(David Morgan), has been practicing martial arts since the age of six. After training Tai Kwon Do as a child he took up Shotokan as a teenager. In college he began learning Enshin which is a full contact style of karate. As a Black Belt in Enshin he competed in several bare-knuckle, knock down tournaments and placed in all of them. He was first introduced to Capoeira in 1999 and began teaching classes at the NJ Capoeira Arts Center in 2003.
Gaivota graduated to the level of Instructor in 2005 with Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira and was graduated to Professor in 2007 and Contramestre in 2014 by Mestre George Palmares of Capoeira Guerreiros. In 2006 Contramestre Gaivota opened the Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey. During his career in Capoeira, Gaivota has traveled to many countries as well as states sharing his love of the game at Batizados, workshops and events. The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey is dedicated to promoting and teaching Capoeira as a living example of Brazilian folklore and culture.
Randy Brathwaite started training Capoeira in 2000 in Bloomfield, N.J. with Mestre Glauber of AU Capoeira. In 2006 he instructed for Parks Theatre in Union City, N.J with the supervision of his Mestre. He is currently teaching for The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey in Montclair & Newark as well as running his own Capoeira studio in Jersey City.
Professor Pele began training Capoeira in 2003 with Contramestre Gaivota. He began teaching for the Afro-Brazilian Cultural Center in Afterschool programs in Newark in 2007. He is currently a full time Capoeira teacher at the Center and responsible for the Capoeira Club at Columbia University.
Professor Carrapeta joined the teaching staff in 2014. He brings with him his love of Capoeira from his native Brazil. Growing up in Amazonas , he has spent his life training Capoeira. He moved to Kingston Jamaica where he grew his Academy until moving to NYC. Currently he teaches classes in NY & NJ for ABCCNJ.
Deborah Ovalles has set goals to educate, engage, and express creativity and well-being through dance and fitness. She has been a dance educator for over 8 years, group exercise instructor and personal trainer for 4 years. She holds a B.A. in Exercise Science with a specialty in Kinesiology. She has done many performances throughout NJ. She has received multiple recognitions and awards for her dance chorography and student performances. She is available for performances and for chorography for special events. As a mother she understands the value of creativity for children and knows dance is one of the many great outlets a child can encounter. Dance is an undying passion that one can always learn a thing or two.Jennifer deLorenzi is a New Jersey native and Zumba instructor. She has 10 years of training in various styles such as West African, Hip-hop Salsa, and Masala Bhangra. Jennifer is AFFA certified fitness instructor, and mother of two little girls. She is happy to offer Zumba, a fitness dance program based on international rhythms.
Come and join the party and try one of my fun, Zumba classes. My classes cover a variety of rhythms like salsa, merengue, cumbia, bellydance, hip hop and more. I am a fun, energetic instructor - you will get a kick out of my classes. No dance training required, just a passion for dancing and having fun. I am available for private parties, functions, master classes and fundraisers.
One of the things I love about teaching ZUMBA is that although we all follow a basic formula, we each can show our own style and add our own flavor, therefore ZUMBA is truly for EVERYONE. There is a class for every person, every taste, and every level. I can honestly say that I am doing what I was called to do. Not only am I able to do what I love as my job, but the ZUMBA family is truly the best working colleagues anyone could ask for.
Debbie McCabe is a AAAI certified fitness instructor since 1990 , an ACE certified personal trainer since 1998, pole dance instructor since 2007 and a IIN Certified Health Coach since 2013. ( debiemccabehealthcoach.com)
She has had a love for dance, fitness, and wellness her entire life. She teaches pole and exotic dance classes to every day women so they gain confidence, celebrate their femininity, and unleash their inner goddesses. Since not everyone has a pole at home "Floor Play" was developed so all ladies can join in this empowering art and spiritual practice using the floors and walls...we all have these at home!
Iliyana Schaaf (Ilieva) was born in Bulgaria, where she started training and competing in Ballroom and Latin dance at age of 9. In 1995 she became Bulgarian National Champion in Latin “A -category” and was placed 3rd in Bulgarian National 10 Dance Championships. From 1999 Iliyana is teaching and competing successfully in the US. With her former partner Tony Dovolany (known from the ABC show “ Dancing with the stars”) they became finalists at the US Open Championships in the professional American Rhythm category. In 2010 Zumba became an important part of her life and in 2013 Iliyana started teaching her own classes.
Marjorie Scott - Her love for teaching Zumba classes is clear to see .The reason is simple. Every class feels like a party. Come join her and
you'll see what we mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow the lead, it's easy! Come try it, we
guarantee you will have blast! We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.