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Conference Program

 

Get ready for three action-packed days filled with moments that will last a lifetime and Learning Capsules, Flavors, Instructor Trainings and Boosts to take your Zumba® career to new heights. Get updated on what the Home Office is doing at the Kickoff Session and kick it with your friends at our world-famous Fitness-ConcertTM event.

 

Friday
JANUARY 31

  • Kickoff Session
  • Two Sessions Of Your Choice
  • Fitness-Concert™ Event

 

Saturday
FEBRUARY 1

  • One Instructor Training Or Two Sessions Of Your Choice
  • Saturday Night Event

 
 

Sunday
FEBRUARY 2

  • One Instructor Training Or Two Sessions Of Your Choice

 
 
 
 

Aileen Padilla

Location: California, U.S.

About me: Aileen has been a fitness instructor for over 6 years. In 2005 she took a Zumba training and was instantly hooked, since then she has been teaching Zumba classes. She now is a Zumba Education Specialist and international presenter. Aileen has worked in different Fitness conventions and trade shows in the U.S. She has also done motion capture for the Zumba Fitness video game. Aileen hopes to inspire others to pursue a healthy lifestyle and learn to have fun and enjoy working out. Aileen is certified as an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor; ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor; CPR, AED & Basic First Aid.

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Alena Groopman

Location: California, U.S.

About me: Alena is an energetic, fun-loving and passionate Zumbareg; Jammer and Instructor, who teaches Zumbareg; Fitness classes and events in California and internationally. Throughout the past 4 years, Alena has loved and enjoyed every moment of teaching classes, hosting ZIN Jam Sessions, sharing choreography, and supporting the ever-growing Zumbareg; family of students, instructors and enthusiasts around the world.

Alena was a presenter at the 2011 and 2012 Zumba Fitness Instructor Conventions in Orlando, Florida, and was recently featured on the latest ZIN Volume #38, a continuing education resource for ZIN Members.

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Alfredo Padilla

Location: California

About me: Alfredo Padilla is a Zumba® Education Specialist and international Zumba Presenter. Alfredo appears in the Exhilarate RUSH and Ripped DVDs. He is from Mexico and lives in Los Angeles, California. Alfredo has produced many songs such as "Quiebra" (ZIN Volume 37) in which he's the lead vocalist. He's a Certified Personal Trainer for NASM and holds Group-X certifications from AFAA and ACE.

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Armando Salcedo

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Armando was featured at the 2010 and 2011 Zumba® Instructor Convention Zumbathon® Fitness-Concert events and is the lead vocal talent in the Zumba® fitness song "Mueve La Cadera." He presents at Zumba events and conferences around the world and is featured in the Exhilarate DVD collection.

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Ashlee Cramer

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Ashlee's long legs for dancing and a heart full of music landed her on the stages of New York, with such productions as "Gershwin Crazy," and many offBroadway shows. Next came the limelight of Paris, as her song and dance dazzled the French! Luckily for thousands of mommies and children, she has since shared her dancing and singing skills through teaching mommy and me classes for over 10 years. Ashlee is now the Creative Director of Zumbini. Her incredible success as an instructor and the director of her own studio is due to her passion for early childhood education and the need to combine joy, music, movement and education in one big party! And let's not forget her wealth of business knowledge that shot her to the top of the industry.

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Beto Perez

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: I began as a fitness instructor in my home city of Cali, Colombia. One day I got to my class, and I realized I'd left my regular aerobics music at home. I looked in my bag, took out some salsa and merengue tapes, popped them into the sound system, and taught the first–ever Zumba® class. After a career as a trainer and choreographer in Colombia, I decided to make the big move to the United States.

With only my moves and my passion, I sold all my belongings and moved to Miami in search of the American Dream. I didn't speak a word of English. I'm here to better myself and bring the Zumba® love to the entire planet. I've made a challenging position for myself as an instructor in a great work environment surrounded by friends who have become like family to me!

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Betsy Dopico

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Betsy has been studying and performing dance since she was four years old, focusing on modern, classic and Latin rhythms. Born in Cuba, she traveled the world as a dancer in her teenage years. She holds a degree in music (piano) and has won many awards for her musical talent. She owns BASS Studio and is the co-founder of DAF Studio, both in Miami. Betsy has been featured in various ZIN Volumes and Fitness-Concert events. She has presented at several conventions and now travels the world as a Zumba® Education Specialist.

