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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 2024 ZINCON.

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:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Fit & Flow : The Remix

Drum and Bass Craze: Drop the Breakbeat 

Adriana Quesada

Location: North Carolina, USA
About Me:

Adriana has been a ZJ™ since 2016 and ZIN™ Member since 2011. She currently holds 2 different licenses, Merengue + Choreo. Originally from Costa Rica, she is passionate in everything she does, especially when it comes to teaching Zumba® classes.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Merengue

Adriano Sosa

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Adriano became a Zumba® instructor in 2011, during his last year of Medical School. He’s a 5-time Zumba® Convention Presenter, a Zumba’s Next Rising Presenter Finalist in 2020, and participated in the 2022 Fitness-Concert™, the Zumba® Cruise, and as a Zumba® Wear model, among many other credits.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Ai Lee Syarief

Location: United Arab Emirates

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 Nation® and is also the program’s Lead Master Trainer. She is also a co-creator of the CIRCL Mobility™ Program.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class - STRONG Nation

CIRCL Mobility™ Deep Dive

Go Full CIRCL

SYNC Summit

Alba Duran

Location: Spain

About Me:

Alba has been a ZIN™ Member since 2013 and a ZJ™ since 2018. Her love of teaching and sports led her to work as a physical education teacher for 12 years, but she’s always had a passion for Latin dance. As soon as she discovered Zumba®, she started sharing her choreographies on YouTube. And as a result, she got the opportunity to begin traveling the world, sharing her love for Zumba®. In 2019, Alba became a Zumba® Jammer for Spain and has had the chance to be a part of multiple Zumba® projects, including ZIN™ Volume 101.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Make It POP

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, Alessandro became a Zumba® Jammer in 2012.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

SYNC Summit

Alexsa Sissom

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Alexsa is a dance instructor, professional dancer, choreographer, and international presenter. She loves that she can combine all of her skills to find the perfect balance as a Zumba® Instructor and Zumba® Jammer. She finds it immensely rewarding to help others achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Alice Kollmann

Location: Germany

About Me:

Alice has been a fitness instructor for over 10 years! As a Zumba® Jammer, Alice has been teaching ZIN™ Jam Sessions since 2014. She is best known for her infectious and authentic teaching style, her love of Afro beats and dancehall rhythms, and her love for fun battle songs, which she also presents internationally in Master Classes and events.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

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:

Balkan Beats And Beyond

The TIKTOK ERA

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:

Zumba® Rhythms 2 Instructor Training

The Party Muse: EDM2 {squared (Electronic Dance Music and Moves)

Ann Saldi

Location: Massachusetts, USA

About Me:

Ann has over 30 years of experience in the dance and fitness industry. As a Zumba® Education Specialist, Zumba® Jammer for Zumba® Fitness, and AFAA® and ACE® Certified Group Exercise Instructor, she’s trained thousands to become Zumba® instructors across New England. Ann has also presented nationally and internationally and was voted “Boston’s Best” instructor. She is best known for her inspiring and empowering routines and connecting with her students in all her classes.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session - Gold

Confidence with Class 

Anna Marchenko

Location: Canada

About Me:

Anna is a Zumba® Instructor and Zumba® Jammer. She has been a Salsa & Belly dancer for more than 20 years! Anna appeared in ZIN™ Volumes 44 and 87 and has been a presenter at ZINCON™ in Orlando since 2011.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Yalla Habibi 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Belly Dance 

Masterclass

Arisa Matsumoto

Location: Japan

About Me:

Arisa has been teaching Zumba® since 2019 and became a Get Down Zumba® Jammer in 2021, specializing in modern dance,  hip-hop, and dancehall. She has been dancing since she was 7 years old and loves expressing herself honestly through movement!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

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 internationally as a presenter and dancer since 2005. Armando is featured in the original Zumba® music videos, ZIN™ Volumes, and even Zumba® video games.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Caribbean Heat 

Masterclass

Bechir Ben Dhief

Location: Netherlands

About Me:

Bechir Ben Dhief is a Choreo Zumba® Jammer from the Netherlands. He has been a ZJ™ since 2021 and ZIN™ Member since 2018. He is originally from Tunisia, North Africa– that's why his classes and jams always include Afrobeat music! He uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage ZIN™ Members to work hard and succeed.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

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:

Master Class

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.

Sessions Taught by Me:

DREAM ON: An Interactive Music Experience

Betsy Dopico

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Traveling the world as a Zumba® Education Specialist, 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. Her “Let’s Make Happiness Trendy” program is an effort to spread joy globally.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Sabor Cubano 

Caressa James

Location: Pennsylvania, USA

About Me:

Caressa has been teaching Zumba®️ Fitness for 12 years. She is an AFAA/NASM Certified Group and HIIT Instructor. In 2014, Caressa became a Salsa Rhythm Specific Zumba® Jammer and has expanded her career with the role of a Choreography ZJ™️. She travels the US teaching Jam Sessions and Master Classes!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Carlos Henriquez

Location: Canada

About Me:

Carlos has been a Zumba® Jammer since 2007. He’s presented ZINCON™ sessions since 2013 and performed onstage for Fitness-Concert™ events in Orlando and Los Angeles.

Bachata is his favorite rhythm and sharing this form of dance and all of its subtleties has made him the renowned "Bachata King" El Bachatu. 


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Dominican Explosion 

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Bachata

Bachata Extreme

Cat Medina

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Born and raised in Miami, Cat is a dancer, community influencer, and international presenter. She is a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba® Fitness, STRONG Nation™, and a Studio Cycling instructor. She is currently the General Manager of City Zero Gym owned by Beto Perez in Miami. When she is not teaching you can find her listening to a podcast, 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

Catherine “Cat” Marte

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Catherine "Cat" Marte is a wife, mother, personal trainer, group fitness instructor and Zumba® Jammer living in South Florida. She is a U.S. Army veteran who turned to health fitness as a lifestyle and profession shortly after separating the military. She has always had a passion for both dance and fitness, but found the perfect balance of the two with Zumba® Fitness.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Dancehall Mashup

Claudia Roedner

Location: Germany

About Me:

Claudia is a licensed Strong Tech and Master Trainer for STRONG Nation® Germany and a passionate CIRCL Mobility™ Instructor. She loves to push herself and her participants to their limits, fostering physical and mental growth and sharing a journey of movement and self-improvement. She not only loves teaching but also revels in the creative aspects of her job!


Sessions Taught by Me:

SYNC Summit

Go Full CIRCL

Claudiu Gutu

Location: Romania

About Me:

Claudiu has been a ZIN™ Member since 2011 and is a previous finalist of Zumba’s Next Rising Presenter. He feels very happy and lucky to have the chance to travel around the world and spread love for Zumba®!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

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. Dahrio is a proud Zumba® Jammer!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Hip Hop Turn-Up 

Rhythm & Vibe

Get Down Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Master Class

Daniel DelliQuadri

Location: Ohio, USA

About Me:

Daniel attended his first Zumba® class in 2009. He fell in love with Zumba®️ and became a ZIN™️ Member in 2011. As a healthcare professional who began teaching multiple Zumba® classes a week, Daniel noticed a positive transformation both mentally and physically. This empowered him to grow as an instructor to become a Zumba®️ Jammer. Since 2016, Daniel has been conducting Master Classes, Choreo and Cumbia ZIN™ Jam sessions around the world.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Cumbia

Daniel Garcia Vallejo - Brothers Twinz

Location: Colombia

About Me:

Daniel is half of The Brothers Twinz, along with his brother Nicolas. They’re both  ZIN™ Members and international Zumba® presenters and Social Media Influencers from Cali, Colombia. They specialize in salsa caleña and salsa choque. In 2019 they were chosen by Beto Pérez to be part of the Fitness-Concert at ZINCON™. They have taught Zumba® classes and events in more than 35 countries around the world.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Califusion

Didem Zeybek

Location: Turkey

About Me:

Didem has worked in the Fitness Industry for over 15 years, teaching formats such as aerobics, pilates, and weight training. She has a degree in Physical Education & Training, plus NPTI certifications in Nutrition, Personal Training, Functional Movement Anatomic Programming, ROM testing, and Assisted Stretching Technique. Didem became a Zumba® Education Specialist in 2013 and has since been a Zumba® Presenter for Rimini Wellness, Colombia Masterclass with Beto, İstanbul Masterclass with Beto,  Zumba® Cruise, and Zumba® Fitness Concert 2016.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

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:

Underground Latino 

Master Class

Dionne Thomas

Location: California, USA

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:

The Power of You: Be Yourself on the Dance Floor 

Dorinda Wexler

Location: South Carolina, USA

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:

Cha Cha Fever 

Master Class

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Salsa

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

Eliza Stone

Location: Mexico

About Me:

Eliza has been a fitness professional for over 30 years. She is a certified AFAA, ACE, and AEA and a registered nutritionist and hypnotherapist. As a dance lover, she has been a Zumba® instructor for over 19 years and a ZES™ for almost 17. She's committed to educating others to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mexican Fiesta 2.0

