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Presenter Bios

Over 100 Zumba® and Fitness experts from around the globe handpicked by the Home Office Education team to bring you the most amazing content to freshen up your skills at the 2022 ZINCON.

Abraham Hernandez picture Abraham Hernandez

Location: California, USA

About Me:

Abraham has been teaching Zumba® classes since 2006, and became a Zumba® Education Specialist in 2007. He’s currently presenting and representing the Zumba program as a bilingual ZES™ at different fitness trade shows and conventions such as IDEA, IHRSA, EFC, IAFC, and EMPOWER.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba Sentao® Instructor Training

SYNC Summit

Adela Teodora Iacob

Location: Romania

About Me:

Adela has been a ZIN™ member since 2010 and a ZJ™ since 2012. She was part of the Fitness Concert team in 2012. She’s also assisted with many ZINCON sessions in recent years, including Absolute Funk, Queen Bey Experience, and ZIN™ Jam Sessions.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Drum and Bass Craze: Drop the Breakbeat 

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Ai Lee Syarief

Location: Switzerland

About Me:

Ai Lee has won multiple championships as a member of the Swiss and Malaysian national karate teams. She became a Zumba instructor in 2010, then a Zumba Jammer, and eventually a ZES™ for Switzerland and Austria. Ai Lee co-created STRONG by Zumba® and is also the program’s Lead Master Trainer.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Strong Nation™ Instructor Training

SYNC Summit

Alessandro Belletti

Location: Italy

About Me:

After competing as a professional swimmer as a teen, Allesandro transitioned to dancing and soon became a Zumba® instructor. This opened up a new world to him as a fitness trainer. To feed his passion for collaboration and new experiences, Allesandro became a Zumba Jammer in 2012.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Perreo Salvaje

Alex McLean

Location: California, USA

About Me:

Alex began teaching group fitness in 1995 and has been a master class presenter for Nike and Reebok. He’s worked both in front of and behind the camera and performed in events for the Rose Parade, Disney, and the NBA. Alex is certified in group fitness and personal training by ACE, AFAA and NASM.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Strong Nation™ Instructor Training

SYNC Summit

Alexsa Sissom

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Alexsa is a dancer, choreographer, ZIN™ member since 2010, ZJ™ since 2011, and a ZINCON presenter since 2010. She danced in the Fitness Concert team in 2012, and has been an Afrobeat presenter since 2016. Born in Brazil with African roots, her passion for African & Caribbean music leads her to inspire others with her dance moves and style. 

Sessions Taught by Me:

Afrobeat: Makossa 

Alina Duma

Location: Romania

About Me:

Alina, who won “Zumba’s Next Rising Presenter 2019” has always had a passion for dance. She started her dance career at 8, winning championships and working in dance shows. Discovering Zumba®️ brought color to her life because she could make a living doing what she loved and motivating others.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Alisha Caesar

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Alisha Caesar originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma currently resides in South Florida and has been an enthusiastic ZIN™️ member since 2012. Alisha loves all music especially the music of Africa and the diaspora. Alisha is all about good vibes and having fun. Her motto is

" Dance like everyone is watching!"

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Ana Georgescu

Location: Romania

About Me:

Ana is a Zumba® Education Specialist and a former gymnast for the Romanian national team. She was originally drawn to Zumba by the program’s life-changing reputation. She’s trying to extend by spreading Zumba Love and leading Zumba instructor training courses across Romania.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Zumba® Rhythms 2 Instructor Training

Ann Saldi

Location: Massachusetts, USA

About Me:

Ann is a Zumba® Education Specialist and has been in the dance and fitness industry for over 25 years. She’s trained thousands to become Zumba instructors across New England and was voted “Boston’s Best” instructor. Ann has also presented nationally and internationally.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Confidence with Class 

Anna Marchenko

Location: Canada

About Me:

Anna, a Zumba® instructor in Toronto, became a Zumba® Jammer in 2010. While her diverse dance background includes ballroom and a love of belly dancing, salsa, merengue, and bachata are now her true passion.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Yalla Habibi 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Belly Dance 

April Smith

Location: Virginia, USA

About Me:

April became a Zumba® instructor in 2009. As a Zumba® Education Specialist, she’s been presenting for over seven years, including many sessions at ZINCON. April’s also appeared with Beto Perez on numerous ZIN™Volumes. Along with AFAA and ACE certifications, she’s also a certified nutrition coach.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba® Bursts, Zumba® Core & Zumba® Glutes 

Armando Salcedo

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Armando is a Zumba® Education Specialist whose fitness career began in 1996. He’s worked in Colombia with Zumba program-creator Beto Perez, and as a presenter and dancer internationally since 2005. Armando is featured in the original Zumba® music videos, ZIN volumes, and even Zumba video games.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Caribbean Heat 

Tropical Urban 

Masterclass - Urban Turn-up

Ashlee Cramer

Location: Miami, USA

About me:

Along with running her studio, Miami Children’s Music, she’s also a certified trainer for the “Happy for No Reason” program, based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Happy For No Reason™ 

Ashley Bishop

Location: Nevada, USA

About Me:

Ashley is a Choreo Zumba® Jammer & Aqua Zumba® Jammer who is certified as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer.  She is the Education Manager and an Aquatic Training Specialist for the Aquatic Exercise Association and a continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA and AEA.

Sessions Taught by Me:

All Hands on Deck 

Masterclass - Aqua Zumba® 

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session - Aqua Zumba® 

Barbara Klontz

Location: Colorado, USA

About Me:

Barbara is a Zumba® Education Specialist living in Denver and traveling extensively to train current and new Zumba Instructors. She has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 1992 and was thrilled to make the Zumba® program a part of her life in 2005 and to begin as a ZES in 2006.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Non-Verbal Cueing & Teaching Facing Forward 

Benjamin Richard

Location: France

About Me:

Benjamin, with fellow Zumba® Jammer Rodrigo, stays busy presenting their session “House Experience,” Zumba® classes, and ZIN Jam™ Sessions at events like ZINCON, Zumba® Cruise, and livestreams in more than 30 countries. Benjamin has been featured in multiple ZIN volumes and at the 2017 Fitness-Concert™.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

House Experience 

Baile Funk 

Beto Perez

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

As a fitness instructor in Colombia, Beto created Zumba® when he got to class without his usual aerobics music and improvised by using salsa and merengue he had with him. With only his moves and passion, Beto moved to Miami to find the American Dream. Today, he’s spreading the Zumba love around the world.

