Marie is the founder and owner of Fitness Meets Dance Studio. Marie has been dancing since the age of six, has a BS in Legal Studies with a Minor in Spanish and an MBA in International Finance. She holds various dance and fitness licenses and certifications and has been training in salsa since 2006. Marie has been teaching Zumba since 2010 in various local facilities and has been facilitating Zumba and salsa suelta meet-ups since April of 2012. Exposed to music and dance at a young age, Marie has dedicated her passion to exploring different cultures and art forms by traveling to many different countries, such as England, Italy, Spain and Cuba, she has had the opportunity to explore a wide array of dance forms and cultures. After studying and training in Cuban salsa and several other dance styles, she figured out how to combine her love for both fitness and dance. She now holds various dance and fitness licenses in Zumba® Fitness, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Sentao, as well as certifications inTurbo Kick®, Hip Hop HUSTLE™, AFAA Fuze-Craze™ Dance Drills & Skills and is a Beachbody®coach. Marie has worked at local gym facilities, teaching groups ranging anywhere from 30-75 people. She is also familiar with teaching in more intimate settings ranging from 2 to 10 people. As a well rounded dancer, Marie spreads awareness about different dance forms specifically that from the Caribbean countries such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and the like. Marie’s unbelievable passion and drive to share her knowledge and love for dance and fitness with everyone radiates throughout her classes. She continues to pursue her passion and love for dance and fitness more seriously by opening up Fitness Meets Dance Studio!