Bio-Optimization: Anti-Aging hacks for a longer and healthier life

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. Erica has choreographed 12 NBA halftime shows, created a Carribbean band named Unity Mas, and she has performed for numerous festivals across the country.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Soca

Fabio Barros

Location: Illinois, USA

About Me:

Fabio has been a ZIN™ Member since 2008 and has presented at different workshops at ZINCON™ since 2009. With over 30 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer and instructor, Fabio loves traveling the world, sharing their knowledge and love for the art of movement and fitness. Fabio has also been a Zumba® Education Specialist of Illinois and Indiana for over 6 years.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Hips Revolution

Master Class

Fernando Lima

Location: Switzerland

About Me:

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil and now living in Switzerland,  Fernando is a certified fitness instructor, ZIN™ Member since 2011, and also one of the first samba Zumba® Jammers since 2019. Dance was a big part of his life growing up, where he experienced carnaval and Brazilian culture. Now, he travels to many countries sharing his passion for Brazilian culture through dance.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Samba

Florencia Rodriguez

Location: Australia

About Me:

Florencia has a background as a Cuban Salsa and Kizomba teacher and has been the Founder and Artistic Director of numerous popular festivals and dance events for over 13 years. She has been a ZIN™ Member for over 10 years and a Zumba® Jammer for 3 years (Gold and Tango). She regularly teaches Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, seated Gold classes, and Para Dance for wheelchair participants. Her life mission is to share the joy of dance with people of all ages and abilities and to demonstrate that health and creativity are possible at all life stages.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Find your Balance - Zumba® Gold

Florencia Salgado

Location: Argentina

About Me:

Florencia competed in aerobic gymnastics between the ages of 4 and 15. Then she discovered Zumba® and immediately fell in love with it. She became a ZJ™ for Argentina seven years later and has been able to travel and teach Choreo and Get Down ZIN™️ Jam Sessions.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Make It POP

Gina Graziani

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Gina Graziani is the Director of Membership Programs and Community 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: California, 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 

Master Class

Get Down Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Giovanna Amvrosiatos

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

 A lover of dance since she was 2, Giovanna attended Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts as a Dance Major and trained professionally in ballet and modern dance for 4 years. At 20, Giovanna was one of the top 6 finalists selected in Zumba®'s Next Rising Presenter. She inspires and helps others release stress accumulated from daily life through dance. While she is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance, it was only when Giovanna found Zumba® that she realized that it's not about being the best dancer but the joy you feel when dancing.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mykonos Nights

Gonzalo Alcaino

Location: Chile

About Me:

Gonzalo’s lifetime dedication to sports led him to becoming a physical education teacher. In 2011, Gonzalo became certified as a Zumba® Instructor, finding it one of the best ways to connect and share with his students. As a ZIN™ Mentor and now a Zumba® Jammer, he continues to enjoy teaching and sharing with the amazing ZIN™ Community around the world.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Guillermo Melendez

Location: Texas, USA
About Me:

Guillermo is a Zumba® Education Specialist and fitness presenter. He has been on a wellness journey since 2009 and a Zumba® Instructor since 2010. Guillermo holds a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees in Health, Wellness, and Holistic Nutrition. Guillermo is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Integrated Health. As a Co-Founder of a virtual wellness platform, his goal is to educate and bring awareness to your total body health.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Training

Master Class - Aqua Zumba®

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. He has performed alongside several top-tier artists. Guillermo holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and works as a Zumba® Instructor and Zumba® Jammer.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Heather Spencer

Location: New Jersey, USA

About Me:

Heather has a formal background in dance, and upon finding her love for Zumba®, she became a licensed ZIN™ Member in 2014. Heather later found her passion in the Zumba® Toning specialty and with her strong background in creating choreography, became a Zumba® Jammer for the Zumba® Toning Specialty in 2021. Heather loves meeting ZINs from all around the world!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Sessions - Toning

Heba Fathy

Location: Egypt

About Me:

Heba is a certified AFAA group fitness instructor who became a Zumba® Jammer in 2016. She is crazy about dance and feels so motivated by her Zumba® work because it lets her help others through her classes and Jam Sessions. In 2019, she also became a reggaeton Jammer.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Hee Ji Seo (Rony)

Location: South Korea

About Me:

Rony was the winner of Zumba’s Next Rising Presenter in 2023. They are so excited and happy to dance and share their passion about Zumba®– so, get ready to dance!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class - 2023 Zumba® Rising Presenter

Heidy Torres

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Heidy is a professional dancer, model, singer, and Zumba® Instructor. She’s been featured in ZIN™ Volumes and 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 

Masterclass

Hermann Melo

Location: France

About Me:

Hermann is a Zumba® Education Specialist and international presenter. The native  Colombian moved to France over 12 years ago and finished an international business degree. He conducts trainings in many countries and also has appeared as a presenter on several commercial and educational Zumba® DVDs.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba® Warm-Up & Cooldown 

Zumba® Proskills Instructor Training

Indra Cruz

Location: Mexico

About Me:

With more than 15 years in the fitness industry, Indra has been a Reggaeton and Get Down Zumba® Jammer since 2019. She has traveled throughout Mexico and the United States, offering Master Classes and workshops in which she seeks to empower her attendees through her energy and powerful style.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Reggaeton

Ingrid Kessler

Location: Texas, USA

About Me:

Ingrid is one of the original Zumba® Jammers. She has been teaching Zumba® since 2006. Her Zumba® classes are filled with smiles and that FUN factor. Community is very important to her. She’s charismatic, energetic and is passionate about everything she does. Ingrid has been featured in ZIN ™ 94 Live Class, the Zumba® Tone Up DVD System, has presented on the “We Move the World Stage”, ZINCON™ Jam Presenter, and has been part of the 2017 Fitness Concert Experience. She is the presenter of her dream session “Freestyle Explosion”. She loves to share her light and encourages everyone to never give up on their dreams!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Freestyle Explosion 

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

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

Jeff Nishi

Location: Japan

About Me:

Born and raised in Brazil, Jeff spent most of his childhood practicing various sports and at the age of 12 Jeff moved to Japan with his family. His life changed once he started working as a fitness instructor. Loving the field so much, Jeff spent all his free time taking as many certifications as possible and then won first place in a reputable dance fitness competition. That was a leading step towards his journey as a ZIN™ Member. In 2019 he became a Zumba®️ Education Specialist and now teaches Zumba® instructor training courses across Japan.


Sessions Taught by Me:

The Party Muse: EDM2 {squared (Electronic Dance Music and Moves)

Jeimy Bueno

Location: Georgia, 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 Nation®. 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:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Underground Latino 

Battle of the 80s Bands

Jenna Bostic

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Jenna has been presenting for Zumba® as a Zumba® Education Specialist since 2008, both overseas and in the USA. She has used her education and experience to train, motivate and inspire future fitness professionals in conventions, trainings, videos and concerts. Jenna has a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and holds ACE, AFAA and AEA certifications in group fitness, personal training and aqua fitness. She currently teaches Zumba Basic 1, Zumba Rhythms 2, Zumba Rhythms 3, Zumba Pro Skills, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba and Zumba Step instructor trainings, as well as Aqua Zumba and Zumba Toning ZIN™ Jam Sessions.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class - Aqua Zumba®

Aqua Zumba® Instructor Training

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. As a ZES™, Jennifer conducts Zumba® Basic 1, Rhythm 2, Rhythm 3, Zumba® Sentao, and Zumba® Step instructor training. She has also been a STRONG Nation® Master Trainer since 2016.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba Sentao® Instructor Training

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 

Jessica Exposito

Location: Spain

About Me:

Jessica is a leading Zumba® Education Specialist and an international presenter who’s taught dance in more than 50 countries. She’s represented programs from Nike, Adidas, Fila, Reebok and more at events around the globe. A frequent TV guest, Jessica has appeared on shows such as Spain’s version of “American Idol” and The Biggest Loser.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Flamenco Flow 

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 Kids Jr. programs.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Zumba® Kids And Kids Jr. Instructor Training

Jon Martin

Location: Spain

About Me:

Jon is an International Fitness Presenter and a Zumba® Jammer for Choreo and Flamenco. He is also a breathwork facilitator and passion seeker who loves sharing the power of dance!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Flamenco

Jonathan Benoit

Location: Canada

About Me:

Jonathan has been on a whirlwind journey since winning "Zumba's Next Rising Presenter" in 2017. In 2018 he became a Zumba® Jammer and then had a dream come true: appearing in a ZIN™ Volume along with his mentor Kass Martin. Jonathan also performed at the Zumba® Fitness-Concerts™ in 2018 and 2019.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session 

Passion Romanza

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:

Zumba® Gold-Toning

Julie Richetelli

Location: Connecticut, USA

About Me:

Julie is from Connecticut, where she first began teaching Zumba®, but currently lives in South Florida. Julie has been a ZIN™ Member since 2010 and has been very involved in the ZIN™ community since the beginning of her Zumba® career. Because of her passion for Zumba® and the community, she applied to be a Zumba® Jammer. She has been a Zumba® Jammer since 2019, teaching Jam Sessions for Zumba® Step to ZIN™ Members monthly.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Session - Zumba® Step

Jung-Ah Kim (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:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

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, and numerous ZIN™ Volumes. She 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:

Crazy Country

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

Kelly Ann Nikara

Location: New Zealand

About Me:

Kelly Ann was catapulted onto the world stage of Zumba® in 2018 as a Next Rising Presenter finalist, leading her to become an encouraging voice as the only Māori ZJ™ not only for indigenous ZIN™ Members across the world, but also all those who dare to dream.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Haka Boogie — Maori Rhythm 

Polynesian Party: Flip The Switch!

