Jennifer Benavidez: Jive June
Born in the US, her Mexican heritage has given her dancing rico sabor (good flavour). She discovered ballroom dancing in 1992 while studying at the University of Texas at Austin. Jennifer’s hips made her focus more on the Latin dances and then she discovered SALSA. Her salsa dancing, performing and teaching took her on lovely travels to LA, NY, Puerto Rico, London, Chicago, Israel, Berlin, Prague, Houston, and Casablanca. Not long after graduation, she was recruited to teach in Amsterdam where she co-owned one of the top salsa schools in Holland for over 8 years.
Jennifer qualified with Zumba creator Beto Perez in 2009. Zumba allowed her to combine her knowledge of different dance styles into an exciting, calorie burning class. By focusing on the charity side of Zumba, she has given back to the community by organizing and teaching at several Zumbathons around the UK. She is qualified to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and ZumbAtomic.
Jennifer’s Degree in Communications/Journalism was a great asset when she became one of the organizers of the Amsterdam International Salsa Festival. Currently, based near London, she teaches with Latin Dance Academy and is the lead choreographer for Incognito Dance Company.
Always interested in a challenge, she has won several dance competitions in Holland, Germany and Texas. Her competition experience has lead to her judging numerous competitions in the UK and Europe. Under her expert eye, you will be guided, in a non-judgmental manner, to bring out the best dancer in you!
Jennifer hosts Jive June 2019
Availability: June 18th – June 30th, 2019