Betsy Dopico

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Betsy presents at ZIN™ Conventions and on the Zumba® Cruise. She’s featured in several ZIN™ Volumes and has performed with Pitbull and Wyclef Jean at Fitness-Concert™ events. And her “Let’s Make Happiness Trendy” program is an effort to spread joy globally.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Sabor Cubano 

Masterclass

Intent, Movement & Magic 

Caitlin Basler

About Me:

Caiti is an AFAA certified fitness professional based in Akron, Ohio with nearly 10 years of experience in group exercise. She joined the Zumbini team in 2013 and serves as lead ZES for the program. Caiti’s career highlights include traveling to China to launch the Zumbini program in Asia, appearing on TLC’s “Sweet Home Sextuplets”, and presenting at Zumba’s Instructor Convention, ZINCON. Caiti strives to teach inclusive classes for all ages and abilities and strongly believes in pursuing joyful movement. When she’s not teaching, she loves to spend time with her husband and their two dogs, Mac and Gem.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumbini Instructor Training

Carlos Henriquez

Location: Canada

About Me:

Carlos has been a Zumba® Jammer since 2007. He’s presented ZINCON sessions since 2013 and has performed onstage for Fitness-Concert™ events in Orlando and in Los Angeles. Carlos has worked with artists such as Celia Cruz, Juan Luis Guerra, Shakira, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, and Daddy Yankee.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Dominican Explosion 

Choreo ZIN™Jam Session 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Bachata

Caroline Crowe

Location: United Kingdom

About Me:

Caroline Crowe has been a ZES since 2009 and has presented at a number of Fitness Conventions and events worldwide. Originally a professional performer, she trained at the prestigious ArtsEd School of Musical Theatre in London and worked in theatre, TV, and film for a number of years.  Her greatest accolades have been appearing as a Principal Singer in Riverdance performing to audiences of thousands in the US, Europe, and UK, and creating the role of a ZUMBA Instructor in the hit BBC comedy Miranda. Caroline has worked in the fitness industry for almost 20 years and holds qualifications in Personal Training, Group Exercise, Pilates, Aqua Fitness and specializes in Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise.  She is also a tutor and assessor for EMD UK, the UK National Governing Body for Group Exercise.   Most importantly, Caroline is a mum to two boys.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Training

Masterclass - Aqua Zumba®

Cat Medina

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Cat Medina was born and raised in Miami, FL. Cat is a dancer, community influencer and International presenter. She decided to become a fitness instructor when she discovered she could incorporate dance in fitness. She is a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba Fitness, Strong Nation, Studio Cycling instructor with a B.S in Business Administration. When not teaching you can find her tanning, trying out a new restaurant or spending time with her family. Her classes will leave you feeling energized, accomplished and bring out a smile in you.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

SYNC Summit

Catherine “Cat” Marte

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Zumba® Jammer Catherine finds Zumba the perfect balance of two of her passions: dance and fitness. She’s presented at many Zumba Academies worldwide but the U.S. Army veteran feels extra appreciative for the five years she got to present her“Dancehall Mashup” session at ZINCON.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

What’s Next: Level Up 

DanceHall Mashup

Wineology 

Cheryl Wu-Hall

Location: California, USA

About Me:

Cheryl is a Zumba® Education Specialist and AFAA and ACE certified group fitness instructor. She has a varied choreography background, which includes ballet and jazz. Cheryl’s taught a variety of fitness formats and appears in trade events, video games, commercials, and on network TV shows.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba® Step Instructor Trainings

Claudia Gutierrez Mendez

Location: Mexico

About Me:

Life Coaching and Educator specialized in Zumba®, I am passionate about the world of transformation and human development, for more than 10 years I have involved these valuable tools to inspire ZIN instructors to generate passionate potential leaders that give results, maintaining a positive vision and strengthen the ties of the Zumba community, you see a powerful and happy reflection in all areas of your life, where we all win!

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

The Power of Intention to Success 

Courtney Ackerman

Location: Arizona, USA

About Me:

Courtney is a Choreography Zumba® Jammer for Arizona with 30 years of dance experience. She held the first-ever Zumba® Step ZIN Jam Session at ZINCON in 2018. Courtney leads Jam Sessions and Master Classes throughout the US and teaches weekly Zumba and Zumba® Step classes in the Phoenix area.

Sessions Taught by Me:

We Are One: Connecting the world through music 

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session -  Zumba Step 

Dahrio Wonder

Location: California, USA

About Me:

Dahrio has worked as a dancer and choreographer with artists like Britney Spears, Jamie Foxx, and late salsa legend Celia Cruz. Plus, he’s also sung on hit Zumba® hit records and had his music used in various Zumba® campaigns like the ZumbaxMDCDance collaboration, where he was also a featured dancer.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Hip Hop Turn-Up 

Masterclass - Urban Turn-up

Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

Daniela Cesnekova

Location: Slovakia

About Me:

Daniela became a Zumba® instructor in 2005 but has had a passion for dance since she was four. After returning to her homeland Slovakia in 2006, she helped introduce Zumba in Europe. Since becoming a Zumba® Education Specialist in 2009, she’s trained thousands of instructors in more than 20 countries.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Personalized Feedback Session

Denise Galang

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

After 10 years of intense dance training and competition, Denise tried Zumba® as a new way to stay fit. In 2011 she got her instructor license and became a Zumba Jammer five years later. She teaches dance and fitness in Orlando and travels to lead ZIN Jam™ Sessions and Master Classes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Merengue

Stretch N' Rhythm

Diego Chantir

Location: Argentina

About Me:

Music has always been an important part of Diego’s life. While leading fitness classes in Buenos Aires, he discovered a Zumba® video. It changed his life. A few months later, he took the Basic 1 training and started his instructor career. Now Diego tours Argentina extensively as a Master Class presenter.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

Underground Latino 

Masterclass

Dionne Thomas

Location: California

About Me:

Seeing the Zumba® infomercial in 2008 by chance inspired Dionne to become an instructor immediately. In 2013, she was selected as a Zumba® Jammer. Soon she saw how the program inspired people to be the best versions of themselves. This insight led to motivational speaking including a TedX talk in 2016.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

The Power of You: Be Yourself on the Dance Floor 

Dorinda Wexler

Location: South Carolina

About Me:

Dorinda is a full-time traveling Zumba® Jammer who’s been presenting Jam sessions for 10 years. In 2013, she took on the role of ZJ™ Coach. Dorinda has been a presenter at ZINCON and has shared business and marketing insights at Zumba® Instructor Conferences in London, Los Angeles, and France.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Salsa

Cha Cha Fever 

Dr. B

Location: Pennsylvania, USA

About Me:

Dr. B began her Zumba® journey in 2010 when she was invited to choreograph and perform a Bollywood number on a Zumba® consumer DVD.

She’s taught Zumba® classes since 2011, worked internationally as a presenter, and been invited to lead Master Classes across the U.S.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Beauty of Dance 

Ecem Ozcan

Location: Turkey

About Me:

Ecem started taking Zumba™ classes in 2013 which led to becoming an instructor and joining ZIN. After attending several ZINCONs, she became a Zumba Jammer. One very busy year later, Ecem became a ZES™ and started leading Basic 1, Zumba Gold, and Pro Skills trainings. She also leads Master Classes in Turkey and other countries.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass - Rony + Ecem and Friends

Erica Dixon

Location: North Carolina, USA

About Me:

Erica is a fitness professional who became a Zumba® Instructor in 2008 and then a Zumba Jammer in 2011. After falling in love with soca music, Erica introduced the first and highly rated Soca Rhythm Jam at ZINCON 2018. She currently teaches approximately 400 students a week.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session  

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Soca

Florencia Salgado

Location: Argentina

About Me:

Florencia Salgado started competing in aerobic gymnastics when she was 4 years old, until she turned 15 and got tired of the feeling of competition. Then she met Zumba® and fell in love with it. 7 years later she became a ZJ for Argentina and has been able to travel and teach Choreo and Get Down ZIN™️ Jam Sessions.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™️ Jam Session

Masterclass

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Gina Graziani

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Gina Graziani is the Director, Community Management for Zumba®. She’s worked as a community-builder and educator for more than 20 years, presenting at events around the world, leading the ZIN™ Community Council Program (ZCOM), and as part of the ZIN™ Mentoring Program team.

Sessions Taught by Me:

The ZIN™ Mentoring Program 

Zumba® Love: How to Activate for Charity & Crisis Relief in Your Community 

Gina Wonder

Location: Oregon, USA

About Me:

Before traveling the world as a Zumba® Education Specialist, Gina was a choreographer for both NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings and performed alongside artists like Pitbull and Wyclef Jean. She helped develop the Zumba Kids + Kids Jr. programs and is featured on several ZIN™ volumes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Hip Hop Turn-Up 

Masterclass - Urban Turn-up

Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

Guillermo Ruiz

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Guillermo, who began his Zumba® career in the Dominican Republic, has been a certified Zumba® instructor since December 2011 and has performed alongside a number of top tier artists. Along with being a Zumba® instructor, Guillermo currently works as a Care Coordinator Specialist for HIV+ patients.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Heidy Torres

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Heidy is a professional dancer, model, singer and Zumba® Instructor. She’s been featured in ZIN™ volumes, Fitness-Concert™ events, and was the lead vocal talent in three original Zumba® songs. Heidy also presents at international trade shows, conventions and Master Classes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Caribbean Heat 

Tropical Urban 

Masterclass - Urban Turn-up

Henry Cedeño

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Henry began taking Zumba® classes at age 9 alongside his mother and ZIN™ member Eli Pereira. Equipped with his passion for Zumba®, he began teaching classes at 15 and supported himself through college. Since then, Henry has performed in a Fitness-Concert™ and became a Zumba® Jammer in 2016.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Queen Bey Experience 

Hermann Melo

Location: France

About Me:

Hermann is a Zumba® Education Specialist and international presenter. The Colombia native moved to France over 12 years ago and finished an international business degree. He conducts trainings in France, India, Ireland, Bulgaria, Dubai, Jordan, Kuwait, Spain and Portugal.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass -  Zumba Gold® 

Zumba® Warm-Up & Cooldown 

Zumba® Proskills Instructor Training

Zumba® Rhythms 2 Instructor Training

Ingrid Kessler

Location: Texas, USA

About Me:

Ingrid Kessler is one of the original Zumba® Jammers and has been teaching Zumba® since 2006.She’s charismatic, energetic and is passionate about using the action-packed Zumba® experience in her classes uniting people from all walks of life. Ingrid Is featured in the Zumba® Tone Up DVD System, has presented on the “We Move the World Stage” and part of the 2017 Fitness Concert Experience,is the presenter of her dream session “Freestyle Explosion”.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

Freestyle Explosion 

Izabela Kin

Location: Poland

About Me:

After working part-time as a Zumba® instructor for a few years, Izabela left her career as a software developer and returned to Poland to introduce the program there. Since becoming a Zumba® Education Specialist in 2009, she’s led trainings, presented internationally, and has been featured in multiple ZIN™ volumes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Zumba® Bursts, Zumba® Core & Zumba® Glutes 

Zumba® Toning Instructor Training

J-Lin

Location: Taiwan

About Me:

J-Lin is a Zumba® Education Specialist from Taipei, Taiwan who’s been dancing since he was 13 years old. He started teaching Zumba in 2009 and specializes in freestyle, dancehall, and hip hop. His philosophy for life and for dance is “If you never try, you never know!”

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Jahzeel Lesley (Jordan)

Location: Indonesia

About Me:

Jahzeel started performing as a hip hop dancer at 14 in Batam, a small city in Indonesia. Without knowing the first thing about Zumba, his appetite for trying new things prompted him to take the B1 training in 2018. Jahzeel found it was a perfect fit and joined ZIN soon after.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass - 2019 Rising Presenter Asia 

Janae Smith

Location: Delaware, USA

About Me:

Janae has been teaching Zumba® since 2013 after discovering the program through the Nintendo Wii video game. She became a ZES in 2017 and has presented Master Classes throughout the eastern United States. Janae is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Janice Gonzalez

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Janice has been a licensed Zumba® Instructor since 2012. Originally from Nicaragua, she travels around the world to teach and inspire others to join the ZIN™ community. Janice has been a Zumba Jammer since 2014.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Lost Rhythms of Central America 

Jaromir Cremers

Location: Netherlands

About Me:

Jaromir has been a Zumba® Education Specialist for Aqua Zumba for 11 years. He loves to combine the fun of Zumba with the fun of the water. He tries to transform every one of his Aqua Zumba classes into an all-out pool party. Jaromir is now part of the Zumba Jammer program as well.

Sessions Taught by Me:

ZIN 2 WIN Aqua Zumba® 

Masterclass -  Aqua Zumba® 

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Training

Jarrod Tucker

Location: Australia

About Me:

Jarrod became a licensed Zumba® instructor in 2010 and eventually a Zumba® Jammer. Soon after, he was chosen to be a Zumba® Education Specialist and now travels across Australia, New Zealand, and the nearby region leading instructor training sessions and Master Classes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

How To Build, Grow, and Sustain Your Zumba® Business 

Go for Gold: A How-To on Everything Zumba® Gold 

Jeffrey Florence

Location: North Carolina, USA

About Me:

Jeffrey is a ZIN Jammer and has been a Zumba® instructor for 8 life-changing years. Zumba was originally just fun: a place for him to pop, lock and drop it. Then he discovered a more powerful side to Zumba: a platform where he could connect, inspire, push limits, and encourage acceptance in his own unique way.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Reggaeton 

Jeimy Bueno

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Jeimy is a fitness professional with a comprehensive range of skills. She’s a certified instructor for Zumba®, Aqua Zumba® and STRONG by Zumba®. In addition to leading indoor cycling classes, Jeimy is also a dancer with a passion for choreography. She’s also a licensed physical therapist.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Underground Latino 

Jenna Bostic

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Jenna has been a Zumba® Education Specialist since 2008. She leads instructor trainings for Zumba® Basic 1 and 2, Zumba Toning, and more. She was featured in ZIN Volume 35 and the Aqua Zumba® choreography videos in May 2014. She has taught Zumba® classes in 22 different countries.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba®  Basic 1 Training

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Trainings

Jenniffer Duarte

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Jennifer began her Zumba® career as a licensed instructor in the Dominican Republic in 2013. She continued teaching after moving to the United States, and has performed with superstars from across the world of Zumba at events such as ZINCON, Zumba Cruise, and even a Master Class with Beto.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Jennifer Hildebrand

Location: Germany

About Me:

Jennifer started teaching dance and fitness at 15. She has experience in a variety of styles like ballet, jazz, hip hop, Latin, and ballroom, and is always trying to work them into her choreographies and classes. Jennifer also choreographs for VideoClipDancing and is a judge for their national championships in Germany.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba® Step Instructor Training

Jennifer Kim

Location: Korea

About Me:

Jennifer didn’t plan on it, but after playing the Zumba® Xbox game, she instantly found a new career path. In 2015, she became the first ZES™ in Korea and was featured in ZIN™ Volumes 69 and 72. She now travels the world, training Zumba® instructors in Korea, teaching Master Classes, and sharing Zumba® love.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Superstar K 

Masterclass 

Jennifer Lopez

Location: Indiana, USA

About Me:

Trained in ballet, jazz, and modern dance, Jennifer has over 10 years of dance instructor experience. She moved to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in 2000 to complete a master’s degree in chemical engineering. Jennifer became a Zumba® instructor in 2007.

Sessions Taught by Me:

KISS: Keep It Simple and Safe 

Jessica Exposito

Location: Spain

About Me:

Jessica is a Zumba® Education Specialist and an international presenter who’s taught dance in more than 40 countries. She’s represented programs from Nike, Adidas, Fila, and more at events around the globe. A frequent TV guest, Jessica has appeared shows such as Spain’s version of The Biggest Loser.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Flamenco Flow 

Masterclass 

Zumba® Emotions Flow 

Jessica Witt

Location: Kansas, USA

About Me:

Jessica is a Zumba® Education Specialist and certified fitness presenter who began teaching Zumba® classes in 2003 to introduce health and fitness to her dance students. She has performed at dance and fitness events worldwide and co-authored the Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr. programs.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba® Kids And Kids Jr. Instructor Training

JJ Kim

Location: South Korea

About Me:

JJ began teaching Zumba® in 2013 and quickly developed a passion for it, becoming a Zumba Jammer in 2016. The program has become a major part of her life. She’s featured in “Can You Keep Up” on ZIN™ Volume 69 and choreographed for the song “Yo No To Ve La Culpa” found in Mega Mix 62.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Jonathan Benoit

Location: Canada

About Me:

Since winning “Zumba's Next Rising Star” in 2017, Jonathan has been on a whirlwind journey. In 2018 he became a Zumba Jammer™ and then had a dream come true: appearing in a ZIN Volume along with mentor Kass Martin. Jonathan has also performed at the Zumba Fitness-Concert in 2018 and 2019.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Masterclass 

Josie Gardiner

Location: Massachusetts, USA

About Me:

Josie Gardiner is the co-developer of the Zumba Gold® Program for active older adults. As a Zumba® Education Specialist, she has worked hard to bring new and exciting choreography and music to the Gold population. She looks forward to many more years of “dancing like nobody’s watching!”

Sessions Taught by Me:

The Longevity Strategy

Zumba® Gold-Toning

Zumba Gold® Instructor Training

Joy Prouty

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Joy is a crucial member of Zumba’s Education Department who’s choreographed and starred in dozens of fitness videos. She’s a prominent fitness authority for over 35 years who’s trained thousands of instructors. Joy’s also a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette and co-developed Zumba Gold®.

Sessions Taught by Me:

The Longevity Strategy 

Zumba Gold® Instructor Training

Juan Miguel Collado

Location: Italy

About Me:

Even though Juan Miguel was born in the Domingo Republic, he’s lived in Italy since he was12 years old. He grew up dancing to salsa, reggaeton, and hip hop. After 10 years in a professional dance company, Juan Miguel discovered the world of Zumba® and instantly fell in love with it.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Perreo Salvaje 

Karla Patino

Location: Ohio (USA)

About Me:

After taking the STRONG Nation training in 2017 I knew I was hooked! I’ve always enjoyed playing sports and participating in group fitness classes.  In early 2020 I became a STRONG Tech. I’ve had the opportunity to do several in-person and virtual SYNC Labs which have given me a chance to share, help, and learn with members from our local and global SYNC Community. Born and raised in Mexico, Mom of two, Master of Business Administration, ZIN, SYNC, Mobility Specialist Certification, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. STRONG Nation demo crew presenting at the Arnold Classic Sports Festival in Columbus, OH.

Sessions Taught by Me:

SYNC Lab

SYNC Summit

Kass Martin

Location: Utah, USA

About Me:

Kass loves teaching and sharing her passion for dance. She’s featured in many Zumba® releases including the Exhilarate™ DVDs, Incredible Results, numerous ZIN™ volumes, and has been Zumba’s spokesperson on TV shows including The Biggest Loser, The Today Show, The View, Martha Stewart, and more.

Sessions Taught by Me:

2022 Rising Presenter Finalist Masterclass 

Best of ABBA 

Masterclass 

Dancing Through the Decades 

Kearsha Saxon

Location: Maryland, USA

About Me:

Kearsha’s love for ballet started when she was 12. She knew even then she wanted to dance as a career. In 2009, Kearsha got hooked on Zumba® just from an infomercial. That plus her passion for dance, music, and inspiring others led her to an instructor training in 2010.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Get to the Pointe 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Kizomba

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session -  KIDS 

Kelly Ann Nikara

Location: New Zealand

About Me:

Recognized for her talent, Kelly Ann was picked as a finalist for Zumba’s “Next Rising Presenter 2018,” where she captured the hearts of Kass Martin and Steve Boedt. Kelly Ann tries to live by a Maori proverb that states that people are “the most important thing in the world.”

Sessions Taught by Me:

Haka Boogie — Maori Rhythm 

Kizzy Adams

Location: Canada

About Me:

Kizzy could never resist the urge to dance. That’s probably why she and Zumba® are such a good fit. After becoming an instructor in 2011, she went on to produce, host, and present at various Master Classes in Canada. Kizzy’s sessions at the 2018 ZINCON showcased the diversity of Soca rhythms.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Soca Xplosion: Bacchanal Nights 

Krista Jacob

Location: California, USA

About Me:

Krista Jacobs is a fitness professional and Strong Nation Master Trainer. She became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer in 2018, who also went on to specialize in corrective exercise. Moving into becoming a Certified Nutrition Coach, she believes that caring for the whole person in every aspect is important for both physical and mental health. Her passion for fitness has always been there in different forms. Growing up with 10 years of experience in soccer then into her own fitness journey after having two daughters. Krista’s goal is to guide women through health and fitness to transform their lives by building small habits that lead to long-lasting change no matter what stage of life they are in.

Sessions Taught by Me:

SYNC Lab

SYNC Summit

Kristi Radakovic

Location: Chile

About Me:

Kristi left an engineering job in 2011 to pursue her passion for inspiring others to get up and move. She’s been to 30 countries while training instructors and presenting at fitness events. Kristi speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese, and is known for her energetic and engaging teaching style.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Ciclodanza 

SYNC Summit

Kyle Lamprecht

Location: New York

About Me:

Kyle is an international fitness presenter with several years’ experience in dance including ballroom and hip-hop. He serves as a Zumba® Education Specialist for Maine and Vermont. Additionally, he’s presented at the 2019 Zumba® Cruise and Celebrity Sweat® Wellness Tour alongside Billy Blanks.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Tango Take Over 

LaToya Bufford

Location: California, USA

About Me:

LaToya, who prefers going by Toya, has always been passionate about singing and dancing. She was first inspired to become a Zumba® instructor by her mom, Linda Taylor, also a ZIN™ member. She’s been happily presenting at Zumba® conventions and academies since 2012.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Dancehall Mashup 

Wineology 

Lindsey Taylor

Location: Utah, USA
About Me:

I’m Lindsey! People know me for my happy personality, energetic classes, My First Class, and “The bangs”! I grew up singing and dancing with my 7 brothers and sisters. We were known as “The Taylors”. We performed throughout the nation and filmed a sitcom pilot for ABC television! I trained in all styles of dance and singing. I also spent several years in musical theatre and held lead roles in shows like “Footloose” and “Beauty and the Beast”. All of this experience prepared me for when I set foot in a Zumba class and my life was changed forever!

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

My First Class™: Empowering Your Zumba® Journey

Vogue Like You Mean It

Lisa Dorfman

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Lisa is an award-winning nutrition expert and certified chef. She’s built a global sports nutrition and performance consulting business. Lisa is the nutritionist for the Plate® by Zumba program and served as the US Sailing Olympic and Paralympics Team Nutritionist at the Beijing Olympic Games. She’s also the author of 8 books.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Strategies & Solutions for a Fabulous Physique 

Loretta Bates

Location: North Carolina, USA

About Me:

Loretta is an international fitness presenter and Zumba® Education Specialist who teaches hip hop and belly dance. She is featured in the Exhilarate™ Body Shaping System, the Incredible Results DVD set, Rhythms 2 Instructor DVD, and in various ZIN™ volumes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Beauty of Dance 

Reggaeton Rebellion 

Ludmilla Marzano

Location: Brazil

About Me:

Ludmilla has studied dance her whole life and has worked as a Zumba® Education Specialist since 2011, mostly in Brazil and Portugal. She’s presented a couple of workshops, the “Brazilian Carnival” and the “Brazilian Country Fusion” at the Zumba Conventions and at the LA Conferences in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Strategies & Solutions for a Fabulous Physique 

Lynn Blakeley

Location: Ohio, USA

About Me:

A Zumba® instructor since 2007 and an original Zumba® Jammer, Lynn has been teaching ZIN™ since 2010. She’s performed musical theater as well as directing and choreographing students in various productions. While Zumba is still Lynn’s main focus, she also teaches music part-time.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Vocal Flow 

Lynn Sheehan

Location: Rhode Island, USA

About Me:

Lynn is a ZIN™ and has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Combining nursing and Zumba® has been an amazing opportunity to teach ZIN's CPR and how to run a safe Zumba® class! Because of her passion for teaching and caring for vulnerable populations she specializes in teaching Zumba® Gold classes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

CPR For ZIN™ Members 

Madalene Aponte

Location: Washington, USA

About Me:

Madalene has over 24 years of experience in group exercise and personal training. She’s a Zumba® Education Specialist and has been featured on Zumba® Toning Volume 6 and Aqua Zumba® Volume 7. Madalene is also a Hula and Tahitian dancer and choreographer for the Zumba® video game’s Polynesian dances.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass -  Zumba® Toning 

Gold Toning Chair 

Zumba® Toning Instructor Training

Madelle Paltu-Ob

Location: Philippines

About Me:

Madelle is a Zumba® Education Specialist who produces dance showcases and events designed to share her passion for dance with the next generation of Filipino dancers. She’s also CEO and president of Beyond Passion Entertainment, a company that creates interactive, innovative services and experiences.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Bring It: Be the Life of the Party 

Masterclass 

Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

Magali Cepeda

Location: Argentina

About Me:

Magali is a Zumba® Instructor who joined the Zumba® Jammer team in 2016, resigning from her profession as an attorney to dedicate herself fully to the Zumba® program. Magali’s had a passion for dancing since she was young, and enjoys teaching and spreading the Zumba Love!

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Tango

Masterclass 

Costumbres Argentinas 

Maggie Pezeshkian

Location: California

About Me:

Maggie has been a ZIN™ member for 8 years and loves every second. She’s a licensed in Zumba® instructor and has been a Zumba® Jammer since 2015. She and her husband own and operate two private chiropractic offices in the Los Angeles area.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Preventing ZINjuries 

Mansoor Galant

Location: South Africa

About Me:

Mansoor has been dancing his entire life, exposing him to different music genres including hip hop, Latin, African and contemporary. As a Zumba® Education Specialist, he can educate and share his experiences with dance through teaching, coaching and presenting workshops.

Sessions Taught by Me:

You Better WERKQ  

Masterclass 

ABC: African Beat Culture 

Marcie Benavides

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Marcie is a former competitive gymnast with over 20 years of group exercise experience. As a Zumba® Education Specialist, she helped develop the Zumba Sentao® and Zumba® Step programs. Marcie is featured in several ZIN™ Volumes and in the Exhilarate™ DVD collection.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Battle of The Bands 

Reggaeton Rebellion 

Zumba® Step Instructor Training

Maria Browning

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Maria has over 10 years of experience in group exercise and has presented at countless events. She is featured in several ZIN™ Volumes and has performed at Fitness-Concert™ Events with artists like Pitbull, Wyclef Jean and Mara. Maria is AFAA, ACE and AEA certified.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Training

Maria Teresa Stone

Location: Australia

About Me:

Maria Teresa became a Zumba® Education Specialist for Mexico in 2007 and helped launch the Zumba program in New Zealand and Australia in 2009. In addition to presenting at fitness conventions around the world, she’s trained over 15,000 Zumba instructors worldwide in various specialties.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class - Aqua Zumba® 

Teach with Purpose 

Mario Gutierrez

Location: Israel

About Me:

Sports and dance have always been big with Mario. At age eight, he was practicing martial arts by himself. At 18, he joined “Bafochi,” the official dance and folklore troupe of Chile. Mario took the first Zumba® Instructor course in Israel and was chosen as Israel’s Zumba® Education Specialist in 2011.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

The Value of Teamwork: Co-Teaching to Empower You and Your Colleagues 

Zumba® Pro Skills Instructor Training

Marlex Pagalunan

Location: New Zealand

About Me:

Marlex, who’s now a Zumba® Jammer, started his professional life with a degree in Advertising. Not long after though, he made a shift and has been a group fitness instructor since 2008. Marlex lives in picturesque New Zealand where he follows his passion for bringing people together to dance.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Bring It: Be the Life of the Party 

Fiesta-O-Logy: Themes, Battles & Interactions 

Marta Formoso

Location: Spain

About Me:

Marta's passion for dance began very young. As one of the most sought after dance instructors in Europe, Marta is committed to creating and supporting a strong and energetic dance fitness culture. She feels dance allows her whole body to tell a story through movement.

Sessions Taught by Me:

The Value of Teamwork: Co-Teaching to Empower You and Your Colleagues 

FitFun 

Maurice Weindel

Location: Germany

About Me:

Maurice has been a ZIN™ member since 2012 and a Zumba® Jammer since 2014. He’s been presenting at various ZIN™ academies and has been fortunate to be part of the ZINCON presenter team since 2017. He enjoys sharing his authentic and unique dance style with his fellow ZIN™ members around the world.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session -  Reggaeton 

You Better WERKQ  

Rhythm Review: Twerk It Zumba® Style 

Mauricio Camargo

Location: Arizona, USA

About Me:

Born in Colombia and raised in Miami, Mauricio’s love of urban culture has inspired him to add a new twist to Latin rhythms, bringing a fresh style to his Zumba® classes. A Zumba® Jammer for the past three years, he’s been featured in a ZIN™ volume, the Fitness-Concert™, and a Livestream on ZIN™ Now.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Masterclass 

Hit the Streetz 

Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

ZINFluencer (All you need for Social Media Content Creation)

Melissa Carias

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Melissa’s fitness career started in 1993 in Honduras as a part-time job. While pursuing a Personal Trainer Certification, she discovered the Zumba® Fitness program in 2007. She now resides in Florida, working as a fitness professional.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Quebradita

Melissa Mastroeni-Kirkwood

Location: Savannah, GA

About Me:

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela. Meli is recognized widely in the Fitness and Wellness Industry for her charisma, motivation, and fun personality. She is a Fitness Content Creator, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist and a Zumba® Jammer (Choreo and Toning). Some previous ZINCON sessions that Meli has presented include LatinTronika, Venezuelan Bochinche, Toning, and Choreo ZIN™ Jam Sessions.

Sessions Taught by Me:

EDM Beat Drop Beast 

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session - Toning

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session  

Michael Marmitte

Location: Mauritius

About Me:

Michael’s danced professionally in various countries for over 15 years. He completed his B1 instructor training with his brother in 2012. A year later, they shared the stage for the African Workout session at ZINCON. Michael became a Zumba Education Specialist in 2013 and is a certified fitness instructor (BPJEPS, AGFF).

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Soca Xplosion: Bacchanal Nights 

Michele Bastos

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Michele is a Brazilian award-winning dancer, choreographer, and Zumba® instructor based in NYC. She’s performed with artists such as Daniela Mercury, Pharrell Williams, and Jay Z. She’s been featured in newspapers, magazines and TV shows including The Today Show, presenting Zumba Sentao®.

Sessions Taught by Me:
Audition Time: Land The Job You Always Wanted! 

Michelle Calise

Location: Rhode Island, USA

About Me:

Michelle is a registered nurse specializing in training people in CPR and nursing care. Because of her passion for teaching Zumba® classes, she’s involved in the RI Soaringwords program, a collaboration between Zumba® and Soaringwords that brings the Zumba® program into the local children's hospital.

Sessions Taught by Me:

CPR For ZIN™ Members 

Miguel Marte

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Miguel has over 20 years leadership experience providing purpose, direction, and motivation. He has improved countless organizations through various methods of instruction, coaching, and mentorship which have maximized individual performance.

Sessions Taught by Me:

What’s Next: Level Up 

Monica Auslander Monero

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Monica is a registered dietitian and founder of Essence Nutrition, a private nutrition consultancy in Miami. Her tips have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Self, O Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Eat This, Not That! Monica also has her own line of energy bars, e-books, a video series, a blog, and a newsletter.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Nutrition for Everybody 

Monika Lejman

Location: Sweden

About Me:

Monika, who graduated from the University College of Dance in Stockholm, became a Zumba® Education Specialist for Sweden in 2014. She manages her own dance studio, Dansplatsen, leading weekly dance and fitness classes, workshops and projects.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Go for Gold: A How-To on Everything Zumba® Gold 

Golden Chair 

KISS: Keep It Simple and Safe 

Zumba® Gold-Toning

Natalie Bayersdorfer

Location: Massachusetts, USA

About Me:

Natalie had fitness industry experience before even finishing college, where she taught kickboxing and dance. She found Zumba® in 2008, became an instructor a year later and a Zumba® Jammer soon after that. She currently owns a fitness business and is the Group Fitness Director at a popular Boston gym.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Strategies for Landing a STRONG Nation Job  

Natalie Constanti

Location: United Kingdom

About Me:

Natalie is a a former Taekwondo champion with 4th place world ranking. She’s danced on The X Factor, presented around the world, and is grateful for her role to educate, inspire, and motivate.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Groove Between the Lines 

The Fierce Factor: How Female Music Icons Made Us Move! 

Nathalie Chenier

Location: Canada

About Me:

A Zumba® Jammer since 2012, Nathalie has more than 30 years of dance experience. She’s owned her own dance and fitness studio since 2008. She worked as a choreographer for eight years in different hotels throughout Mexico, Dominican Republic and Chile.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Around The Jukebox  

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Nathy Varela

Location: Costa Rica

About Me:

I am a Ballet and contemporary dancer that turned Personal Trainer, functional movement and kettlebell trainer, body language teacher, and karate disciple. Now, I am an International Movement Presenter and Wellness Coach MT, Co-Founder and Human Experience Director at ADN Wellness (leading corporate wellness provider in Costa Rica) since 2015. I co-designed the company's own Coaching Methodology. I became Strong Tech in 2018, and I am passionate about learning and development. Mom of a 10-year-old soccer and karate pupil and wife since 2011. Also an animal and nature lover, vegetarian, and wholehearted supporter of healthier, happier lifestyles. Fun fact: As a child, I was a choirgirl, guitar, and piano player, and remain a big music devotee to this day.

Sessions Taught by Me:

SYNC Summit - SYNC Lab

Nick Logrea

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

A ZIN™ member since 2008, Nick is currently a Zumba® Education Specialist and travels throughout the U.S. and Europe teaching Master Classes. He’s had the privilege of dancing with Beto and appearing in Fitness-Concert™ events in London, Australia and Prague.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Battle of The Bands 

Masterclass

Swing Baby Swing 

Zumba® Bursts, Zumba® Core & Zumba® Glutes 

Nicole Taylor

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

After attending her first class, Nicole Taylor fell in love with Zumba® and has been dancing ever since. She is an active ZIN™️ member, known for her high energy, good vibes and Caribbean style. She encourages all bodies to let loose and find their happy place on the dance floor.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Nuno Antas

Location: Portugal

About Me:

Nuno has been a Zumba instructor since 2011. He has been part of Beto's team for Zumba Fitness-Concerts in Lisbon, Porto, Beijing, and at ZINCON where he also led a Master Class. Nuno is also a presenter at fitness conventions around the world including the Nike Super Workshop in Shanghai.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Patrick Reischmann

Location: Germany

About Me:

Patrick started dancing in 1985. He fulfilled a dream and opened his own dancing school in 2010 and became state champion for ballroom Latin dancing in 2014. Since 2013, he’s been sharing his passion with ZIN™ members as a Zumba® Jammer known for a very special style and extraordinary song selections.