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Catherine Chiemelu

Location: Oklahoma, U.S.

About me: Catherine Chika Chiemelu, Cat, is a Nigerian-American from Oklahoma. Her passion for dance, especially tropical and international, stems from youth. She served 7 years in the United States Army and found her new passion, teaching Zumba® Fitness. She now fuses her passion for structure in health and fitness with personal training and the instruction Zumba® Fitness classes. She enjoys exposing the beauty of tropical West African dance, dancehall, soca, reggae and calypso in her jam sessions and Zumba® Fitness classes.

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Diane Felkenes

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: An experienced ZIN Member and Zumba® Jammer, Diane now serves the ZIN Community as the head of the Zumba License Support Team. She has taught Pilates, is a certified personal trainer, and is licensed in all the specialty programs. Diane is known for her business and marketing expertise and loves helping her fellow ZIN Members succeed in helping others experience the joy of the Zumba program. She is AFAA and ACE certified.

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Eliza Stone

Location: California, U.S.

About me: Eliza is a Zumba® Education Specialist, international fitness presenter and nutritionist with 19 years of experience in the fitness industry. Raised in Sinaloa, Mexico — the home of the quebradita — she is a seasoned dancer with a background that includes ballet, tap, jazz and flamenco. Eliza is featured in various ZIN Volumes and in the 2011 Zumba Instructor Convention Flavors DVD. She is AFAA, ACE and AEA certified.

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Eric Aglia

Location: Arizona, U.S.

About me: I'm honored to have been selected in 2011 as a Zumba Jammers (ZJs), an instructor authorized to specialize in Zumba choreography. I am co-owner of Cottonwood Dance & Fitness. My wife and I are the first husband and wife team teachers in Northern AZ. I teach all styles of dance from Breakdancing to Ballet to over thousands of students all over the country. Most recently I received a sponsorship by iFrogz headphone company. I can be seen in the Michael Jackson movie "This Is It". I am a choreographer, director, and dancer. I've had the pleasure of working with such names as Carmen Electra, Teresa Espinoza, Tabitha Dumo, Nick Lazzarini, Jamie King, and 49er Goldrush Cheerleaders to name a few, and such companies as HP, Sony, Sanyo, Hummer, and Nike. I am currently signed on with MSA Talent Agency in LA. I'm also honored to be one of the 14 Zumba Jammers performing at the 2012 International Zumba Fitness Instructors Convention.

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Fabio Barros

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Fabio Barros started his career in Brazil as a dancer in 1992. Born in Pernambuco, his dedication was so grand and showing his art throughout the country. He is also very versatile on his styles of dance and they include, but are not limited to Folk Brazilian Dances, Latin Ballroom, Belly Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Gypsy and Flamenco.

Since 2009, Fabio has been traveling the whole U.S.A. teaching dance classes, dance workshops and performing as a dancer and choreographer. Fabio taught at the Zumba Convention (Orlando/FL), at the Brazilian Carnival Workshop (2009/2010/2011), he was part of 2 Zumba Gold DVDs and participated at the Zumba Instructor Convention Flavors DVD.

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Gina Grant

Location: Oregon, U.S.

About me: Gina has over 15 years of dance and fitness experience and has mastered various genres, including tap, jazz, hip-hop, Hawaiian, Tahitian and musical theatre. She is a former Sacramento Kings dancer and a former choreographer for both the Portland Trail Blazers and the sacramento Kings dancers. She has been featured on Today, Sábado Gigante and The Early Show and has performed alongside artists like Pitbull and Wyclef Jean. Gina travels the world as a Zumba® Education Specialist and was instrumental in developing the Zumbatomic® program. She was featured in the Exhilarate DVD collection, in numerous ZIN Volumes and in the Zumba® Fitness video games. She has performed at countless events and presented at conferences worldwide. She is AFAA and ACE certified.

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Heidy Torres

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Heidy is a professional dancer, model, singer and Zumba® Instructor. She has been featured in ZIN Volumes 30 and 33, in Fitness-Concert events and in the Zumba fitness "Caipirinha" music video. She presents at international tradeshows, conventions and master classes. Heidy is also the lead vocal talent in three original Zumba fitness songs.

