MEET THE TEAM

APRIL C.

HIP HOP CARDIO | TONIC
April Matthews is from Grapevine, TX. She moved to Houston in 2003 when she began her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston where she was on the Spirit of Houston Cougar Dolls Dance Team from 2004-2007. April enjoys exercise and dancing and has been a Certified Zumba Instructor since 2010.

CHRISTINA

SAMBA
Christina comes to us with over 10 years of movement experience and exploration. Not only is she a presenter of Afro Caribbean folk dance and Rio style Brazilian Samba, but she is also a Certified NASM Personal Trainer, Certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and a Dot Fit Certified Nutrition Specialist. Christina believes that “Everyone can attain their fitness and health goals with the right support, guidance and motivation.”

DONNA

GENTLE YOGA
Donna Gay earned her RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 hours training) certification in Flow-Based Hatha Yoga from Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas as set forth by Yoga Alliance.

FELICIA

DIASPORA MOVES
Felicia Thomas is a Houston native and obtained her B.A. in Dance from Sam Houston State University. Post graduation, she began dancing professionally for Second Generation Dance Company and Urban Souls Dance Company, both with strong modern dance Horton influences.Her training in Afro-Diasporic dance began with Kucheza Ngoma African Dance Company. This experience exposed her to a new movement vocabulary and she began performing West African, Caribbean Folk, and Dance Hall. She continues to perform and works on fusing her modern and contemporary background with her training in movements from the African Diaspora.

GIGI

YOGA | ART
Georgianna (“Gigi”) is an artist who fell in love with Yoga since the moment she stepped on her first Vinyasa Yoga class few years ago. Yoga has changed her life in every aspect, and she decided to get certified to share with the community her love, passion and benefits of yoga. She received her 200 hr Yoga Certification with Lex Gillan and she’s registered with Yoga Alliance and The National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers. She likes to bring mindfulness and gratitude to each class and assist in bringing out the fun and greatness inside us.

JAMIE

MIXXED FIT | HEALTH COACH
Jamie is certified in MixxedFit, U-JAM and Zumba. In addition to her role as a fitness instructor, Jamie is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who believes and practices a holistic approach to health and wellness. She looks at how all areas of a person’s life are connected and shows them how they affect their health as a whole. Jamie works with individual clients and offers a wide range of services including group coaching, healthy grocery store tours, healthy pantry makeovers, and corporate and community health workshops.

JENNIFER

BALLET | ZUMBINI
Jennifer Colvin is a native Houstonian with a passion for dance and dance education. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and has a wide range of training in various styles such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, South and West African. Outside of dancing, she enjoys her career as a Mathematics & Science teacher and her best job of all is being a mother to her son Karim.

JESSI

YOGA LOUNGE
Yoga Lounge is a Restorative Yoga Class

LARISA

QIGONG
Larisa first discovered the healing power of alternative techniques 15 years ago after experiencing family tragedy. Impressed at how Ancient practices healed her body, she made this study her priority. Today, she is an Qi Gong Instructor, as well as a specialist for Meridian massage. Larisa combines her trainings and practices overseas (Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, USA) and uses them synergistically to promote harmony and balance for her clients. Qi is the energy that enlivens the body, mind and spirit, where meridians are the pathways for the flow of Qi in the body. When the Qi is plentiful and flowing through meridians, we experience vitality, happiness and health.

LATASHIA

LET'S GROOVE DANCE FITNESS
Lathasia is a Houston native with Jamaican roots. Her dance life started with Agnes Scott College’s Dance Theatre Company in Decatur, Georgia where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. She is currently dancing with Statements Dance Company which aims to encourage people to immerse themselves in challenging experiences through the witness of authentic and powerful movement. Always allowing Afro-Caribbean culture to influence her modern dance training, her style can only be described as unique. When she’s not performing, you can find her in a classroom teaching 6th graders English, teaching in after school dance programs or promoting health fitness through dance in clinics around Houston.

LINDSAY

AFROBEATS
A native of Houston, Texas, LindsaY, M.P.A., M.A. graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in History and minors in Dance and Business Administration. Outside of the Ballet and Graham-based Modern dance program at UH, she trained in Horton with Houston’s Urban Souls Second Company in the 2012-2013 Season. She continued her training in the Diaspora movement of the Caribbean, Brazil, and beyond with Batala Houston and Fanatic Vibez Afro-Caribbean and Afrobeats Dance Company. Most recently, she joined Pretty Cultured—a group of three professional dancers using art to speak on social and cultural topics.

MARTHA

B-MOTION | ZUMBA
Martha Fazzoni is a native of Uruguay and has a passion for dancing. She started Zumba as an “easy” form of exercise when she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and weighed almost 300 pounds. After 2 years of attending Zumba classes and instructing, she received the news that she was diabetes free and had lost over 70 pounds! Martha is a wife, mother of 4 children, a baker and she loves Masala Bhangra, African and Line Dancing.

NAANA

ZUMBA | DANCELITE
Owner and Instructor. Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor with dance experience in various genres – modern, Brazilian, African, Bollywood, jazz, and lyrical. She is a choreographer and provides services for groups, bridal parties, couples and individuals. She is also the designer and owner of NaRose Designs.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN CLASS!