Hello! I'm Donna, one of the UK Zumba® Education Specialists (ZES) and I live in Edinburgh, Bonnie Scotland, where I was born! I trained as a gymnast from a young age, taking up coaching as a teenager, as well as circus and performing arts. At 18, I moved to London pursuing a career in Musical & Physical Theatre. After many years living & working in The Big Smoke, I was lucky enough to gain visa sponsorship with a talent manager and hopped over the pond to LA for a few years, where, in my last 2 weeks, I discover Zumba® Fitness & was immediately hooked!
I decided after many years away from home, I fancied a spell back in my homeland, so started the very first Zumba® classes in 2008, initially between performing contracts, but as the classes boomed and I was offered the position of ZES in Summer 2009, the performing took a back seat & I joined the Education Team and am fortunate to travel the world representing the Zumba® brand as an educator and presenter for various events including conventions, conferences, fitness concerts, online, DVDs & more!
I teach Instructor Training workshops in Zumba Basic 1, Basic 2, Pro Skills & Sentao, as well as delivering masterclasses & presenting at events. Please get in touch if you'd like to host, wherever you are in the world, I'dd love to come and boogie with you.
I also run a wellness company The Soul Works, whose mission is to inspire & empower people to live their highest vision & unleash their personal power through various workshops, classes, writings, special projects & campaigns! Pop along for a browse :) www.rebelsoul.life and check out my site www.donnagiffen.com for all music, acting & voiceover gigs, books & clothing.