Gabriela was born and raised in Mexico City. She began her dance training as a child studying Folklorico and later, as a teenager she studied Hula and Tahitian dance. Her training in Middle-Eastern dance (belly dance) did not begin until the Summer of 2002 in Houston, TX. She took her first lesson at Sirrom School of Dance where she had the opportunity to learn from different talented instructors. During that time, she met Tamara (of Belladonna) and she became a loyal student of this popular troupe for a couple of years. Gabriela continues her dance education by attending workshops with high profile teachers, such as Bozenka of Miami (who choreographed Shakira for one of her videos), Katia of Boston, Cassandra of Minneapolis, Vashti of Dallas, Jim Boz of California, Nourhan Sharif of New York, bellydance superstars Jillina and Ansuya, Leila Gamal, Hadia of anada, Sandra of California, Ava Fleming, legendary master instructor and choreographer Mahmoud Reda and Fifi Abdo of Cairo Egypt.
As a performer she's had the opportunity to dance at numerous events and restaurants throughout Houston. Some of them include the George R. Brown Convention Center (Heaith & Fitness Expo), HABDA dance nights at Bijans, Kairo Cafe, Helios, Cafe Europe, Al Basha,D'wines, Maryz, and many more. Gabriela has also been spotted dancing at Ya Leil, Saffron, Garson, Crome Lounge, Havana Latin Grill, Mashawi Lounge, Cafe Layal, Cafe Byblos, Hotel Zaza, M Lounge, and Yanni's, where she was the featured belly dancer for over two years.