Jamaelya Hines, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, is excited to make her debut at SDMT for In the Heights. She has been dancing since the age of nine and started singing at the age of 13. She’s trained at various studios in Phoenix, Chicago and New York and received her Bachelors of Art in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. She has performed in various dance shows in multiple states and worked as a dancer for Norwegian Cruise Lines in the productions of Footloose and Elements. Jamaelya is grateful that she has been given the opportunity to perform all around the country.