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Iza Kin

Location: Poland

About me: Izabela Kin has been fitness Instructor certified in Poland since 2001 teaching different classes, i.e. Aerobic with elements of dance choreography (Hi-Lo, Latino) and with focus on Toning classes (TBC, ABS, Pilates). Her love of exercise and body shaping drove her to Sports Aerobic competing. Later, it led to her discovery of Zumba Fitness classes when she moved to Florida in 2006. That totally new format and dance fever started a new chapter in her life. After a few years of being a Zumba Instructor Iza quit her profession of developing software in Florida and moved back to Poland to introduce Zumba Fitness and started to work as Zumba Education Specialist in 2009. From that moment she has been leading trainings and presenting at fitness conventions internationally; traveling to over a dozen countries. Iza was recently featured in Toning Vol. 8 & 9 and Zumba® Core.

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Jaime Farfan

Location: Ontario, Canada

About me: Jaime was born in Cali, Colombia, and began his love affair with music and dance at a very young age. He now travels the world as a Zumba® Education Specialist. Jaime holds professional certifications from canfitpro, ACE and AFAA.

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Jani Roberts

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Jani is the owner of the Wellness Company in Dunedin, Florida, where she specializes in health- and wellness-related services, products and preventative health education. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Nutrition and has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. A Zumba® Education Specialist, Jani is actively involved in the Zumba Toning program and is featured in several ZIN Volumes. She is ACE and AFAA certified.

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Jessica Witt

Location: Kansas, U.S.

About me: Jessica Witt is married to Tony Witt and they are both certified ACE/AFAA instructors / presenters & Zumba Education Specialists (ZES), based in Kansas City . They are also professional dancers trained in International Latin and Standard Ballroom, Salsa & Swing. In 2004, Jessica & Tony's passions for Latin Ballroom dancing and for Zumba lead them to open their very own dance studio, Amore Dance — www.amoredance.com. Jessica & Tony began teaching Zumba in 2003 as a way to introduce health and fitness to her dance students. Since then they have provided dance and Zumba instruction to over 30 fitness clubs/schools in the Kansas City area. Jessica & Tony formed part of the cast of Zumba's fitness videos & ZIN materials. They currently teach and perform at worldwide dance and fitness conventions including, Idea Fitness, Chicago Salsa Congress, New York Salsa Congress, SCW Fitness, Can Fit Pro, DCAC, AFAA Japan Conventions, AFAA Taiwan Conventions, and more.

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JoAnne Fluke

Location: Kansas, U.S.

About me: As a little girl I loved to dance! A lot of people thought since I didn’t have “normal” legs there was no way I could dance. I quickly showed them they were wrong by dancing on my hands. Unfortunately as I got older my strength weakened. My strength weakened to the point I couldn’t dance on my hands anymore. I knew I would find a way to keep dancing. In 2007 I started a non-profit Organization called, “Groovability”. Groovability is an organization that brings movement to people who use wheelchairs. The first way Groovability brought movement to people who use wheelchairs was through Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing. This movement became such a part of my life that TLC did a documentary called, “Dancer With Tiny Legs”. If you saw this documentary you saw one of the best Zumba Instructors, Tony Witt, trying to become my next ballroom dance partner. Fortunately he did not become my dance partner, he became my Zumba Mentor. Because of Tony a passion ignited inside of me to help people who use wheelchairs to become fit. And as we all know what better way than through Zumba. My dream is to give everyone who uses a wheelchair the opportunity to, “Join the Party”, the Zumba Party!!!

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Joy Prouty

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Joy is the co-developer of the Zumba Gold® program, a member of the Zumba Fitness education department and a renowned Zumba® Education Specialist. She is a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette and has been a prominent leader in the fitness world for more than 35 years. Joy has trained thousands of instructors worldwide, has choreographed and starred in dozens of fitness videos and DVDs and co-developed several successful fitness programs such as The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan. She served on the Summit Committee of The American College of Sport Medicine for the past 13 years and was a member of their certification writing committee for eight years. She is the owner of Fitness Programming, Inc. and a featured fitness columnist for The Palm Beach Post Times.

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Joy Smith

Location: California, U.S.

