Lauren Giangregorio (Jazz Burlesque)
Originally from Los Angeles County, California, Lauren grew up training in tap, jazz, and ballet. At the age of 16, she won the silver medal at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany. She received her B.A. in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her professional experience includes working and performing as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader for three years, working as a Universal Dance Association (UDA) staff instructor, performing in the celebrity charity dance showcase, “We Sparkle” in Southern California, coaching Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village Colorado as well as choreographing for many Colorado dance studios, all star competition teams, and high school dance teams.
Rosann has always been interested in dance from an early age, but it was only in her adult years when she started including it as a larger part of her life. When she discovered Zumba®, she found out she could get fit and stay fit through dance. The rest is history! Now, she strives to make fitness through dance fun, and effective, for others too! AFAA certified in Primary Group Exercise. CPR/AED certified.
Jeremy Balcazar (Capoeira)
Contra Mestre Risadinha ( Jeremy) is the founder of Santa Clara Movement Arts and started Capoeira in February of 1993 at Capoeira of San Jose Academy and for the last 18 years has never stopped. In 2003 he became one of the first generation of “American Contra Mestres” to graduate from Capoeira of San Jose Academy. Contra Mestre Risadinha (Jeremy ) played an instrumental part in establishing Capoeira of San Jose, as a school in the Bay Area and has attended and participated in many Seminars and Workshops across the United States, Russia and Brasil. In a typical class CM Risadinha teaches, movements, history and the music of “Capoeira” to all levels of students.
Hi everybody, my name is Adriana Rodriguez and I’ve been a licensed Zumba fitness instructor for 2 years now and I love it. I’ve been dancing my whole life and when I found out that you can exercise while you dance I jumped to the next best thing. Zumba has opened doors for me in every way and being part of this new movement has allowed me to meet great instructors who share the same passion, making this job so rewarding. Just give me an hour of your day and come and join me, I promise you will be hooked and you too will have Zumba fever!
Danielle Duffy (Zumba)
Riley Costello (Zumba)
Riley has been teaching Zumba for three years now—two of those at Santa Clara University. She just graduated from Santa Clara as a Psychology major and is excited to bring her enthusiasm for this Latin-inspired class to the Movement Arts studio. While fitness has always been a part of her life—from playing soccer, tennis, and basketball in high school, to running a marathon for Team in Training—it wasn’t until five years ago that she picked up dance. Riley isn’t the only one enthusiastic about her Zumba classes. So are her students.
Come try out Zumba and dance with her!
Christine Navarrete (Jazz Burlesque)
Christine’s career as a performer, choreographer, and dance instructor spans over 15 years. She has trained and performed in various styles but reserves a special place in her heart for the Jazz Burlesque genre. Christine began her formal training in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles where she collaborated with theatrical burlesque troupes and choreographed routines for solo burlesque performers.
Linda Balcazar is one of the founders and managers of Santa Clara Movement Arts and has been practicing and studying various forms of yoga since 1994 and completed her teacher training in 2002. She has B.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in movement therapy. Yoga and meditation have enabled Linda to create a foundation of health and wellness her life. Her objective in being a yoga instructor is to help people create a personal yoga practice and apply yogic principles in their daily lives. Linda’s experience enables her to teach dynamic and challenging classes for people with experience in yoga as well as foundation building yoga classes for those new to yoga. She also likes to include simple Qigong practices and meditation to help you become more pain and stress free. Linda’s goal is that you leave her classes feeling better physically and mentally and are able to apply what you learned in class to develop a regular practice of self care and mindful living. E