is a professionally trained ballet dancer and was employed as such for many years. She is currently the director of San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy. Kellie discovered Zumba in 2009 and instantly fell in love with it! Not only was it a fun class, but it attracted people from all walks of life and of all levels and ages. It is dancing for FUN with the added bonus of keeping fit! As a dance educator, her goal has been to share the benefits of dance and to make it a rewarding experience. She feels that by being a ZUMBA fitness instructor she can share the beauty and joy of DANCING with even more people....some who may have never even stepped foot into a dance studio if it wasn't for ZUMBA fitness program. Kellie's husband is from El Salvador and together they enjoy bringing the Latin culture, music, and dance into the life of their young son who also enjoys doing ZUMBAtomic. She wishes everyone good health and happiness, and by opening the doors of SFYBA to SF Dance Fitness she hopes to share her passion for dance with as many people as possible.
grew up in El Salvador and is a professionally trained dancer. After immigrating to the United States she discovered ZUMBA fitness. ZUMBA allows her to share the best Latin music and dance moves as they LEARN MERENGUE, CUMBIA , BACHATA REGGAETON AND LATINO POP. She enjoys that ZUMBA also helps people LOSE WEIGHT , REDUCE STRESS AND EXERCISE WHILE HAVING FUN all with NO dance experience. Claudia is certified in all the ZUMBA specialties. Claudia is one of the most popular and sought after ZUMBA instructors in San Francisco. She has worked with hundreds of students through public health programs offering classes at SF City Hall, SFMTA and SFO Airport.
grew up in San Diego and trained in various styles of dance. Her philosophy is life isn’t about perfection; it’s about progress. The progress of growing and turning challenges into learning opportunities and being empowered by what one does. For Jackie, this progress was rekindled when she resumed her active lifestyle. She began working at a women’s fitness center in her Outer Sunset neighborhood. Before long she was teaching circuit classes and managing the gym. She discovered Zumba Fitness and was hooked. Jackie instantly fell in love with the music and knew this is what she was looking for. It allowed her to put her dance experience to use in a fitness environment…only with more fun, passion and sweat. Jackie is an Official Zumba® Fitness Instructor with licenses to instruct Zumba® Basic 1, Zumba® Basic 2, and Zumba® Gold. She is a member of the ZIN™ (Zumba Instructor Network) and has led Zumba® Fitness classes since 2007