NEW 2015 INSTRUCTOR
- Zumba Basic 1
- AFAA Group Exercise
From: Phoenix, AZ
Classes: Just Dance
How long: 6 months
If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go?
While I think a beach on the Caribbean or Hawaii would be wonderful, my favorite vacation spot is Disney World. I am a huge Disney nut and will go there as often as my husband can stand it.
Tell me about your family life.
I have been married to David for 18 years and we have 3 awesome kids: Luke, Karli & Averi.
What is your favorite quote?
“Be patient. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get to the best.”
Do you have any formal dance training?
Not really. I did some dancing in high school, but never as a kid
What is your most memorable JDR experience?
What or who inspired you to become an instructor?
My Zumba instructors in North Carolina (Vanessa Mese, Loretta Bates & Angie Fernandez) were a huge inspiration to me.
What are your favorite dance moments from movies, TV, and/or stage?
I will never forget my favorite dance ever on So You Think You Can Dance. It was to the song Gravity by Sara Bareilles. The dancers were Kayla & Kupono from Season 5. I still have an emotional reaction when I watch it. On a less serious note, I have always loved the movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. I think that sparked my love for dance.
What would you like your JDR family to know about you?
I am an open book. I wear my heart on my sleeve. My friendships are deep, as is my love for New Kids on the Block, ; )
Who are your dance & fitness role models and inspiration?
Loretta Bates is a Zumba Goddess. Vanessa Mese is an overall fitness role model.
What have you learned from being on the JDR Team?
I have learned that there are many different styles of teaching and they are all unique and wonderful. I am so proud to be a part of this group!
What does being an instructor mean to you?
I hope to be able to inspire others as my instructors have inspired me.