Hector is from El Salvador and has been dancing for 15+ years. He started teaching Zumba in 2005 and has since lost an amazing 120lbs!! With his infectious energy and charismatic personality, you will know after your first class with Hector why he has been dubbed the “LA Zumba King”.
Eder has been teaching and dancing Zumba for the past 8 years. Although he has a background in ballet and jazz, he still found himself overweight and uninspired until he started doing Zumba DVD’s at home. In 3 months he lost 40 lbs. and was having so much fun, he didn’t even realize how much he was exercising. He loves seeing his students leave their problems on the dance floor, sweating out stress, smiling, and having fun.
Viet is an internationally known Hip-Hop dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer.
Ethnically Vietnamese and raised in Switzerland, Viet has danced at the Grammy Awards, the MTV European Music Awards, American Music Awards, for artists such as Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and Muse, among others. He has received universal acclaim for his choreography on the TV series So You Think You Can Dance in Poland as well as for his outstanding work for music video productions here in the U.S., throughout Switzerland and other countries abroad.
Jessica Evans has been dancing for the past 17 years, performing modern, Hip Hop and African. Her journey of dancing began as a small child who always wanted to be the center of attention and would do anything to put on a show! She has the same passion while teaching these days and always encourages her students to release, be free and just move! Her charismatic energy is a part of her teaching style to provide excitement, endless boundaries of freedom and a consciously unconscious workout.
Originally from Paris, France, Cati Jean studied ballet since the age of 8 with renowned teachers and choreographers. As a performer in Paris, Cati worked in television and performed in famous cabaret shows which took her to Japan and eventually Los Angeles. Since in Los Angeles, Cati has taught and choreographed for many musicians, artists and actors. Cati’s hit cabaret show, L’Effleur des Sens, had a residency at Hollywood’s King King night club and garnered huge crowds and rave reviews. Cati is a busy and inspiring choreographer and teacher.
Joel has his training in Salsa Caleña, Salsa L.A. Puerto Rican style, and traditional Salsa. He has danced in concerts with world-famous artists, created choreographies for Grupo Niche, Romeo Santos, theaters, schools and dance companies such as Asocuju, Yopra (music magazine), Latin Power, Son De Luz, Ballet Farallones, among others. He has traveled to World Congresses, dancing salsa and folklore in countries of Latin America, France, Holland and Italy. Joel also has a propensity for visual arts, crafts and drawing.
Alessia is an Italian internationally recognized dancer and celebrity choreographer.
She has performed in the famous Andrew Lloyd Weber’s West End Musical “BOMBAY DREAMS” which went to Broadway, choreographed by Farah Khan. Since then she choreographed numerous Bollywood shows in London, like “Bhangra Latina”, Bollywood Dreams, Bollywood steps at the Olympia exhibition. Alessia has also performed as a lead dancer in Musicals like “ Saturday Night Fever”, “Copacabana”, “Jesus Christ Superstar” and has danced all over Europe with various pop artists like Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Kanye West and Kylie Minogue.
Raquel “Rocky” Horsford is a certified fitness instructor, professional dancer, choreographer, actor, wife, and mom who has been inspiring, motivating and teaching individuals and families to love their bodies, to be invested in their nutrition and become better versions of themselves for over 15 years. Rocky’s extensive performance resume includes: the New York and international touring companies of the Off-Broadway sensation STOMP; HBO’s Stomp Out Loud: STOMP (Las Vegas); and Wayne Brady’s Makin it up” (Las Vegas). Raquel has also appeared alongside Rihanna on the X-Factor, Donna Summers on America’s Got Talent, Beyonce at the MTV Fashion Awards, on the Grammy’s, Billboard, Bet/NAACP Award Shows, Cedric the Entertainer’s HBO Special; Film/TV Credits includes Rent, DL Chronicles, Malibu’s Most Wanted the film Idlewild staring the musical duo OutKast and most recently coming soon you can see her in the role of Connie in Amazon’s new movie Slyvie’s Love on Amazon, starring Tessa Thompson.