Marilen Avila Tran was introduced to hip hop in middle school as she braved her first freestyle in a cypher. During high school and college, Marilen and her friends would choreograph routines for parties and talent shows.
Marilen started dancing with Afta Shock San Diego in 2009. Three months later, she had to put dancing on hold since she was pregnant with twins. When the twins turned one and half, she started taking the boys to the Shorty N Me classes on Saturday. In 2013, Marilen auditioned for Afta Shock again and danced on the team for two seasons.
She is grateful to have the opportunity to capture images of all the amazing dancers at the Culture Shock Dance Center and Culture Shock San Diego Dance Troupes. MTran Photography images are used for promotional purposes and social media.
She appreciates Catalina Shoate for creating Shorty N Me and is grateful for the opportunity to work along side with her! Marilen is excited to start this new journey as a Shorty N Me instructor!