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ZIN™ Academy New York

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020

PRESENTERS + TRI-STATE AREA TEAM

*Listed below are all of the Zumba® Education Specialists, Zumba® Jammers, Master Trainers, and STRONG Techs in Tri-State Area. Please note, not all of the Tri-State Area Team listed will be present at the 2020 ZIN Academy New York.

Beto Perez

Beto Perez

Creator of Zumba® Fitness

Beto began as a fitness instructor in his home city of Cali, Colombia. One day he arrived at class and realized he had left his regular aerobics music at home. Beto looked in his 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, Beto decided to make the big move to the United States. With only his moves and his passion, Beto sold all his belongings and moved to Miami in search of the American Dream.

Jessica Exposito

Jessica Exposito

Zumba® Education Specialist

Jessica Exposito is an international presenter for Zumba®. A native and resident of Spain, she is a Zumba® Education Specialist. She discovered her passion for dancing as a young girl and sought to share her love of dance with others. Since moving from her hometown of Puigcerda-Gerona at 17 years old to study physical education at the University of Barcelona, Jessica has taught dance in more than 40 countries. She has participated in countless events around the globe, representing programs affiliated with Nike, Adidas, Fila and more. Jessica is a frequent news media guest and has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Spain’s versions of American Idol and The Biggest Loser. She was also recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for participating in a 600,000-person dance event in Barcelona. When not touring the globe teaching Zumba® classes, Jessica resides in Barcelona.

Jhon Gonzalez

Jhon Gonzalez

Zumba® Jammer

As a native Colombian growing up in Miami, Jhon was born to dance. He took his dancing and professional performing skills to the next level in his teen years, adding styles such as hip hop, jazz and ballroom to his repertoire. He discovered the Zumba® program over five years ago and instantaneously became a Zumba® Fitness addict. In 2012, he moved to Los Angeles and joined LA Dance Fit with hopes of bringing Miami’s flavor to the West Coast. He currently teaches over 10 classes a week at multiple locations across the West Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas. Celebrities like Dayanara Torres, Lori Loughlin, Valerie Ortiz and Famke Janssen take his classes on a regular basis.

Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez

Zumba® Jammer

Carlos was born in the Dominican Republic. He started dancing at the age of 15 with the National Ballet of DR and discovered a passion for dance and music which continued to develop in various pathways throughout his life. In 2007, Carlos moved to Canada, became a Zumba instructor and shortly after that, a Zumba Jammer. His dedication to fitness and love of dance has made him a natural fit for Zumba and has given him the opportunity to share his passion for both. "Dance is a form of art that is expressed through the body." (El Bachatu) During his professional career, Carlos has taught Jam Sessions all over Canada and the U.S. as well as France, Israel, Korea, and Singapore. He has had the pleasure to work with artists such as Celia Cruz, Juan Luis Guerra, Shakira, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Mark Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Vanilla Ice, and Lil Jon, as well as Beto Perez, Creator of the Zumba Fitness Program. He has been a session presenter at the Orlando Zumba Fitness Convention annually since 2013 and represented Canada as an on-stage dancer at the 2012 Convention Fitness Concert in Orlando and the 2013 Convention in LA.

Nick Logrea

Nick Logrea

Zumba® Education Specialist

Irena Meletiou

Irena Meletiou

Zumba® Education Specialist

Armando Salcedo

Armando Salcedo

Zumba® Education Specialist

Helen Ansari

Helen Ansari

Zumba® Education Specialist

Coco Qing Xie

Coco Qing Xie

Zumba® Education Specialist

Lucrecia Hoepfner

Lucrecia Hoepfner

Zumba® Education Specialist

Richard Gormley

Richard Gormley

Zumba® Education Specialist

Marcie Benavides

Marcie Benavides

Zumba® Education Specialist

Nathaniel Offer

Nathaniel Offer

Master Trainer + STRONG Tech

Ricardo Alas

Ricardo Alas

Master Trainer + STRONG Tech

Natalie Bayersdorfer

Natalie Bayersdorfer

Master Trainer + STRONG Tech

Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart

Zumba® Jammer

Brenda Buckley

Brenda Buckley

Zumba® Jammer

Diego Chauca

Diego Chauca

Zumba® Jammer

Holly Rose

Holly Rose

Zumba® Jammer

Kendra Dewinde

Kendra Dewinde

Zumba® Jammer

Kimberly Lazzara

Kimberly Lazzara

Zumba® Jammer

Marisa Stani

Marisa Stani

Zumba® Jammer

Shahidah Beltran-Prats

Shahidah Beltran-Prats

Zumba® Jammer

Eddie Torres

Eddie Torres

Zumba® Jammer

Tyler Darvalics

Tyler Darvalics

Zumba® Jammer

Eduardo Fajardo

Eduardo Fajardo

Zumba® Jammer

Vin Iyer

Vin Iyer

Zumba® Jammer

Vasilia Penna

Vasilia Penna

Zumba® Jammer

Jeimy Bueno

Jeimy Bueno

Zumba® Jammer

Natalie Kikkenborg

Natalie Kikkenborg

Zumba® Jammer

Julie Richetelli

Julie Richetelli

Zumba® Jammer

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