Angel was born in San Diego and raised in Torrance, California. At 18, she launched a professional dancing, choreography, and music career. She was paralyzed from the waist down in a 1992 car accident and continued her career. She was a main character on the 2012 The Sundance Channel reality television series Push Girls, which won a Critics Choice Award for "Best Reality TV Show". She was also one of the stars in the HBO film Musical Chairs.