moms”, teaches ballet, assists in the adults’ and children’s salsa classes and is living her dream. Dreams do come true!