Hi, I’m Mariel! I've loved to dance ever since I was a little kid! I was a cheerleader in high school and on the dance team/pompon squad in college. I've taken group fitness classes since I was 14 (and that's a LONG time). I took my first Zumba® class in May 2008. I fell in love with it, and became licensed to teach in July 2011. Since then I've also received my Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, Kids & Kids Jr Zumba®, and STRONG by Zumba® licenses. I'm happiest when I'm on the dance floor and sharing Zumba® with others!