About US
 
Paola Tomlin
I love exercising! For me, the creativity, physicality, and camaraderie of sharing dance  & fitness with others is pure joy. 
I was born in Peru and  came to this country at age 12, but long before that I loved creating dances to perform for and with family and friends.  While in college, I had the opportunity to perform different dance rhythms at College of Marin and ODC.  I graduated from Golden Gate University with a degree in Finance and worked in that field for eight years, but the discovery of Zumba lured me back to my passion for dance & fitness.  After getting certified in Zumba B1, B2, Ciruit and Sentao, I proceed with my personal training certification from AAFA, TRX certification and Piloxing.  I recently got a new certifciation to teach Strong by Zumba.  Forever a student, I am deeping my training, with master dance instructors and performers Fujiko Sakata (Salsa, Foxtrot and Tango), Rasa Vitalia (Belly Dance) among others in the Bay Area. 
Now as a wife and a Mother of two sons, Christopher and Joseph, I find that teaching fitness and dance fits well into my life and provides a welcome creative outlet to share with other adults of all ages. 
The positive changes I've witnessed in the lives of my students is enough incentive to keep me dancing for as long as my legs keep me upright. 
 
Fernanda Cedeno
I was born and raised in Ecuador where I graduated with a degree in International Business from UTE University. While a student, I was also part of the Falcons Dance Academy where I performed for some years. Dancing is my passion!
At age 20 I moved to the US to learn English and continue my studies in Business. I attended the College of Marin for 2 years; however, I wanted to continue dancing, so I decided to take private and group classes with well known instructors in the Bay Area at different Dance schools such as ODC, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Mission, Roco Dance, just to mention a few. I also joined different Dance Companies such as Salsamania Dance Company, Jass Dance, ODC, Dance Mission, Island Touch, among others with whom I have performed to different dance rhythms in local and national events/festivals such as the Reno International Dance Festival and the San Francisco Salsa Festival. 
In 2016 I founded "Cedeno Dance Team" where I dance and choreograph. This amazing team welcomes dancers from all levels and backgrounds who share the passion of dance and are willing to learn and grow. We have performed at many different venues around the Bay Area includying San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa, San Jose and Marin County. 
I'm currently a student of the Dance & Performing Arts Department at the Santa Rosa Junior College where I'm graduating with an AA in Arts and Dance.
I'm very passionate about dancing and I love sharing this passion with people, especially with my wonderful 5 year old daughter who so far is loving ballet and gymnastics.
The opportunity to see a person leaving my class with a smile in the face is my best motivation.
Jannely Calmell
Dance. Act. Eat. Jannely lives for the arts, and she loves food! She was bitten by the dance bug at a young age, but she was always shy to dance at family gatherings. It took her a while to warm up to the crowd. As she entered Junior High, she began dancing with her mom in the living room almost everyday to either Fulanito, or Ashely Tisdale's CD, great times! When she was in 7th grade, her sister Paola, started taking Zumba classes, so Jannely and her mom jumped on that band wagon and soon enough it became our trio routine! And to add the cherry on top, that's where they met Fernanda! As Jannely started Drake High School she decided to take a break from Zumba, to focus on school and to be a part of Drake's Dance Troupe. This is the same hip-hop team that her sister started when she was in high school. She did that all four years and became captain the last two. By the time she was a senior, her sister got pregnant with her second son. By then she was already a Zumba instructor, and she came to me and asked if I could get my certification and learn her routines and sub her classes until she got back. Little did Jannely know where it would get her! 
Jannely has now been a Zumba instructor for three years and she is loving every minute of it! To be able to express herself and open that door for others to express themselves, whether it's by hoot and hollering, working those facial expressions, smiling, anything, it is the best feeling in the world. Not only is it a great workout but dancing is her outlet, and she hopes it will be yours too! 

Isabella Qreshi
Was born and raised in Marin County. She was raised in a family of artists including her father, world-renowned percussionist Zakir Hussain, and her mother, Kathak dancer/choreographer Antonia Minnecola. She began her early dance training at age 4 at Dance Theatre 7 in Fairfax under Jody White, David Roxander, and Georgia Ortega. At Dance Theatre 7 Isabella studied ballet and Jazz extensively. Isabella also studied West African dance, Brazilian, Character, Modern, and Yoga as a supplement to her classical training. Isabella went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance with a concentration in visual media at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Upon graduating, she returned to Marin to teach jazz, contemporary, & ballet at Dance Theatre 7. 
Neguinha Sambista
Come and Learn from a native Brazilian and also a San Francisco Carnival Samba Queen the beautiful, sensual and passionate steps of Samba!!!
A highly celebrated samba class that teaches the basic steps from its traditional roots. Students will learn the samba No Pe, the hips
movements, the shoulders, and how to listen and recognize the beat and apply the to your body movement. You will learn to synchronize each section from your body with a different instruments that makes the Samba step.
It is an authentic, fun, and energetic workout!

Miguel Danet 

Miguel comes from a Puerto Rican and Jamaican background. He has always loved to dance and just had the time of his life dancing with family and friends for any occasion. He also loves fitness and working out, always looking for ways to stay actively fit.
A few years ago he was approached with a job offer to teach a high school dance class. After teaching his first class there, he was certain this would be a large part of his career moving forward. He is now trying to expand on this adventure, bringing a new style, energy, and all around fun to getting yourself healthy and fit. Come check him out at Fit2Day so you can get a better idea of what he is all about.

Tashi Cowan 

Tashi loves to dance! She has been dancing since she was four years old, listening to Janet Jackson's IF album in her mom's living room. She was born and raised in Marin County, raised by her single mother Katherine. She has received lessons in Samba, Afro-Haitian, Salsa, Modern, Ballet and much more! She has also had musical theatre training performing with the Stapleton Theatre Company's rendition of "Fame" where she received the Rookie Award and has performed in two College of Marin dance productions. Before she transferred to San Francisco State University, she was awarded the Saragay Stetson Dance Scholarship by the College of Marin Foundation a very xompetitive award. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in history with a minor in political science and has recently been accepted in the Kingston University study abroad program in London for Fall 2017. She is constantly learning and growing as a dancer and a person and she believes that do something you love is a blessing.
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