Erika Trujillo grew up in Albuquerque, NM and began dancing at the age of 7. She quickly fell in love with the art form of dance and began competing by the age of 10. She trained with Sandra's School of Dance and attended many local and national competitions until the age of 17. During her time competition, Erika earned numerous awards including a $20,000 scholarship to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is currently entering her senior year at the University of New Mexico where she is studying Criminology and is a member of the school's Lobo Dance Team.