Shayla Hudson-Williams from "Dance Your Ass Off" is one of the contestants on Season 1 of Oxygen's reality dance/weight loss competition series. Shayla from "Dance Your Ass Off" is from Corona, California.

Shayla Hudson-Williams was born in Tampa, Florida, and raised in Southern California. Shayla has always been athletic and had a very active lifestyle growing up, playing hockey, soccer and running track. Prior to the show, Shayla Hudson-Williams was an academic planner and tutor, helping high school students get into college.

Shayla from "Dance Your Ass Off" says, "I have always loved to perform. I have actually been doing classical theater or many years, so I love being on the stage. The only thing that has gotten in my way lately has been my weight. So this show is a blessing for me."

Hudson-Williams' starting weight was 206 1/2 pounds. Since her time on "Dance Your Ass Off," she has lost a total of 55 pounds.

Currently, Hudson-Williams teaches dance to teens and kids. She also teaches a Latin rhythms class and choreographs for a company that puts on children's productions. She just closed a local production of "Grease" and is now working on "Rent."


Age: ∼34 years old
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Hometown: Corona, CA

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