Sessions Taught by Me:

& 5, 6, 7, 8 Ballroom 

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Paula Mendes

Location: Brazil & Sweden

About Me:

I’m Paula Mendes from Rio, Brazil. I live in Sweden but share my life between Brazil & Sweden. My background is in Brazilian Ballroom dance, Samba, Afro & Jazz. I’m a Performance dancer, dance teacher, Fitness instructor also Master Journalist, and Gym’s Manager.  I use to work as a choreographer for Samba’s School at Brazilian Carnival Parade and my Dance Company is based in Sweden. In 2010 I became ZIN™ and ZJ™ in 2012. Dance represents the biggest part of my heart and my life and I love to inspire people and help them to be happy & healthier.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Samba

Priscila Graf

Location: Argentina

About Me:

Soon after Priscila became a Zumba® instructor, she realized that her new job was about more than dancing — it was also a way of reaching the hearts and souls of her students. In 2017, she was one of the five finalists in “Zumba’s Next Rising Star” competition and in 2018, got the chance to perform in the Fitness-Concert™.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Costumbres Argentinas 

Renee Mark

Location: Canada

About Me:

Renee grew up in a Caribbean home, so it’s no surprise that soca is her favorite rhythm. When she first experienced Zumba®, she loved the idea of mixing musical genres and sharing her passion for dance with others. Renee took the instructor training right away and has been teaching since 2009.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Soca Xplosion: Bacchanal Nights 

Ria Martin

Location: Michigan, USA

About Me:

Ria has worked as a dancer/choreographer for approximately 15 years and is passionate about dance. Taking her first Zumba® class in 2010, Ria quickly became an instructor, progressing to be a Zumba Jammer in 2015.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Power Up Your Playlist: Let’s Get Rad  

Ricardo Alas

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Ricardo has been a personal fitness trainer for over 10 years. He’s a Master Trainer for STRONG Nation, AFAA Certified as a Group Fitness and Kickboxing Instructor, and has NASM accreditation. He also serves as a firefighter and EMT in his hometown.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Making The “Moves” To Make It Work! A Guideline for Success In Fitness 

Ricardo Carvalho

Location: Brazil

About Me:

Ricardo is a Zumba® Education Specialist whose destiny was always to dance. He has degrees in physical education and in advanced exercise physiology. Currently Ricardo works in two large gyms and teaches Zumba® classes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Brazil By Night 

Masterclass 

Ricardo Marmitte

Location: Canada

About Me:

Ricardo is a Zumba® Education Specialist who lives in Ontario, Canada. His dance background covers a vast range of styles. He became a Zumba® instructor in 2008, then a Zumba® Jammer two years later. He’s presented at numerous ZIN™ events and has been featured on many ZIN™ volumes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

African Workout: Enter the Jungle 

Afrobeat: Makossa 

Masterclass -  Zumba® Step 

Rhythms 3 Zumba® Instructor Training

Ricardo Rodrigues

Location: Portugal

About Me:

Ricardo started teaching Zumba in 2010 and became a ZES™ for Portugal in 2019. He’s a presenter at fitness conventions around the world. Ricardo has been part of Beto's team for Zumba Fitness-Concerts in Lisbon, Porto, Beijing, and ZINCON in 2016 where he also led the Men of Portugal Master Class.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Richard Gormley

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Richard has a passion for leading and promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and has worked in the fitness industry since 2005. He holds a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology, as well as group exercise and personal training certifications with ACE, AFAA, and AEA.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Training

Rise, Stretch & Shine

Rita Cohen

Location: Virginia, USA

About Me:

Rita, a native of Ghana, is a trained singer and has a bachelor of music degree from University of VA and master of music degree in classical voice performance from Manhattan School of Music. She teaches Zumba® and is also a Zumba® Jammer.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Akwaaba: Welcome to Ghana! 

Vocal Flow 

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Rodrigo Angello

Location: Brazil

About Me:

Rodrigo, with fellow Zumba® Jammer Benjamin, stays busy presenting their session “House Experience,” Zumba® classes, and ZIN Jam™ Sessions at events like ZINCON, Zumba® Cruise, and livestreams in more than 30 countries. Benjamin has been featured in multiple ZIN volumes and at the 2017 Fitness-Concert™.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

House Experience 

Baile Funk 

Rhythms 3 Zumba® Instructor Training

Rodrigo Diaz

Location: Chile

About Me:

Along with his experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, and TV presenter, Rodrigo’s also been the program director for students in wheelchairs in Teleton, Chile for 14 years. He started working as a Zumba® Education Specialist for Chile and South America in 2006. Rodrigo leads Basic 1 and 2, Proskills, and Zumba Kids, Jr. trainings.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Ciclodanza 

Roland Schmid

Location: Germany

About Me:

Roland has been a fitness instructor since 2010, and a licensed Zumba® instructor since 2012. The native German was selected as a Zumba Jammer in January 2015. Along with his fitness career, Roland also has a master’s degree in business administration. He’s been working as an assistant professor since January 2013.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session -  Zumba® Gold 

Rony Gratereaut

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Rony’s training in jazz, salsa, funk, and other dance genres led him to start his own dance company at the age of 18. After moving to Orlando, he discovered Zumba® and now teaches around 17 classes a week. He became a Zumba® Jammer in Florida and hosts reggaeton and choreo ZIN™ Jam Sessions.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Masterclass 

Puerto Rican Flow 

Masterclass - Rony + Ecem and Friends

Sandra Bayliss

Location: United Kingdom

About Me:

Sandra is an international fitness presenter and Zumba® Education Specialist who leads Zumba® Basic 1 and Rhythms 2 trainings in the UK. Besides her dance and fitness training, Sandra is also a nutritional adviser whose main goal is to inspire others to live a fun, happy, and healthy lifestyle.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Personalized Feedback Session 

Sandra Harnes

Location: United Kingdom

About Me:

Sandra attended the prestigious Dance College Performers in greater London. She became a Zumba® Instructor in 2010, a Zumba® Jammer soon after, and eventually a Zumba® Education Specialist. Sandra has also presented Jam Sessions and a Master Class at ZINCON.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Groove Between the Lines 

Masterclass 

The Fierce Factor: How Female Music Icons Made Us Move! 

Sara Hernandez

Location: Mexico

About Me:

Sara, a ZES™ since 2006, has been an athlete since she was 9. She played team sports and was a competitive amateur gymnast and progressed to marathons and triathlons. Sara is also a personal trainer with AFAA Group Fitness certification who presents at fitness conventions around the world.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba Sentao® Instructor Training

SYNC Summit

Sara Macri

Location: Luxembourg

About Me:

Hi, I’m Sara, I’m 46 years, mother of 1 boy and born in Luxembourg. With my father being Italian and my mother Portuguese I can speak 7 languages. I have practiced gymnastics for about 10 years and won some championships in volleyball in a National Team, Jazz, Tae Bo, Step, and Fitness. I started my professional career as an accountant and managed a large import/export company and opened my own fashion boutique. A decade ago I discovered Zumba and I realized that is my real passion. I started developing my skills in Nutrition, Personal Training, Pilates, Circuit Training, Yoga, Functional Training, Animal Flow, Mobility, and Yoga Mobility. I’m teaching Zumba, Strong Nation, Yin yoga / Vinyasa, Animal Flow, Mobility classes every day. My passion is animals! I’m an animal lover and I have 15 of them

Sessions Taught by Me:

Recover and Mobilize

SYNC Summit

Sergey Pobegalov

Location: Russia

About Me:

Sergey has worked in fitness since 2006 but discovering Zumba® changed his life. Once he saw students’ enjoyment and emotional response, Zumba became Sergey’s passion. He became an instructor in 2013, then a Zumba Jammer, and in 2019 he was chosen to present at the ZINCON Fitness-Concert™.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session 

Shalaine McLaughlin

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Shalaine McLaughlin has been a fitness instructor for over 11 years after a career in investment banking. She started with Zumba® classes and now teaches multiple group exercise formats. She holds a BS from Cornell University and is currently working on her NASM CPT certification, a Masters in Exercise Science, and is writing a fitness book. Shalaine is a master instructor with Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and has presented at IDEA, FIBO USA, OPTIMA, APEX (Japan), and Zumba® conventions and cruises. It is her passion and privilege to educate and to inspire people to become more active.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Knee Safety and Zumba® Basic Steps

Socrate Pierre

Location: Maryland, USA

About Me:

Zumba Next Rising Presenter 2020, Zumba Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, DJ, and Party Motivator. Socrate a.k.a Fuego Currently living in Maryland, his story begins in Haiti. Fuego grew up dancing to Kompa, Calypso, Zouk, Soca, Reggae, Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. His passion for diverse music and dance is what led to being the Zumba Instructor, DJ, and Party Motivator that he is today. He has infused them into one big mashup! 

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Masterclass - Rony + Ecem and Friends

Steve Boedt

Location: Belgium

About Me:

Steve is a Zumba® Education Specialist who Zumba® instructors internationally. He’s presented in over 60 countries, won seven national and international fitness awards, and has been a trainer on several TV shows including The Biggest Loser, Fit Back to School, and Celebrity Fitness.

Sessions Taught by Me:

2022 Rising Presenter Finalist Masterclass

Best of ABBA   

Masterclass 

Zumba® Emotions Flow 

Sucheta Pal

Location: India

About Me:

Sucheta, one of India's Zumba® Education Specialists, is also the only Indian featured as a dance avatar in the Zumba Rush Xbox game. She’s a licensed instructor for the original Zumba class (plus an impressive six other flavors) and Zumba trainings, workshops, and Master Classes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Bollywood Obsession 

Masterclass

Susana Zamora

Location: California, USA

About Me:

Susana has been a group fitness instructor for over a decade as well as a registered nurse. She’d long dreamed of being a dancer but had no dance training before finding Zumba®. Her passion and hard work paid off: she’s now a Merengue and Choreo Zumba® Jammer representing San Diego, CA.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Street N Sassy 

Tamara Pitts

Location: Australia

About Me:

Tamara is a passionate Zumba® instructor with over 20 years of dance experience, including 10 years as a teacher. Primarily trained as a Dancesport Latin American dancer, she’s also studied ballroom, hip hop, ballet, flamenco, and Irish dancing. Tamara is also a Zumba® Jammer.

Sessions Taught by Me:

& 5, 6, 7, 8 Ballroom 

Fiesta-O-Logy: Themes, Battles & Interactions 

Rock Rebellion: World Tour 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Flamenco

Tracy Schultz

Location: Michigan, USA

About Me:

Tracy is a Zumba® Jammer from Corunna, Michigan, specializing in Cumbia ZIN™ Jam Sessions since 2016 and Aqua Zumba® ZIN™ Jam Sessions since 2019. She’s been a ZIN™ Member since 2012, and was recently featured on ZIN™ Studio for the Megamix 82 choreography toSocambor. Tracy is an educator, a techie, and an advocate for mental health, raising thousands of dollars per year for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She’s known for her small but fierce energy both on land and in the pool!

Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Cumbia

Tommy-Davis Ezedunor

Location: Germany

About Me:

Tommy-Davis started dancing in 2010 at age 15. He’s since become a Zumba® Instructor, worked in several dance schools as a choreographer, and taken part in hip hop dance competitions. At 19, German-born Tommy-Davis became the youngest Zumba® Jammer worldwide.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Trap Nation 

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Travis Algarin

Location: Delaware

About Me:

Travis is a ZIN member who’s been teaching Zumba since 2013. He’s presented Master Classes throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Travis is known for his fun, urban, and energetic style. In 2018, he was selected as one of the finalists for Zumba’s Next Rising Presenter. Travis was introduced to Zumba by his mom after a hernia surgery and hasn’t looked back since!

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Umar Syarief

Location: Switzerland

About Me:

Umar has won multiple Karate Championships around the World. He was a national athlete from 1997-2016. Now he still is the Karate National Coach for Indonesia. He is a STRONG Nation™️ Master Trainer since 2017 and also teaches Zumba® since 2013.

Sessions Taught by Me:

SYNC Summit

Vanesa Alonso Palacios

Location: Spain

About Me:

Vanesa is a 20-year dance and fitness veteran. She spent a decade as a group coordinator for a popular sports center and trained fitness and aerobics instructors for Spain’s government. With her background, it’s no surprise she values teamwork, growth, and learning very much.

Sessions Taught by Me:

FitFun 

Vicky Zagarra

Location: Italy

About Me:

Vicky is a leading Zumba® Education Specialist and a true “Zumba original,” who became an instructor during the very first Zumba training in 2002. Not only does she appear in the original Zumba videos (with program creator Beto), she’s on the cover of his book “Zumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!”

Sessions Taught by Me:

Barranquilla’s Carnival: Live It to Enjoy It  

Masterclass

Zumba® Pro Skills Instructor Training

Von Stanley Gossi

Location: North Carolina, USA

About Me:

Von has been a ZIN™ member since 2013. A Zumba® Jammer since 2015, he won the Top Rhythm Zumba® Jammer of the Year award in 2017. He has a master’s degree in business management and currently works as a senior business analyst for a Fortune 50 health insurance company.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Power Up Your Playlist: Let’s Get Rad  

Walter Diaz

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Walter has been a Zumba® instructor for almost 10 years. He grew up with Beto Perez, Zumba program creator, and worked as a choreographer for many Colombian artists and bands. Walter has been featured in ZINCON Fitness-Concert™ and Zumbathon® events, along with several Zumba DVD volumes.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Colombian Roots 

Masterclass 

Salsa & Merengue Mashup

William Villasenor "The Wild Shaker"

Location: Mexico

About Me:

William is a Zumba® Jammer who began teaching Zumba classes in 2010. He led the ZIN™ 70 live class, was a member of the ZIN™Convention Fitness-Concert® team, and participated in the November Livestream for ZIN™ Now on Zumba.com. For six years, William has toured the globe sharing the love of the Zumba® program.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Mexican Flow Factory

Yuhaine Lopez

Location: Mexico

About Me:

Yuhaine is a Choreo and Reggaeton Zumba® Jammer from Mexico and a ZIN™️ member since 2012. Her favorite rhythms are Reggaeton, Cha Cha Chá, and Quebradita. She presented as part of the "Contento Team" at the 2017 Fitness-Concert at ZINCON.

She loves to combine energy and joy in every step to take her students to another level.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Mexican Flow Factory

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