Suzanne has been dancing for over 30 years. Originally trained in modern, ballet and gymnastics, she discovered her love for Latin dances in 1998. In 2005 she joined the Clavekazi Dance Company based in Washington, D.C.. As a principle instructor and dancer, she partnered with world renowned Shaka Brown and traveled across the globe performing, teaching and dancing salsa in over 10 countries. Suzanne believes everyone can learn to dance and offers a welcoming environment for all to grow.
Jesus has been a certified Zumba instructor since 2009. He is certified in Zumba B1, B2, and Gold. He was a zumba instructor in different regions of Mexico in the state of Michoacán, forming groups in different communities and gyms. He loves Zumba and can't wait to bring his experience, high energy and passion for Zumba to our classes!
Jose Perez- Latin Dance Instructor.
Jose was born and raised in Venezuela and began dancing at a young age. He owned and operated 7 different Latin dance studios over the past 20 years and is highly respected in the world of Latin dance in Venezuela. He is excited to bring his experience and expertise to NE Minneapolis!
Alexandria Cochrane- Fitness class instructor
She has been a certified massage therapist since 2003, and loves helping people feel confident and healthy. So in 2014 she decided to start teaching fitness and enjoys challenging every member that attends her class to be "YOUR" absolute best! You can contact Alexandria on her Facebook page.
Gabrielle Plaep- Zumba Instructor
Gabby has been a Zumba (ZIN) and Group Exercise Instructor since 2014 and a personal trainer since April 2016. She earned her BA in Exercise Science in 2015 from Hope College, where she also danced as much as possible, and she loves that Zumba combines dance and fitness into one giant party!
Emily Ralic- Zumba Instructor.
Emily is originally from Boston and started taking Zumba classes in 2010 and found it be an incredibly fun way to to get a total body work out without even realizing it's exercise! She then moved to Minneapolis in 2015 and began teaching and loves sharing the Zumba experience to people of all fitness levels!
Alex was born in the Republic of Moldova. When a new dance studio opened up near his school, he discovered his passion for dance. Alex began with both the International Standard and International Latin styles. He was a Junior National Champion. At the age of 17 he focused on International Latin and competed in the Open International Latin Category for Romania.
Here in the United States, Alex has expanded his dance education to include the American styles of Rythym and Smooth. He competed in various number of competitions with his students. He enjoys working with professional couples on the technical aspects of dance, but also is a great teacher for the social and newly competitive amateur students. Alex also has a special interest and personalized approach to working with wedding couples on their first dance choreography. Here at Dance Studio, Alex is teaching a beginner group ballroom class and is available for private lessons.
If you are looking for an enthusiastic and creative teacher, Alex is perfect for you.
Alex is offering Group Ballroom Class on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm