Debra holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Dean College. Debra was professionally trained through the certificate program at The Ailey School in NYC. Debra most recently was employed as the Dance Program Director for the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College where she also taught modern dance, directed productions, advised the Dance Team and choreographed the musical Hairspray. Prior to moving to Western, MA, Debra was the co-owner and artistic director of Art in Motion Dance Company in North Kingstown, RI. Throughout Debra’s career she has taught at many New England Dance schools, won high awards for her choreography in the competition circuit, worked with the RI arts learning network in the creation of the RI state dance proficiency protocols, choreographed for community theatre, performed on MTV, worked for the Ailey Camp NYC and managed the Capezio Dance shop on West 51st Street NYC. She has had the pleasure and privilege of working and dancing with some of the dance industries finest. Debra was a licensed massage therapist, Pound ™ and Piloxing® Instructor. She is licensed to teach many formats in the Zumba Fitness program but most enjoys teaching regular Zumba®
I fell in love with Zumba® five years ago when I started taking classes at Alegria. I decided to become an instructor when the new Strong by Zumba program came out. My passion in life is health and fitness. It is very rewarding to know I am helping others to achieve their fitness goals while having fun at the same time. I feel it is very important for people to incorporate healthy eating habits with their fitness goals to not only enhance wellness, but to lead a healthy active lifestyle and most importantly, to gain confidence and self esteem
Music, dance and intensity of fitness feeds the soul. Tracy spent most of her younger years dancing at a local studio for fun, participated on competitive teams and taught dance as well. She was lucky enough to be introduced to Zumba® a few years ago and her fitness journey began! She recently discovered a love for POUND™ & took the opportunity to learn more and become licensed to teach! POUND™takes her to a happy place, a temporary escape from the stressors of life! She plans to continue to seek out more opportunities for certifications in other fitness classes and can’t wait to share them with you! Tracy loves being surrounded by happy, smiling faces and best of all, working up a sweat. See y’all soon … Let’s POUND™!
Hello! I'm Grace Busto, and I live in Belchertown, MA. I've been a ZIN™ Member since Apr 2016 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Gold® Toning. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast!