MEET THE TEAM

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APRIL C.

STRONG by Zumba | 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.
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TIFFANY

LET'S GROOVE
Tiffany is a Sugar Land native, who has always had a passion for dance. She grew up taking tap, jazz, contemporary, and loved every minute of it! During college Tiffany became a fan of Dance Fitness and spent all of her free time rocking out with her gym family, and taking all the group classes she could. After graduating, and traveling Tiffany moved to Austin where she became a licensed Zumba instructor. It was in Austin where Tiffany was introduced to social dancing through Swing Dancing. She got bit by the social dancing bug and dove into all the social dances she could including Kizomba, Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, and Blues Fusion! Tiffany has a genuine love for all things dance and can’t wait to continue her creative movement journey with the Studio!

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.

JENNIFER

BALLET | JAZZ | 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.

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.
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LJ

CARDIO DANCE FUSION
Her first love is music and dance. She trained formally for 9 years, and began line dancing in 2010. In 2011, she choreographed her first dance called Lay Smooth and in 2013 Houston Spice. Houston Spice gained popularity when Kandi Eastman deemed it as the hottest line dance made to Blurred Lines during her radio show. Her latest creation is LJ’s Groove (2016). She dances and teaches on all levels (beginner, intermediate, and advance). She is certified in U-Jam, MixxedFit and Group Ex. She conveys to all of her classes is you must keep trying and work through what’s difficult to be victorious. Her motto is “Keep Moving” whether you get it or not. She looks forward to being your Instructor here at Creative Crossings.
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TORI

MOVE IT! | ZUMBA
Tori has always loved to dance. She used this passion to lose and maintain a 70 lb. weight loss. She brings her passion and energy to the dance floor to inspire her students. She's a certified U-Jam and MixxedFit instructor.

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!