Sladana has been dancing for over twenty years. She was trained in Vaganova ballet technique at Sarajevo's School of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Sladana also took ballet at Kansas State University and performed in K-State's Winter and Spring Dances. She has also performed at Sarajevo's National Theater, Wichita State University, The Folly Theater in Kansas City, and the Columbian Theater in Wamego.
Sladana has been teaching at Bates Dance Studios for over 10 years in ballet, pointe, and lyrical. She also teaches the ballet technique class for the Bates Pride Dancers.
Sladana received a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing & Management from KSU in December of 2000 and an M.S. in Apparel and Textiles Marketing from KSU in May of 2003.