Kelly Bullard

Location: Wisconsin, US

About Me:

Kelly is a global fitness professional inspiring and educating for over 25 years. She is a STRONG Nation® Master Trainer, ZES™, and has an extensive fitness background and fitness certifications. She has presented in over 38 countries, appears in several ZIN™ Volumes, is a Lead ZES™ for Zumba® Toning, and was one of the ten performers in the 2015 Fitness-Concert™.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class - Zumba® Toning

Zumba® Toning Instructor Training

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 

Lina Telis

Location: UK

About Me:

Lina has been a ZJ™ for 10 years delivering both Choreo & Salsa Jam Sessions. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she is now a qualified personal trainer based in London, teaching Zumba® non-stop since 2012. A former psychologist, she chose Zumba®️ and fitness over being a therapist, but still believes that this path brings the same joy to people, helping them live more mindful and happy lives.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mykonos Nights

Loretta Bates

Location: Florida, 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, Basic 2 Instructor DVD, and various ZIN™ Volumes.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass 

Beauty of Dance 

Reggaeton Rebellion 

Lynn Sheehan

Location: Rhode Island, USA

About Me:

Lynn has been a Zumba® instructor for 11 years. She also has 33 years of experience as a registered nurse working in NICU, Pediatrics, and Postpartum. It has been a privilege teaching CPR for ZIN™ Members at ZINCON™ and this will be her 6th year involved. This is not an average CPR class. Be prepared to have fun, learn how to save a life, dance, get certified in CPR, and take home amazing skills to utilize when you teach your classes!


Sessions Taught by Me:

CPR

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:

Mega Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session 

Master Class

Bring It: Be the Life of the Party 

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:

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Tango

Master Class

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  

ABC: African Beat Culture 

Pro-Skills Prodigy

DIVATOLOGY: Dance Technique Workshop

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

Master Class - Aqua Zumba®

Bio-Optimization: Anti-Aging hacks for a longer and healthier life

Maria Teresa Stone

Location: Australia

About Me:

Maria Teresa grew up dancing in Mexico and has been actively working in the fitness industry since 1996, teaching a range of land and water group fitness classes. She 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, Maria Teresa has trained over 15,000 Zumba® instructors worldwide in various specialties. She is also a certified holistic health coach and is passionate about women's well-being.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mexican Fiesta 2.0

Teach with Purpose

Unleash the Magic: Interactions & Connection in Aqua Zumba®

Marlee King

Location: Australia

About Me:

Marlee is an Aqua Zumba® Jammer from Australia with a passion for fitness, mainly aqua fitness. She’s not only presented at several fitness conventions and workshops in Australia but is also a lecturer in psychology. With a Ph.D. in Health Psychology, Marlee has a deep interest in the mind-body connection and a deep understanding of human behavior.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Harnessing Your Strengths Through Positive Psychology

Unleash the Magic: Interactions & Connection in Aqua Zumba®

Marlex Pagalunan

Location: New Zealand

About Me:

Marlex is a Zumba® Jammer who 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:

Bring It: Be the Life of the Party 

Fiesta-O-Logy: Themes, Battles & Interactions 

Martin Mitchel

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Martin Mitchel was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Italy. He is a personal trainer, professional dancer, and international presenter, with over 15 years of experience in the fitness world. In 2009,  he had his first encounter with Beto Perez and realized that Zumba® combined his two passions, fitness and dance. Since then, he has become a certified Zumba® Instructor and has made a name for himself in many countries around the world.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

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, as well as a positive message about inclusion, diversity, and tolerance through dance.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

You Better WERKQ

Twerk It Up

Mauricio Camargo

Location: Georgia, USA

About Me:

Mauricio is a recognized international presenter, instructor, and leader in the dance and fitness industry. Born in Cali, Colombia and raised in Miami, Mauricio’s diverse cultural upbringing andlove of urban culture has inspired him to add a new twist to Latin rhythms. Mauricio has been featured in numerous international projects such as music videos, video games, brand promotional and educational content. His motto is "Be uniquely YOU”.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

ZinFluencer (All you need to know for Social Media Content Creation)

Master Class

Hit the Streetz

Mayra Morales

Location: Chile

About Me:

Mayra is a physical trainer by profession, and a Master Trainer and STRONG Tech of STRONG® Nation for Chile since 2019. She is a current champion of the Chilean Sanda League of Chinese boxing, Kung Fu practitioner, former Pentathlete of the Chilean army, and former soccer player who’s passionate about teaching, training and practicing martial arts.