About me: Joy is an International Dance and Fitness Presenter and Zumba Education Specialist. Choreographer for music videos, TV, Movies, musical artists etc. in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Japan and the U.S. Awards include: International Presenter of the Year in Italy, Funk Instructor of the Year in France and Aerobic Instructor of the Year in Santa Cruz. ACE and AFAA faculty.

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Karla Mead

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Karla is from Brazil, where she now conducts instructor trainings as a Zumba® Education Specialist. She has been dancing throughout her entire life and is also trained in nutrition, Spinning, Silver Sneakers and fitness for special populations. She is AFAA and ACE certified.

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Kass Martin

Location: Utah, U.S.

About me: A Zumba® Education Specialist, Kass has been teaching Zumba classes in her home state of Utah since 2008. An accomplished dancer since high school, Kass performed at the 2002 Winter Olympic games. She appears in the Exhilarate Ripped, Rush and Exhilarate DVDs and promotes the collection on QVC. Kass appears in the new Zumba® Fitness 2 video game for Nintendo Wii as well as in the commercials for the game. She was a featured presenter at the 2011 Zumba Instructor Convention and travels the world presenting at trade shows, master classes and ZIN Days. Kass is AFAA and ACE certified.

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Koh Herlong

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Koh has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and is a Zumba® Education Specialist. She has presented at international tradeshows, in ZIN Volumes and on ZINtv™. She was featured on the nationally syndicated fitness program Homestretch for 10 years. Koh is currently pursuing her PhD in education and serves as the Zumba Fitness vice president of operations. She is ACE and AFAA certified.

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LaToya Bufford

Location: California, U.S.

About me: LaToya currently resides in Sacramento. She is known for her creativity, high-energy, and sassy-style in her Jam sessions and classes. LaToya has always loved to dance, but it was in college, while attending the University of California - Los Angeles to obtain a degree in economics where she discovered her love and appreciation for the culture and styles of West African dance, Afro-Cuban dance, Caribbean dance, and Jamaican dancehall. She holds a MBA and currently works as an Analyst.

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Liana Veda

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Liana is grateful for many opportunities since she joined the Zumba® Fitness World in 2006. She has been a featured Presenter, Dancer and Choreographer at Instructor Conventions around the world and three years ago she was also selected to represent the Zumba® Jammer program. This past year, Liana has been featured in a number of amazing Zumba® Fitness projects: including ZIN volumes, the music video for Don Omar’s hit single, "Zumba, " live performances with artists such as Lil’ Jon and Pitbull. She looks forward to the many other wonderful projects being released over the next few months.

Liana has over 25 years of dance experience, having studied everything from Ballet to Funk, and Hip Hop to Latin, and has fifteen years of professional work to her credit. She has traveled to many different corners of the world teaching different styles of Master Classes to instructors and students of all levels and has shared stages with such artists as Brittney Spears, TLC, Ashanti and Ja Rule, Don Omar and Pitbull-just to name a few. A featured dancer in Wisin y Yandel’s music video “Rakata” she also is credited as its choreographer. In addition, she has choreographed concert tours for artists such as Khriz y Angel, Wibal y Alex, Baby Ranks, and many more.

Liana feels very blessed to have been involved with all of the incredible opportunities she has been given and gives thanks everyday to be able to do what she loves: share her love and passion for music and dance with the world.

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Lindsey Taylor

Location: Utah, U.S.

About me: Lindsey Taylor has been a Zumba® Education Specialist and international presenter for over four years. She was featured in the Zumba® Fitness music video for Pitbull's "Pause" and performed in the 2011 Zumba Instructor Convention Zumbathon® Fitness-Concert event. She has starred in three ZIN Volumes and two Zumbatomic® DVDs, modeled for Z-LIFE magazine and presented on the ZINtv platform. Lindsey is an AFAA and ACE continuing education provider and fitness professional. Besides being an accomplished choreographer, Lindsey is also a singer; she is featured on several original Zumba® fitness tracks. Lindsey has also appeared on The Today Show and Access Hollywood Live to help publicize the Zumba program. In 2012, she will be busy helping to incorporate the Zumbatomic program into elementary schools.

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Loretta Bates

Location: North Carolina, U.S.

About me: Loretta is an international fitness presenter and Zumba® Education Specialist. She also teaches hip-hop and belly dance, is a certified personal trainer and has performed in a European hip-hop dance troupe. Loretta is featured in the Exhilarate DVD collection and in various ZIN Volumes. She is ACE and AFAA certified.

