|“||Misstep! You're out! Misstep! Bye now! Misstep! Toodles! Misstep! See yah!||”|
|— Zeena, The Missteps|
Zeena is portrayed by Laya DeLeon Hayes.
Zeena is an amazing and a talented dancer. She is a confident leader who believes in her decisions as the leader of The Red Hot Chili Steppers, making her arrogant and condescending. She is strict and sets high standards for her dance team. She is proud of herself and likes to gloat.
Zeena holds auditions for students who want to join her dance squad, The Red Hot Chili Steppers. Many students sign up. During the group audition, Zeena turns out to be very strict and eliminates everyone who does a simple misstep. At the end, she's left with Nia and Tess. She tells them that they're both qualified for the team. However, there's only room for one. So, she makes them choose which one will join the team. Since Nia and Tess are best friends and don't want to be separated, they form their own dance crew to challenge Zeena's. They enlist other students who had been rejected by Zeena.
When Tess and Nia start fighting, Zeena takes the opportunity to steal their dancers into her team. During the competition night, Zeena leads her squad with an excellent performance. Nia and Tess's performance ends in a hilarious disaster. Zeena wins.
After noticing Nia's new jacket, Zeena becomes determined to outshine them as the new trendsetter. She subscribes to Lit 'Fits Premium Prime to get new fashion updates before Nia. This helps take down Nia and Tess's business of renting her jacket and cape.
Zeena is in Nia and Booker's math class. She gets on Nia's nerves by bragging about how proud she for is being herself. When the math teacher assigns them a presentation on appreciating their parents, she reveals that her father is a Polynesian dance instructor. So, to appreciate his father, Zeena teams up with her brother to perform a Hawaiian hula dance with uli uli.
- Her father is a Polynesian dance instructor..
- Zeena's brother helped in her parent apprciation project.
|“||You all came here today with a dream... of one day becoming a Chili Stepper. But do you really have what it takes? DO YOU?||”|
|“||Well, of course, why wouldn't I be? I woke up, and I was still... me! What's it like to wake up you? Never mind, don't answer that. It'll just bring me down.||”|
|— Zeena to Nia|
| The image gallery for Zeena may be viewed here.