Sessions Taught by Me:

SYNC Summit

Melissa Carias

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Melissa’s fitness career started in 1993 in Honduras as a part-time job. She has been a Personal Trainer since 2004 and holds NASM and ACE group and personal training certifications. Melissa has been a Zumba® Instructor and ZIN™ Member since 2007. She is a first-generation Zumba® Jammer (2010), a ZINCON™ performer since 2011, and a presenter since 2017. She has hosted more than 200 ZIN™ Jam Sessions (national and international) and ZINCON™ Quebradita Zumba® Jammer presenter since 2019.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Latin Rock the Best Hits

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Session - Quebradita

Michelle Calise

Location: Rhode Island, USA

About Me:

Michelle is a registered nurse specializing in training people in CPR and nursing care for 33 years, as well as a Zumba® instructor for 12 years. Her areas of expertise, range from Cardiac Care to Geriatrics. Michelle’s true passion has been teaching Zumba® in a chair to a local Multiple Sclerosis organization, “THE MS DREAM CENTER OF RI.” This group provides Zumba® via ZOOM, live to the MS community in Rhode Island, across the world. Michelle and her partners Lynn Sheehan and Beth Maldonado, have certified well over 1000 ZINS in CPR, at ZINCON™ for 6 years!


Sessions Taught by Me:

CPR

Monika Lejman

Location: Sweden

About Me:

Monika graduated from the University College of Dance in Stockholm and 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:

Zumba Gold® Toning

Zumba Gold® Instructor Training

Golden Chair Secrets

Morgan Brown

Location: Virginia, USA

About Me:

Morgan “MoJo” Brown has been an active ZIN™ Member since 2016 and is the Zumba® Next Rising Presenter Winner of 2022. She has also been featured on ZIN™ Volume 102 and various Zumba® social media projects. Morgan is energetic and passionate and makes it a priority to make everyone in the room feel the joy that she has while dancing. From the fun choreography to a Kinesiology background, rounded with direct class engagement, Morgan wants everyone to leave her classes better than how they came in, physically, mentally, and emotionally!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Pro-Skills Prodigy

Natalia Varela

Location: Costa Rica

About Me:

Natalia is a former ballet and contemporary dancer-turned-PT, functional movement and kettlebell trainer, body language teacher, and karate disciple. Passionate about music, movement, learning, and healthier, happier lifestyles, Natalia became a STRONG Tech in 2018 and an MT in 2021. She is also an International Movement Presenter and Wellness Coach MT, Co-Founder, and Human Experience Director at ADN Wellness since 2015.


Sessions Taught by Me:

STRONG Nation™ Instructor Training

Go Full CIRCL

SYNC Summit

Natalie Kikkenborg

Location: Connecticut, USA

About Me:

Natalie is an internationally recognized award-winning Opera Singer known for her keen ear for musical detail and how to translate that into movement. She became a ZIN™ Member in 2016 and a Zumba® Jammer - Zumba Gold® in 2019. She is thrilled to bring back “Find Your Balance – Zumba Gold®” with friend and fellow ZJ™ Florencia Rodriguez for ZINCON™ 2024! Since last ZINCON™, she welcomed her son Nathaniel to the world and is excited to introduce him to the world of Zumba®.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Find your Balance - Zumba® Gold

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 80s Bands

Swing Baby Swing 

Nicolas Garcia Vallejo - Brothers Twinz

Location: Colombia

About Me:

Nicolas is half of The Twinz Brothers, along with his brother Daniel. They’re both  ZIN™ Members and international Zumba® presenters and Social Media Influencers from Cali, Colombia. They specialize in salsa caleña and salsa choque. In 2019 they were chosen by Beto Pérez to be part of the Fitness-Concert at ZINCON™. They have taught Zumba® classes and events in more than 35 countries around the world.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

Califusion

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 Presenter” competition and in 2018, got the chance to perform in the Fitness-Concert™.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Rafaelle Tala

Location: Romania

About Me:

Rafaelle has been a ZIN™ Member since 2015. Nothing brings her more joy than singing and dancing. She enjoys learning new things and constantly pushes herself out of her comfort zone to improve her skills or develop new ones. Rafaelle is energetic, optimistic, enthusiastic, hard-working, and can adapt quickly to any situation.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Drum and Bass Craze: Drop the Breakbeat

Ria Martin

Location: Michigan, USA

About Me:

Ria has worked as a dancer/choreographer for approximately 25 years, specializing in various techniques such as Hip Hop, Modern Contemporary, African and Jazz. She took her first Zumba® class in December 2010 and quickly became a Zumba® instructor in 2011. Ria is currently a Zumba® Jammer (Choreo and Reggaeton).


