Hello! I'm Rita Cohen, and I live in Virginia Beach, VA. I've been a ZIN™ Member since Jun 2009 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. I discovered this unique and fun format in 2008 and became a licensed instructor a little over a year later. A native of Accra, Ghana, I am so grateful to Zumba® Fitness for satisfying my love of different cultures through the incredible mix of rhythms and music that one can experience in a one hour class!
I've been dancing and singing since I can remember, and love being able to apply my performing arts background in my Zumba® classes. With a BA in Classical Music from the University of Virginia; and a Master of Music in Classical Voice Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, you will hear me sing at some point during class. I can't help but feel the music! A speaker of over 10 languages, including Spanish, I most likely will know the meaning of every song, as well.
Zumba® has brought me so much happiness - and fitness - and I can't wait to share that with you in class. See you on the dance floor!