Jacob | Zumba Instructor
Jacob started his dance career clogging at age seven. Some of his most memorable performances were on the steps of the Nation’s Capital in Washington DC and every summer at Dollywood. He also spent a great deal of time line dancing and two-stepping as a young country boy, which he still attempts to do at Charlie’s periodically!
In college, Jacob really exploded his short but sweet professional dance career. He minored in Dance at the University of South Carolina, where he focused in contemporary, jazz and ballet. After college, he performed with the Cangelosi Dance Project in South Carolina and also performed with the Infiniti Winterguard, where he was a featured soloist in 2001. Jacob also choreographed and taught movement for marching auxiliary winterguards for three years after college. Jacob has continued to keep dance in his life, at some capacity, throughout his adult life. It is his passion and his outlet to relieve all other stresses in the world.
Jacob discovered Zumba when he moved to Phoenix over 2.5 years ago and immediately fell in love! He has a passion for Latin music and loves dance fitness. He has been a licensed Zumba instructor since July 2012. “Every class is truly an exhilarating experience and there is nothing better than doing what you love most and getting a good workout at the same time,” he said. Jacob is so excited to be a part of the RA family and is looking forward to great energy and lots of smiles!