We have a dynamic roster of instructors to offer a wide variety of classes, available as group, semi-private or private lessons.

Ashleigh Duquette Ashleigh Duquette Adult: Zumba®

Ashleigh comes to us from Body Wellness in Boca. Ever since she can remember she has loved movement of every kind. From gymnastics to dance to cheerleading, she has always loved being able to feel the rhythm and move with the beat. From the very first Zumba® class, she fell in love with the Latin moves it incorporates. She loves to teach others to be confident in who they are and to feel the power and strength while getting a full body workout.

Darling Restrepo Darling Restrepo Adult: Belly Dance Beats

Beginning her belly dance journey at 15 years old, Darling’s interest in the art was sparked out of a fascination and exposure to Middle Eastern culture. This captivation has been the driving force behind her pursuance of belly dance and the Arabic language. From performances at quinceañera parties to exclusive venues such as Miami Zoo’s Annual Feast with the Beasts, Virginia’s Rakstar, and Art Basel, Darling has gained a wide variety of experiences dancing in South Florida. She has also had the opportunity to study alongside countless belly dance professionals including Sadie, Nathalie, Bozhenka, Portia, and Yousry Sharif. As a result of such diverse instruction, her style developed into a modern Egyptian fusion with a classical foundation and contemporary influences.

David Sepeda David Sepeda Kids & Teens: Breakdance

David Sepeda comes to Yello with glowing recommendations of his work as a professional Breakdancer and Breakdance instructor. He has a ten-year record of competing and judging throughout the United States. Notably, his experience includes multiple seasons performing on the N.B.A. Chicago Bulls breakdance team, the “Breakabulls”, based in Chicago. With the Breakabulls, David performed for audiences of more than 25,000 people in the United Center and to millions more watching nationally televised games.

David has choreographed and danced in films and music videos. He has extensive experience working with youth, teaching breakdancing and choreographing in private settings and for public competitions. Additional performing experience includes having danced with breakdance teams in private clubs such as La Quebrada and Tumbao, both in IL, and for large corporate conferences in Chicago’s Sheraton Grand. David’s references give him considerable praise such as “He’s great, wonderful, very nice, you can trust him”, and “…wonderful, always on time, very good job, no hesitation in recommending him!”

Mahela Pitti Mahela Pitti Adult: Yoga Hatha 1

Mahela is a motivated and passionate certified yoga instructor. She is trained and certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle Yoga. Through the yoga postures and breathing techniques, she leads students to a deeper level of physical fitness and a deeper connection to their mind, body and spirit for an overall healthier life; and, as each class progresses, Mahela creates a welcoming environment for all students. Mahela holds an Associates in Arts from Florida National University. She received her yoga teacher certification from Om Joyful Yoga and she is a certified Reiki Therapist with 1st and 2nd degrees from Reiki Insights.

Marie Patterson Marie Patterson Ages 3-5: Tiny Tots, Kids & Teens: Lyrical, Kids & Teens: Hip Hop 2, Adult: Hip Hop and Ages 3-5: Hip Hoppers

Marie, a seasoned musical theatre teacher based in Fort Lauderdale has the heart not only to teach, but to encourage children to fall in love with dance. Marie began her journey at the Ballet Elite Dance Studio and steadily advanced her career with Joy Deco Enterprises, Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet, as well as legendary dance crews, Epidemik and Ur4ia. Above all, Marie aspires to teach children how to love dance by making it as fun, fascinating and educational as possible!

Vanessa Padilla Vanessa Padilla Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6), Kids & Teens: Beginner Ballet (Ages 7 and up) and Adult: Beginner Ballet

Originally from Puerto Rico, Vanessa began training at the age of 7. Over the years she furthered her fine arts talents by becoming a principal dancer and performer, as well as having studied Pedagogy, Methodology and Choreography. Vanessa professionally performed as Chorus lead and soloist in several Classical Ballets, which include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Graduation Ball, and Les Sylphides to name a few. In addition to performing, she founded a ballet and dance school where she choreographed, instructed and produced recital productions.

Wendy Morgan Wendy Morgan Kids & Teens: Hip Hop 1 and Kids & Teens: Hip Hop 2

Wendy has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been fulfilling her passion through her 10-plus years of teaching ballet, tap, hip hop, cheerleading, line dancing and tumbling for ages 2 - adult. Her teaching experience began with her role as head coach for the Northeast Rebels cheerleading squad and she continued on to teaching for America’s Leaders Dance and Cheerleading programs, Joy Deco Enterprises, numerous line dancing venues throughout Broward County and now Yello! Wendy is delighted to be able to say that through teaching she’s been able to fulfill her vision and she absolutely enjoys being able to share her love of dance with her students while also having fun!

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