ZUMBA® FITNESS PRESENTERS
ZES™ ANA GEORGESCU
Ana Georgescu became a rhythmic gymnast when she was three. She was part of the Junior Romanian Olympic Team with over 30 Gold International and National medals won during her career. Ana continued as a professional dancer in two well known dance companies, AEROS and Rhythmix, dancing on some of the most famous stages of the world, including on Broadway. She is a certified fitness and aerobics instructor and a rhythmic gymnastics instructor as well. In 2011 she became a Zumba® Education Specialist and now she teaches Zumba® Instructor Trainings and presents at Fitness Conventions and Conferences around the world. Ana’s passion for dance and fitness inspires and motivates thousands of people to have fun while working out and heading towards a healthy and positive lifestyle.
ZJ™ BENJAMIN RICHARD
Benjamin was born in France and has been living in Paris for 10 years. When he was 5 years old, he discovered the world of artistic gymnastics. His love for this art has allowed him to reach the French national level and to participate in many tournaments. At 18 years old, Benjamin arrived in Paris and went to a university where he obtained a degree in Sports Management along with other diplomas in fitness and physical training. During this time he perfected his dance and acrobatic technical skills, such as capoeira and pole dancing, integrating different performing acts. In 2011 Benjamin became a Zumba® instructor and currently teaches in dance schools throughout Paris. In 2013, he became a Zumba® Jammer and joined the "French Fusion" team at the European conference in Lille.
ZJ™ CAT CHIEMELU
Catherine Marte is a wife, mother, personal trainer, group fitness instructor and Zumba Jammer living in Florida. She is a U.S. Army veteran who turned to health fitness as a lifestyle and a profession shortly after separating the military. She has always had a passion for dance and fitness but found the perfect balance of the two with Zumba Fitness®. She has a B.S. in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise/Fitness Management. She always seeks to further her education and knowledge in all things pertinent to health and fitness. As a group exercise instructor, Catherine enjoys fusing her choreographies and classes with the musical styles and flavors of Africa and the Caribbean. She operates as a choreography specialist, a Zumba Jammer, for Zumba Fitness where she holds exclusive instructor workshops. She has been blessed with the opportunity to be a presenter of “Dancehall Mashup” at the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Zumba® Instructor Conventions held in Orlando, FL and has also presented at many Zumba® Academies held worldwide. In 2016 and 2017 she performed in the Zumba Fitness® Concerts in front of 8,000 participants.
George started his career in fitness in 2004 as a hiphop dance instructor, throughout years of hard work, he is now certified in various fitness programs and became an international presenter in different fitness events globally. He is a Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES) for ZUMBA®, Master Trainer for STRONG by Zumba®, and Nike Athlete. He believes fitness can bring physical and mental health. Experience one of his classes and find out what he means.
SPECIAL GUEST DJ GRINGO
Everett, best known as “Dj Gringo” born in Miami, Florida.
At a very early age, ”DJ Gringo” began to showcase his passion for music. He began his career as an amateur disc jockey while attending high school. In 2005, he worked for a radio station and became a part of its morning show. Due to the fact that he didn’t speak Spanish, he gained his well-known name of “DJ Gringo”. In 2007, he met Beto Perez, creator of the Zumba®program, which led DJ Gringo to work with Zumba and its instructors around the world.
ZES™ HENDER CORREDOR-ESCALANTE
Hender is originally from Venezuela and now lives in the United Kingdom. He has been dancing salsa since a young age and became a professional Salsa dancer. In 2007 he became a Zumba® Fitness Instructor. His life long passion for dance and dedication to fitness made me a natural fit for the Zumba® program. He is one of the Zumba® Educational Specialists for the UK.
ZES™ JENNIFER KIM
ZES™ KELLY BULLARD
Kelly is an international fitness educator and has been a Zumba® Education Specialist since 2009. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sports Science (Health and Physical Education) and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration, her passion, enthusiasm, and experience is for fitness and dance for people of all ages. After 9-years as a physical education teacher, dance and sports coach, Kelly now specializes in many of the Zumba® programs and has presented in over 36 countries. She is featured in several Zumba® DVD’s, and is also featured in Aqua Zumba® Volume 6. Kelly holds a variety of certifications in many areas of fitness, and is a continuing education provider for AEA, AAAI/ISMA, AFAA & ACE.
ZES™ MADELLE PALTU-OB
Madelle Enriquez Paltu-ob is a performing dance artist and former member of the two-time World Hip Hop Dance Champions, the Philippine Allstars. She is a fitness enthusiast and a Zumba® Education Specialist since 2017. Madelle regularly produces dance showcases and events designed to impart her passion for dance to the next generation of Filipino dance artists. She is the owner of Brewing Point Dance Studio, which she founded in 2004. Chief Executive Officer and President of Beyond Passion Entertainment International Inc., a company that specializes in elevating personal passions to professional, interactive and innovative services and experiences.
ZJ™ MAURICIO CAMARGO
Mauricio Camargo was born in Palmira, Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida. Influenced by his Latin roots and the cultural diversity of Miami, Mauricio has a unique and creative outlook on dance. His love for urban culture has inspired him to add a new twist to Latin rhythms, bringing a fresh style to his Zumba® classes. In 2017, Mauricio was featured in ZIN™ Volume 72, the 2017 Fitness-Concert™, and a Livestream on ZIN™ Now. Mauricio currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and has been a Zumba® Jammer for the past three years.
His success is attributed to the loving support of his family, friends, teachers and passionate Zumba lovers along the way.
ZES™ PRINCE PALTU-OB
Prince has been teaching/training Hip Hop and other styles (Popping, Locking, House) for over 5 years. He travels around the world to learn more about the dance culture. He is a full time professional dancer, owner of Brewing Point Dance Studio and a Zumba Education Specialist in Philippines.
ZJ™ RODRIGO ANGELLO
Rodrigo was born in Brazil and has loved dancing since he was a young boy. He started his career as a dance teacher, which led him to dancing professionally. He started to live out his passion in Brazil performing ballroom dancing, and soon after diversified with other dance styles. In 2009 he left Brazil for France in order to enlarge his experience. He then joined several dance companies, including the famous Parisian Cabaret! With fitness and physical training diplomas in hand, Rodrigo blends dance and fitness skills, devoting himself to fitness. He puts all his skills, experience, energy, positive personality (and a Brazilian touch!) in order to communicate his passion and give his students the ultimate experience. Let Rodrigo surprise and dazzle you as he takes you into his world.
ZES™ RICHARD GORMLEY
Richard Gormley is a Canadian ZES™ with a passion for fitness and health promotion. He has traveled and presented Aqua Zumba in 49 countries. He holds a degree in exercise science and is certified in Group Exercise and personal training through ACE, AFAA and AEA. He currently lives with his baby boy and family in France.
ZJ™ RONY GRATEREAUT
Rony was born and raised in the Residencial Las Margaritas, Puerto Rico. While in school, he participated in talent shows. At the age of 14 he became part of the G.O.P., a dance company located in San Juan, P.R. His training in Jazz, Cultural Dance, Salsa, Funk, Hip Hop, and BreakDance took him to the decision of starting his own Dance company at the young age of 18. Since then Rony has had the opportunity to travel to different parts of the US and Europe representing his Island. Later on he decided to move to Orlando where he discovered the Zumba® program and fell in love with it instantly. RONY today teaches around 17 classes a week, and hosts Reggaeton and Choreo ZIN™ Jam Sessions as a licensed Zumba® Jammer in Florida. Rony’s goal has always been to present his own session at a Zumba® Convention and bring to the ZIN™ Members new and fresh tools that they can use in their classes!
ZES™ SANDRA HARNES
A professionally trained dancer with extensive experience in the field of both dance and fitness, for over 17 years. Sandra has been Instructing, teaching and training since 1998, and has been in the Dance/Fitness and performance industry since leaving College, as both Professional Dancer/Choreographer and then moved into the fitness sector. She became Zumba® Instructor in 2010 and then not long after, gained the role as a Zumba® Jammer and has been a Zumba® Education Specialist since 2014. Sandra travels globally, training students to become Zumba Instructors and also in specialist formats and Masterclasses. She has also presented for Nike Asia and Fibo China. Sandra was the featured presenter and choreographer on the One-on-One ZIN 50 and Co-presenter on ZIN 73 Live Class. Sandra has written and presented sessions at the Zumba Instructor Convention every year since 2012 She created Urbanize, Drop It Like A Boss and the brand new session this year, The Fierce Factor. Sandra has a varied experience of many different genres – From Hip Hop, Street, Ragga, Dancehall to Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary and has successfully tied this into fitness for the last 6 years.
ZJ™ YUKO TANAKA
Yuko has both Mexican and Japanese roots. This “halfie” has always had a passion for dance and connecting with people. Her dancing journey started when she was 5 years old. She encountered ZUMBA® in 2009, from 2012 to 2018 she was a Canadian ZUMBA® Jammer. She has also had the opportunity to present her own Kizomba Session at the ZUMBA Instructor Convention since 2016, 2017 and now 2018. Yuko has always been involved in the dance communities she has lived in. She is constantly looking for inspiration and personal growth. Now she is actively teaching and sharing her love for ZUMBA® and Kizomba Ladies Styling internationally. Yuko believes that dance is a powerful tool that can help empower and feed people’s souls. Come and dance with Yuko.