Instructors

Eliana Ceballos

 Eliana Ceballos

I found Zumba during a very challenging time in my life. My husband was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24 and going through aggressive treatments. Of course my stress levels were very high, and Zumba became a type of therapy for me. I really looked forward to my Zumba classes because I could escape reality for an hour, enjoy the music and dance as if nobody was watching. I became an instructor two months before my husband passed away because I wanted to give back to people what I was receiving through regular class attendance: peace of mind, an escape and happiness.

When I teach Zumba, I think about what my students might be going through in their own lives. I hope that I can transmit the same peace that I feel when I do Zumba and provide my students with an hour of well-being therapy.

Come to one of my classes, and you will want to come back for more!!

“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou has put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness: To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”
Psalm 30:11-12

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Kristina Mladenovski

I have been instructing Zumba for 3 years, and it has been an amazing journey. I’m also a teacher artist for a program called Dancing Classrooms, and I teach 5th-8th graders merengue, rumba, tango and waltz through Social Emotional learning. Dance has always been my passion ever since I was little. I’ve been dancing since I was 7 years old. I started with hip hop, ballet, jazz, and modern. Throughout my dancing years, I was involved in drill team, semiprofessional dance teams and, in college, I was a member of Movers Unlimited Dance Touring Company at Tarrant County College for 2 years. However, aside from dancing, fitness is my second passion. I enjoy changing people’s lives and helping them reach their goals.

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Cecilia Valverde Cerqueira

Oi! I am Cecilia from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Latin music and dancing have been in my life since I was a kid. I moved to Texas in 2007 and spent many years being overweight and bored with exercising. Zumba brought music and dance back into my life, helped me lose 40 pounds and discover amazing friends! I have moved from Texas to NY and back with my husband and two kids, and Zumba was always there to help me make new friends, enjoy life and have fun. It’s the best feeling to help new people feel comfortable in class and see them adding their own flair to the songs. Come join our party!

 

 

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When I walked into my first Zumba class six years ago, I was a mess.  I was overweight, stressed, and depressed.  My husband was working full time and attending UT’s Executive MBA program. So I was basically a single mother of two boys, one who has autism.  I was so busy taking care of everyone else that I neglected to take care of myself.  I’m not going to lie- that first class straight-up kicked my butt!  My face was red and I was out of breath, but I had a huge smile on my face because I finally found a form of exercise that I enjoyed!

I teach Zumba to relieve stress.  Dancing and sweating with my students is something that I look forward to each week.  Zumba has changed my life- it’s made me a better wife, mom, and friend.  I’m healthier than I’ve ever been.  I even run marathons now- something I never could have even dreamed of doing before Zumba.

My goal is to help you feel comfortable, laugh (don’t take yourself too seriously), fall in love with working out, and relieve stress each time you come to class.