I began my love of fitness as a competitive gymnast and dancer. I continued with dance through college and that was when I took my first Zumba® class. I fell in love with Zumba®. It was my place where the world could wait for an hour. I could dance and enjoy my time leaving my cares at the door. I was licensed to teach Zumba® September 2011. Soon after, I also became licensed to teach Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr. When I am not teaching Zumba® I teach an integrated preschool classroom and currently completing my Master in Special Education at Framingham State University. Zumba® is my escape and my happiness. When I see all of my students’ smiling faces at the end of class, I know that I have shared a piece of what makes me happy with them.