Shakira West

On April 12, 2016, thirty-five chosen individuals became one and NUMINOUS 35 was born. In striving for greatness, we came together to push forward the legacy that is the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. We thank the women who came before us, who showed us the light, and made this dream come true. One year down, a lifetime to go. #ProudToBe #HKmade Cuando Sabes Tu Valor, Nadie Puede Hacerte Sentir Menos 😘 My Lovely Nu Sisters 😍 #yourewelcome Happy Deltaversary to the 35 phenomenal women who showed us the light. Thank you for the gift of a lifetime ❤ #HKmade #3YearsIn #OrOWT #ForeverGrateful My older little sister lol #oldiesbutgoodies #fbf Love, Peace, and Happiness 😍 #ThankfulForThose22 #J13 To be a delta girl ❤ #J13 I meant to post this yesterday but Happy 2 years Lucius. Thank you for coming into my life even though you work my nerve and I had to force you to take this picture with me 😘 #j13approaching #HK #AOML ❤ 😘 Hey Bestie ❣️#shescominghome #birthdayturnupsooncome Yall really don't understand what she means to me. Happy Birthday Spesh!!! I hope your birthday weekend is filled with love, laugher and lituations. Love ya ❤️😘 #abondthatcantbebroken @f0reverfallon_ When I'm suppose to be working but instead I'm lurking on my sissy page @nurse_west love you 😘............Okay, back to business Honestly..........😍😍😍 #mybeautifulLS #dancer #yeahisaidgogo #tla A cherished memory of mine.........love you Brie @_brie.b @mahoganynmotion #nationaldanceday #nationaldanceday 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 Mama taught me how to make a silver spoon out of plastic #spelmanalumna #dreamwithapurpose

Shakira West is known for being an emotion provoking and powerful performer. A native of Philadelphia, PA and raised by two parents who instilled in her to be the best at anything she tries, dance was not an exception. She began her dance training with Bodies in Motions Performing Arts and Dance at the tender age of 3 when it was just an up and coming Hip Hop company in the basement of the director’s home. She later honed her craft training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap at Bodies in Motion’s official studio for 12 years where she also competed in competitions such as Starbound, Beyond the Stars, Onstage, and many more. When deciding which high school to attend, Shakira really wanted to cultivate her craft so she attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts as a dance major where she was exposed to a new world of dance and opportunities.

During her matriculation at Creative Performing Arts, Shakira participated in ABC’s Holiday parades, choreographed for the dance department, and trained under numerous instructors such as those from the Rock School of Ballet, Rutgers University, University of the Arts, and Dance Theater of Harlem to mention a few. She also was given a full scholarship for The University of the Arts summer intensive program. In 2011 she became a member of Eleone Dance Theater second company where she was extensively trained in Graham, Horton, and Limón. It was here she gained a better appreciation for the artistry of modern dance. This also prepared her for more professional work. During her senior year, she was presented with the opportunity to dance for the artist Bobby Valentino. She later went on to work with artists GoGo Morrow and Ashanti.

Shakira’s current motto is “the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” She hopes to inspire others and take the world by storm.