Instructors

Trina Robinson-Kemie

Founder and Owner of the Rock Star Dance & Fitness Brand, Dance and Fitness has always been a part of Trina's life. Trina studied performing arts & theater at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA where she received her Bachelors of Performing Arts Degree with a concentration in Dance Choreography, Dance History, Kinesiology and Anatomy. She wen on to study at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater School where she studied dance techniques such as Classical Ballet, Dunham, Graham, Horton, Limon' and many more.

Jerod Williams
Instructor: U-Jam Fitness

Jerod Williams

In addition to being certified in both Latin Jam Workout and Zumba, he is a certified instructor and Coach for an urban-based, world beats fitness program based out of Northern California that’s growing across the nation called U-Jam Fitness. In addition to his fitness resume, he’s also a published author, screenwriter, a freelance journalist for two online magazine and a legal assistant.

Natalie Cotrell
Instructor- Zumba

Natalie Cotrell

Natalie Faith Cottrell began dancing at the age of 4 studying classical ballet in El Paso, Texas. She has experience as a volunteer in children's ministry for 11 years dancing, singing and acting. After high school, she relocated to Los Angeles to receive her BFA in Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She met Marisa Schor who inspired her to teach Zumba. Natalie has her certification as a licensed Zumba instructor/ZIN member. She has a passion for Zumba dancing and believes that you do not have to be a professional dancer to enjoy dancing and having fun! Natalie is also a babysitter, enjoys coloring & baking!

Mandy Williams
Instructor-Bollywood

Mandy Williams

Mandy was born in Essex, England and spent her childhood in dance classes and competing in dance festivals. She attended the prestigious Italia Conti Academy for Performing Arts College in London and upon completion began traveling the world as a dancer. Her travels eventually brought her out to Orlando Florida where she performed for Disney, Universal and many different theater's and special events.
In 2006 she decided to come to LA where she continues to perform live, also teach dance, narrate audio books and sing and play bass in her band. Her passion for performing comes across in her classes and she's thrilled to have the opportunity to share this passion with her students of all ages

Joe Chaplin

Joe was born in London and started dancing and training at the age of 15 at the prestigious Pineapple Studios (London). From 18 to 22, Joe was chosen for a selective dance troupe performing at events such as Top of the Pops, Blue Peter, The Mobo Awards with artists Neyo, T-pain and Amy Winehouse, MTV’s My Sweet Sixteen with Sean Kingston, and many other projects. Not only did he gain experience teaching privately all over London, he had the rare opportunity to travel to the centre of the Mediterranean to the small island of Malta to teach at their top ranked...

Dario Sanchez

Dario Sanchez is from Santa Clarita and has been a CPR certified ZIN instructor since July 2012. Dario took salsa and Zumba classes starting in late 2010 with various instructors at dance studios and LA Fitness locations in Northridge and Santa Clarita before deciding to become an instructor. Music and dancing have always been favorite hobbies of Dario’s. For any new student that comes to class, Dario always repeats a phrase that his salsa instructor would say to her students: “Fake n Shake.” You don’t have to have experience to take Dario’s class.

Courtney Briggs

Courtney Briggs’ journey in dance began at a young age, with a deep passion and a clear view of her future plans within the art of dance. She trained under a variety of instructors in Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. She was a member of Resilience, a pre-professional dance company, under the direction of Joey Hernandez, and trained extensively in a variety of dance styles while learning the business side of the industry. Courtney also found a love for choreography and seeing her work performed by other dancers.  In Courtney’s view, teaching and choreography are art forms that require...

Sanchoy Mahajan

Shanchoy has been teaching yoga for over 6 years with over 1,000 teaching hours under her belt and is currently studying at Loyola Marymount University to become a yoga therapist. Shanchoy teaches private, group and community classes to adults, kids, seniors, people with limited mobility and other specialty groups. She is passionate about using yoga and meditation to help empower people to move towards a state of health, well-being and joy!

Loriann Garcia

Loriann (Lori) Garcia hails from the East Cost and is an instructor and professional dancer based in Los Angeles. Lori has worked with artists such as Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Tyga, Lele Pons, and more. As an instructor, she teaches fundamentals, performance technique, and versatile movement through Hip-Hop and Salsa dance styles. Lori enjoys creating organic environments for students who want to feel comfortable exploring who they are and grow as dancers.

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