INTERNATIONAL FITNESS PRESENTER & CHOREOGRAPHER
A BIT ABOUT ME
I'm a certified fitness professional, international speaker, and presenter, specializing in dance-based fitness since 2011.
Unlike most of my peers in the industry, I discovered my passion for fitness, nutrition and dance after overcoming a lifelong eating addiction and achieving a mental, emotional and physical transformation that began in 2010.
During my 110 lb. weight loss journey, I found and fell in love with Zumba® Fitness. In 2011, I became a licensed instructor and began teaching several classes per week, in a variety of formats, including Zumba, Zumba Kids, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Step, Aqua Zumba, and in 2016, STRONG by Zumba.
In 2013, I expanded my fitness offerings by obtaining my AFAA group fitness certification, which allowed me to design and create my own class content, from dance-based programs to HIIT and small group training programs. I continued to explore the world of dance, adding hip-hop classes while studying and taking lessons in dance styles like Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Zouk.
After a 20 year career in marketing and digital strategy, I step away from my full-time corporate career after realizing that I could make a bigger impact on the wellbeing of others through dance fitness, nutrition, education and coaching. In 2014, I applied was selected by the creator of Zumba Fitness, LLC to become a Zumba Jammer (ZJ™).
ZJs are creative choreographers who offer three-hour workshops called ZIN™ Jam Sessions, where licensed Zumba instructors can learn 4-5 choreographies and boost their instructor skills by learning different cues, progressions, and routines.
I have co-presented and been a supporting presenter for several sessions at the International Zumba Instructor Convention (ZINCON) in Orlando, Florida, including Zumba® Love, a Micro Jam Session, Let's Get Creative, The Wow Factor, the world's first Zumba Kids ZIN™ Jam Session, and the world's first Kizomba ZIN™ Jam Session.