Born and raised in Orange County, California, Angela Mattern immediately found a love for dance. Angela began training extensively in jazz, contemporary, ballet, and modern dance very early on, and has recently discovered a passion for Los Angeles' jazz funk and hip hop scene. She previously attended the Orange County High School of the Arts with the Classical/Contemporary Dance Department, and has performed as a soloist with the Nouveau Chamber Ballet. Angela earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at the California State University of Long Beach where she had the opportunity to study from world-renowned dancers and choreographers and gain inspiration from other aspiring artists. While in college, Angela was a proud member of the nationally ranked CSULB Dance Team under the direction of Rey Lozano, and was also a founding member of the modern dance company, LeverageDance. Angela recently appeared on the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards dancing behind the Black Eyed Peas and Jack Black. Upon graduating college, Angela Mattern accepted a contract with Holland America Cruise Lines as a dancer in their at sea production shows, and spent time touring Asia, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, and Alaska. Angela is currently pursuing her career in dance in Los Angeles with The Movement Talent Agency.