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Selena Watkins, the Founder & CEO of Socanomics, is a notable wellness leader, highly decorated fitness expert, yoga teacher, and movement director.


Starting her career as a professional dancer, her credits include Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show with Shakira, the Brooklynettes NBA dance team, Beyonce's Black is King, World Touring with Nicki Minaj and much more.

Selena's three decades of training & experience as a movement artist, starts with a foundation in West African traditional dance and Haitian Folkloric dance. This fuels her spirit and desire to stay authentic to the diaspora.

Since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University, Selena has been working in both Fitness & Entertainment. She's been awarded Miss Black USA 2012 & Women’s Health’s Next Fitness Star 2016. She’s taught for companies like SoulCycle and Crunch, movement directed for Lululemon and other sports brands, music recording artists, and provided corporate wellness to companies across all industries.

Residing in Los Angeles, Selena lives and advocates a Plant-Based lifestyle. She approaches Socanomics as a healing modality, encouraging students to not only be fit, but to live life powerfully & authentically!

Fitness & Wellness Certifications

• AFAA Group Fitness

• 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

• 85 hr Prenatal Yoga

• NASM Certified Personal Trainer

• NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization

• NASM Certified Wellness Coach

• BFA Dance Performance & Choreography | Mason Gross School of the Arts


Mike Wallace is the Co-Founder and CTO of Socanomics. He is an Artist, athlete, and the CEO/ Founder of media production company, FREE LIFE ENT.


Mike also serves as a creative director and producer of digital content, films, music, and live/virtual experiences in the entertainment industry, working with heavy-hitters such as Nicki Minaj, JAy-Z, Olivia Rodrigo, MTV, the 1500 Sound Academy, and more.  


Originally from Silver Spring MD, Mike got his start in the entertainment industry at Penn State University, graduating with a degree in Telecommunications. While balancing his athletic career as BIG 10 Academic All-American Football player, he created his on platform and a mass following with his hip-hop group Primary Element, and his student radio show, “Off The Wallz Radio.”


Mike has since released over 8 music projects, toured on the Jay Z 4:44 tour, Nicki Minaj World Tour, and partnered with industry leaders to produce books, films, events and edutainment curriculums/institutions.

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A lover of music, dance and culture, Ilana is a small island ambassador that consistently represents her Kittitian roots in whatever way possible. 

In 2019, she performed at Machel Monday with an array of artists including Cima Funk, Ding Dong, Ashanti and Machel Montano. In addition, she's performed on stage with Mr. Killa and in music videos for Voice and Lyrikal's “Rukshun”.

She is also an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor.



Anissa discovered yoga 13 years ago in NYC after injuring her knee in collegiate track and field. After countless physical therapy sessions, she began taking yoga classes at a local studio and before she knew it, she was practicing everyday and even running competitively again. She quickly realized that yoga had the power to not only help one heal physically, but also mentally. 

She deepened  her practice by completing her 200-hr teacher training specialized in Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga. She's also completed Traditional Chinese Medicine Yin Yoga training, which has allowed her to make her classes more accessible to students with chronic injuries and mobility issues. 

"For me, yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility, breathing and releasing. My classes combine both mental and physical awareness through a Vinyasa Flow style. Expect to move, sweat, breathe and find your focus."


Jennine is a movement guide, holistic wellness coach, personal trainer, dance fitness instructor & yoga teacher who has dedicated herself to helping people enjoy the process of getting and staying healthy.


Born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, she has studied dance for 28 years, and dove into fitness and yoga along the way. Jennine has trained in dance styles such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, Tap, Hip Hop, Dancehall, and more. She utilizes her experience to motivate while creating a safe, supportive, and empowering environment.



Oneika represents Spice Island, and is noted as "The first Grenadian woman on Broadway."

She was an original cast member in the Tony Award-winning musical, FELA!, as well as cast member and asst choreographer in Amazing Grace (The Musical); and the critically acclaimed Violet. She also played Anita in the 50th Anniversary Tour of West Side Story. Her next onstage adventure is the revival of 1776, exploring the founding of America, its flaws, contradictions and consequences.


Oneika considers herself an ambassador to her country and region and strives to be a voice of Caribbean representation in the American Arts.


Hailing from Chicago, by way of New York, Nikeca works in Los Angeles as an actor, dancer, and model. She began her training as a dancer while growing up in the Chi, and went on to attend The Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University BFA Program in NYC. Since graduating, Nikeva's professional dance pursuit led her across many live stages as well as the big screen while she performed with artists from JLo to Beyonce. She recently took her talents to LA to focus on her acting career. 

Nikeva is passionate about her Caribbean roots; she is a citizen of Nevis and her family spreads throughout the West Indies. She shares her love for the performing arts through educational outreach as a teaching artist for Art Saves Lives Foundation in St. Maarten. Soca in meh veins!

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