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Ludmilla Marzano

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Ludmilla is from Brazil and has been dancing since she was a young child. She has taught ballet, jazz, ballroom and modern/contemporary dance and has performed around the world with various professional dance companies. She is a Zumba® Education Specialist and has helped choreograph several ZIN™ Volumes and the Zumba® Fitness video games. She has performed at Fitness-Concert™ events and appears in the Exhilarate™ DVD collection. Ludmilla holds degrees in dance, dietetics and nutrition and is pursuing additional degree in sports and fitness. She is also a personal trainer and nutritional consultant.

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Madalene Aponte

Location: Hawaii, U.S.

About me: Madalene Aponte is a mother, wife and proud fitness instructor. Madalene has been teaching for 22 years strong and currently work as a Zumba ZES for the military and the states of Hawaii, Alaska and Washington.

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Marcie Gill

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Marcie is a former competitive gymnast with over 15 years of group exercise experience. A Zumba® Education Specialist, she helped develop the Zumba Sentao program. Marcie is a featured performer in ZIN Volumes, in the Exhilarate DVD collection, at Fitness-Concert events and at international conferences. She holds a degree in exercise physiology and is AFAA and ACE certified.

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Maria Browning

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Maria is a Zumba® Education Specialist and is very involved in the Aqua Zumba® program. She has over 10 years of experience in group exercise and has presented at countless international conventions. She is featured in several ZIN Volumes and has performed at Fitness-Concert events and with artists like Pitbull, Wyclef Jean and Mara. Maria is AFAA, ACE and AEA certified.

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Maria Teresa Stone

Location: Sydney, Australia

About me: Maria Teresa was born in Mexico and is now based in Australia. She taught her first group exercise class in 1996. Since then, she has managed fitness facilities in Mexico and the UK and presented at international fitness conventions. She has been featured in various ZIN Volumes, in fitness magazines and on TV. She is now a Zumba® Education Specialist for Australia, and played a key role in launching the program there and in New Zealand in 2009. She is a registered exercise professional in Australia, is a WETS instructor and is AFAA certified.

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Melanie Guzman

Location: Arizona, U.S.

About me: A former professional dancer with the National Folkloric Ballet of Panama, Melanie is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, funk, musical theater, modern and Panamanian folklore dance. She is a Zumba® Education Specialist, choreographer, personal chef and personal trainer. Melanie is ACE and AFAA certified.

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Michael Thomas

Location: Australia

About me: Michael Thomas has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years, first in Australia, Asia, Europe.

After a long tenure with California Fitness, Asia, as their Regional Director of Group X, Mike began work with Zumba LLC heading the training and development team for Asia. After successfully launching the program Asia wide, in the past months he has focused his energy of training instructors in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Currently conducting training for potential Zumba® instructors in Asia and Australia, Mike is fulfilling his dream to help people change their lives through regular exercise and a balnced lifestyle.

He specializes in combining dance with group exercise classes and has been an international presenter and producer of exercise videos for REM music company as well as numerous international fitness conventions.

Mike has himself danced professionally alongside talented artists such as Kylie Minogue, Elton John, James Brown, Macy Gray,Duran Duran, Leon Lai, Anita Mui and Sandy Lam. He has choreographed shows for many corporate events throughout Asia and built a reputable name for himself as a dancer and choreographer across the region.

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Pepper Von

Location: California, U.S.

About me: Pepper Von is a Zumba® Education Specialist, international fitness presenter, motivational speaker and co-owner of Step I Dance & Fitness in Sacramento, California. He is a top presenter for the International Sports Medicine Association, founder of the World Aerobic Kickboxing Association International and the co-creator of F4 Fierce. He has been featured in various fitness videos, ZIN Volumes, television shows, music videos and national publications.

Pepper's honors include the Presidential Sports Award, Attorney General Award of Merit, Leadership Award of Excellence from the Health and Fitness Institute, Man of the Year from the American Athletic Association, Make Fitness Happen Award from the International Dance and Fitness Association, Human Rights Award from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Award of Excellence from the Health and Fitness Institute and Instructor of the Year from the American Aerobic Association International. He is a United States National Aerobic Champion and member of the International Kickboxing Team with two black belts.