Sessions Taught by Me:

MAJOR{ette} MOVES

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Ricardo Alas

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Ricardo has been a personal fitness trainer for over 15 years. He’s a Master Trainer for STRONG Nation®, AFAA Certified as a Group Fitness and Kickboxing Instructor, and has NASM accreditation. Ricardo has been recognized as a true leader in the field of fitness, whose core belief is “with sweat and determination you will succeed”!  


Sessions Taught by Me:

STRONG Nation™ Instructor Training

SYNC Summit

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:

Zumba® Rhythms 3 Instructor Training

Master Class

African Workout

Master Class - Zumba® Step

Ricardo Rodrigues

Location: Portugal

About Me:

Ricardo has been a fitness trainer since 2005, a Zumba® instructor since 2010, and a ZES® since 2019. He holds a degree in Physical Education and Sports. In 2015, Ricardo was part of the Zumba® Fitness Concert team, sharing the stage with Beto Perez in Lisbon and Porto. He was also part of the Zumba® Fitness Concert Team in Orlando and Shanghai in 2016. In addition, Ricardo presented a Master Class, "Men of Portugal," at ZINCON™ 2016 and 2022.


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

Aqua Zumba® Masterclass

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. Rodrigo has been featured in multiple ZIN™ Volumes and at the 2017 Fitness-Concert™.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

House Experience 

Baile Funk 

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 

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:

Masterclass 

Puerto Rican Flow 

Latin Swag - Dance Technique Workshop

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:

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

Master Class

Satomi Biggs

Location: Utah, USA

About Me:

Satomi is originally from Japan and currently lives in the United States. She earned her BA in Performance Visual Arts in Dance, and has been an Aqua Zumba® ZJ™ since 2019.  She enjoys bringing variety in her playlists in hope to create a place where everyone can feel joy and belonging.  Since 2018, she has been a part of Aqua Zumba® Master Classes at ZINCON™.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Sessions - Aqua

Seluco Fernandez

Location: Spain

About Me:

Seluco has been a ZIN™ Member since 2012 and a ZJ™ since 2019. After attending a Zumba® Master Class, he found his new passion, and today travels the world doing Master Classes and ZIN™ Jam sessions. He has been featured as talent for ZIN™ Volumes 99 and 108, Fitness Variation 11, and was one of the 5 finalists of Zumba’s Next Rising Presenter in 2017.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Master Class

Seoyoung Jeon (Florens)

Location: South Korea

About Me:

Seoyoung discovered Zumba® through volunteering after pursuing a major in Physical Education in university. After attending a Zumba® Basic 1 training, their life completely changed! Since 2015, they’ve been active as a Zumba® instructor and, since 2021, as a Zumba® Jammer, promoting Zumba® in various public events in Korea.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Choreo ZIN™ Jam Session

Shalaine McLaughlin

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Shalaine McLaughlin has been a fitness instructor for over 12 years after a career in investment banking. She started with Zumba® classes and now teaches multiple group exercise formats. She is a NASM CPT, holds a BS from Cornell University, working on her a Masters in Exercise Science and writing a fitness book. She has presented at IDEA World, IDEA Personal Trainer's Institute, FIBO USA, OPTIMA, APEX Asia, and Zumba® conventions and cruises. Shalaine is a master instructor with Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and encourages you to take the ZIN-centric AFAA GFI Practical Way training with her during Pre-Con!


Sessions Taught by Me:

Knee Safety and Zumba® Basic Steps

Sheila Genao

Location: New York, USA

About Me:

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Sheila has been dancing since the age of 8 and professionally since 16. She moved to the US in 2008 to continue to develop her career as a dancer and became a Zumba® instructor in 2014. Sheila has been part of many music concerts, music videos, and has traveled to different cities as a Zumba® and fitness instructor.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Stephanie Tranquille

Location: Australia

About Me:

Stephanie is a professional speaker, emotional intelligence expert, executive speaker coach, and Zumba® Instructor who has been a ZIN™ for 12 years. She’s taught Zumba® in over 6 countries, incorporated it into her corporate careers and has participated in classes in over 15 countries. She’s also created global learning events for Amazon Web Services, the Speaker Program for Amazon Ads, and as an accredited EI expert, she has delivered Emotional Intelligence to over 17,000 people.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence for Zumba

