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MY BACKGROUND

A Dedicated Dance Instructor

Since 2000, I’ve been working with students of all ages and abilities and guiding them as they increase their practical and theoretical skills. I love sharing my passion with others and am so grateful that I get to do this incredible job every single day.

As someone who had to practice incredibly hard to get where I am today, I know the importance of a good Dance Instructor. I’ve taken everything I have learned over the years and combined it into an approach that is friendly, approachable and effective. Contact me to find out more.

Experience
2018–present Urban Latin Dance • Dance Instructor • Community Fitness
2020 Wepa Dances instructor and founder at Phinney Neighborhood Association
2017–present Zumba Fitness • Dance Instructor • Ballard Health Club
2015–2017 Zumba Fitness• Dance Instructor • Olympic Athletic Club
2013-2014 zumba instructor at My world Dance Studio .
2007-Present Belly Dancer on Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers, who are members of the Ethinic Heritage The group performs yearly at many festivals & events in the Northwest, including:
• The Seattle Folklife Festival (Seattle Center),
• Cultural Art Series ,Crossroads Mall, (Bellevue),
• Cultural Crossroads Festival (Bellevue),
• Rainier BAAMFest
• Phinney Ridge Winter Festival (Seattle),
• Spring & Halloween Hafla (Lake Forest Park) of the Pacific Northwest.
2001-2005 Folklor Dancer at Grupo Folclorico de la Universidad del Tolima Ibague-Colombia
I am a Zumba certified/trained instructor and have been teaching dance for over more than 20 years. I continue to learn more about dance through continuing education trainings/certifications such as:
Lic.Educacion Fisica, Deportes y Recreacion Ibague -Colombia 2001-2005
Zumba Basic 1, Seattle, WA 2013
Zumba basic 2, Seattle, WA 2013
Zumba Pro-skills Bogota-Colombia 2014
AFFA Group Exercise (GX): the practical way Seattle 2013
MixxedFit certified Instructor Seattle 2016
Schwinn Indoor Cycling Coach Seattle 2019
Core & Fitball para clases grupales Bogota-Colombia 2019
First Aid/CPR and AED for Adults 2020

Taller Teorico practico “GUACHERNA SAMARIA” Dirigido por MITHSY BRIYINETH CARRILLO DANIELS- Y HERIBERTO ENRIQUE VAZQUES DANIEL.

Taller Teorico practico “BAILES DE LA AMAZONIA DE LA TRIPLE FRONTERA”

Taller Teorico practico “SEGMENTACION CORPORAL PARA EL TRABAJO DE LAS DANZAS DE LA REGION CARIBE” Dirigido por la maestra MONICA C. MERCADO C.

Taller Teorico practico “DANZAS DE LA GUAJIRA DIFERENCIA ENTRE CHICHAMAYA Y YONNA” Dirigido por el maestro JOHN ENRIQUE SILVA RAMIREZ.

Taller Teorico practico “DANZAS EN EL TOLIMA” Dirigido por el maestro GILDARDO AGUIRRE ARISTIZABAL Director CORPORACION FOLCLORICA DANZAS DE ARMERO.

Taller Teorico practico “LA CUMBIA, PASION Y VIDA” Dirigido por GERMAN ALVAREZ CABRERA , PABLO DANIEL GUTIERREZ ARIAS Y BAIRON GONZALES.

Conversatorio “HABLEMOS DE FANDANGO EN CORDOBA - COLOMBIA” Dirigido por la Maestra ELAINE PARRA MARTINEZ.

Taller Teorico practico “CONOCIENDO NARIÑO” Dirigido por CARLOS ANDRES CHACUA FUERTES.