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Portia Lange

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Portia is the founder of Belly Motions, Inc., one of the largest belly dance academies in the U.S. With an extensive background in health, fitness and education, Portia has perfected the delivery of a low-impact, total-body workout designed for all fitness levels. She won first place in the 2008 Nile Group's International Oriental Competition in Cairo, Egypt. Portia is featured in the Exhilarate DVD collection and in the 2009 and 2011 Zumba® Instructor Convention FitnessConcert events. She is dedicated to bringing belly dance to the mainstream fitness community.

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Priscila Sartori

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Priscila's dance background includes ballet, jazz, capoeira, hip-hop, samba, lambada and axé. She was featured in the 2010 and 2011 Zumba® Instructor Convention Zumbathon® Fitness-Concert events, in the 2011 Zumba Instructor Convention Flavors DVD and in the Exhilarate DVD collection.

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Ricardo Marmitte

Location: Ontario, Canada

About me: Ricardo is from Mauritius and currently resides in Canada, where he is a canfitpro certified group fitness instructor and a Zumba® Education Specialist. He has a dance background in African dance, jazz, ballet, Indian dance, hip-hop, Argentine tango and salsa and has performed worldwide for the past 15 years. Ricardo performed at two Fitness-Concert events and was featured in the Exhilarate DVD collection.

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Steve Boedt

Location: Belgium

About me: Steve has over 15 years of experience as a fitness instructor and has been named FFA Instructor of the Year, Presenter of Excellence UK, and EFAA Presenter of the Year and was the recipient of the 2002 Belgian Fitness Trophy. A Nike Elite Trainer, Steve judges international competitions, trains national sports teams and celebrities, writes articles for publications such as Men's Health, and appears in fitness DVDs and on TV shows like The Biggest Loser. As a Zumba® Education Specialist and fitness expert, he travels all over the world presenting at conferences and training other instructors.

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Tony Witt

Location: Kansas, U.S.

About me: Tony is co-owner and head choreographer for Amore Dance, an international fitness presenter and a Zumba® Education Specialist. He has traveled across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, helping to expand the reach of the Zumba program and presenting at fitness conferences such as IDEA, Club Industry, SCW, DCAC, canfitpro, AFAA Taiwan, AEA and Nike Asia. He is certified by AFAA, ACE, AEA, CFP, NDCA and NTA.

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Vanessa Lupercio

Location: Arizona, U.S.

About me: Vanessa Lupercio is an AFAA and ACE certified fitness professional. Vanessa served over 14 years in the Armed Forces. Vanessa's Fitness experience began then in 2001 as she became a Master trainer in the military. Vanessa continued her fitness experience when she joined Zumba Fitness LLC in 2004 as a trained, licensed Zumba Instructor and again when she became a Zumba Education Specialist in 2006. Vanessa has assisted Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba Fitness presenting many Fitness Demos, Trainings and has been featured on the Zumba Instructor Network volume 19 and Gold specialty Volume 6. Vanessa has also been featured at the Arizona Women's Hispanic Conference and Expo and small local Fitness Expo Land meets Water. Vanessa has also trained motivated and inspired thousands of instructors nationally and internationally with the Zumba Fitness program creating healthy hearts, minds and bodies.

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Vicky Zagarra

Location: Italy

About me: Vicky has been involved in the Zumba® fitness world since the very beginning! She became an instructor on the first Zumba® training back in 2002 in Miami. She has also performed in the original Zumba® fitness videos in 2004 along with Beto Perez (creator of Zumba®) Vicky is an international presenter and has performed in fitness conventions such as FIBO (Germany), Rimini Wellness (Italy), IDEA (USA) and IRHSA (USA). She is now a Zumba® Education Specialist in Italy (ZES)!

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Walter Diaz

Location: Florida, U.S.

About me: Walter (aka Wally, the king of salsa and merengue) has been an aerobics instructor for more than 20 years and a Zumba® Instructor for almost 10 years. He grew up with Beto, creator of the Zumba program, and worked as a choreographer for many Colombian artists and bands. He has also been a professional dancer, actor and model. Walter was featured in the 2010 and 2011 Zumba Instructor Convention Zumbathon® Fitness-Concert events, in the 2011 Zumba Instructor Convention Flavors DVD and in the Exhilarate DVD collection.