Steve Boedt

Location: Belgium

About Me:

Steve is a Zumba® Education Specialist, bestselling author, life coach, motivational speaker, and international fitness presenter. He trains Zumba® instructors in Scandinavia and the Middle East and is Lead ZES® for Pro Skills. Steve co-developed training for Zumba®, including “Pro Skills", Cue Like A Pro,” “Take The Lead,” and “Virtual Pro,” and has appeared in several ZIN™ Volumes and in the Zumba® App. He has also presented in over 100 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:
 

Masterclass 

Zumba® Emotions Flow 

Don't Burn Out, but Reignite

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. In 2011, Tamara became one of the first Zumba® Jammers in Australia. She loves teaching Zumba®, Zumba Gold® and STRONG Nation® classes every week, as well as working with the ZIN™ community through Choreo, Flamenco and Zumba Gold® ZIN™ Jam sessions.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Mega ZIN™ Jam Session

Fiesta-O-Logy: Themes, Battles & Interactions 

Rock Rebellion: World Tour 

Tommy-Davis Ezedunor

Location: Germany

About Me:

Tommy-Davis Ezedunor was born in Germany with roots in Nigeria, Africa and 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. He loves sharing his passion, happiness and joy ever since to make people feel good about themselves.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Trap Nation 

Rhythm & Vibe

The Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

Toni Costa

Location: Florida, USA

About Me: Toni was born in Valencia, Spain. He has been a professional ballroom dancer since the age of 5, and since created a dance school,  won the award of Vice-World Champion in 1992, and worked 15 seasons on a Spanish TV show named “Mira Quien Baila.” In 2012, Toni became a ZIN™ Member, which changed the trajectory of his life. He has now traveled to many countries as a Zumba® Instructor and currently teaches classes at City Zero Gym in Miami.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Master Class

Umar Syarief

Location: Switzerland

About Me:

Umar Syarief is a well-respected karate athlete and national hero in Indonesia. He has won many international titles and competed in high-level competitions, including the Southeast Asian Games, where he won a gold medal. Umar also trained in various European countries, had multiple knee surgeries, and is now based in Switzerland, where he teaches Karate, Martial Arts, and Functional training. He has been a STRONG Nation® Master Trainer for Indonesia since 2017.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Self Defense

Fighting Elements

SYNC Summit

Valentina Lottini

Location: Italy

About Me:

Valentina has been a ZIN™ Member since 2013. She has been a Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr ZJ™ since 2019 and has traveled throughout Italy and Europe teaching Master Classes. She teaches Zumba® Fitness, Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr, Zumba Gold® and STRONG Nation®. Valentina is also licensed in Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Step and Zumba® Toning. Valentina started her career as a modern and hip hop dancer, now she is a qualified Dance Teacher, Choreographer and Personal Trainer.

Sessions Taught by Me:

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Sessions - Kids + Kids Jr

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  

Master Class

Vignesh Madhrani

Location: India

About Me:

Vignesh is a Zumba® Fitness Jammer™️ and a Zumba Gold®and Zumba® Kids instructor. He’s been a ZIN™ Member since 2015. Vignesh has always had a passion for dance. After attending a  Zumba Sentao® class, he decided to leave his corporate job and become a Zumba® instructor, changing his life forever.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Bollywood Fusion

Walter Diaz

Location: Florida, USA

About Me:

Walter has been in the fitness industry for 34 years and has been a Zumba® instructor for almost 10 years. He grew up with Beto Pérez, 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. For Walter, Zumba® is more than a brand – it’s a movement, music, colors, happiness, and community.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Salsa & Merengue Mashup

Master Class

William Villasenor

Location: Mexico

About Me:

William is a Zumba® Jammer who began teaching Zumba® classes in 2010. He is a dancer, choreographer, songwriter and producer, born and raised in Sinaloa, Mexico. William has visited more than 80 countries, spreading the love for fitness and Zumba®. He’s been featured in multiple Fitness-Concerts™ and ZINCON™ sessions, and has appeared in 5 ZIN™ Volumes.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Masterclass

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

Yuliyan Vasilev

Location: Germany

About Me:

Yuliyan has been a Zumba® Jammer since 2015 and loves dancing , traveling and meeting new people. He is an educated nurse and dance Teacher, teaching Latin Ballroom Couple Dance, Salsa , Tango, and Bachata Sensual. He has always dreamed of dancing and inspiring people, and thanks to Zumba®, that dream became true.


Sessions Taught by Me:

Hips Revolution

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