Instructors


Damion

DHA Instructor/Choreographer/Founder

San Diego, California

You have seen him on a number of dance videos rolling with Hype Fridays Promoters as a coming out Dancer. Now a prominent member of the infamous 2010 International Reggae And World Music Award (IRAWMA) nominee for best Dance crew, Black Blingaz and co-founder of STR8 FRAM YAAD.com. and DANCEHALL AEROBICS

As Black Blingaz’s best kept secret, Damion is the brain child behind dance moves like Walk About and Ekkle and Catch which was edited and perfected by the other members of the group, a norm for Blingaz for one to come up with a skeleton which is then vaned and skinned so in a collective body end process you get a more well featured dance move.

DmnDice is the creative director and choreographers of Str8 Fram Yaad Dance. A very highly motivated individual who fell in love with dancing at age 11yrs after watching “Bogle” the dance and Bogle the dancer a.k.a Mr. Wacky in a music video. It was history in the making from then. Practicing, editing and perfecting popular dance moves such as Bogle, Della Move, World a Dance just to name a few. After graduating Dinthill Technical Damion Was ready for the road. Hype Fridays promotions a.k.a Sherlock Family member Dean after seeing him dance at a work function in 2004, which then granted him easy acceptance to the now ever fresh ever clean group Black Blingaz, that are now well know for creating popular dance moves such as the “Ever Fresh Ever Clean” and “TEK WEH YO SELF”.

Besides creating popular dance moves he has also worked with various artist such as Mr.vegas, Voicemail and Beenie Man just to name a few. He as also participated in the “2008-10” International Reggae Awards Show” in association with Dancers Blvd, as lead performers along side Marlon Bling and Donna Ray. Dancehall Aerobics is now his main focus and expect to get nothing but original dancehall dance workout from him.

 

Slim Sexy

Choreographer/DHA Instructor

New York City

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Slim Sexy has been dancing dancehall since the age of 2. Slim also has a dance background in  hip hop, salsa, africa, modern, ballet and Laterical(praise). In 2008 Slim Sexy started dancing with Dancerz BLVD where she choreographed and performed in various shows such as IRAWMA Reggae cultural awards, BET’s 106 & Park , music videos and taught at schools, churches and participated in charities. She also had the opportunity to work with artist like Queen of the Dancehall “Lady Saw”, Gospel Artist “Yankee B”, King of the Dancehall “Beenie Man” and upcoming Artist “Show Time”, “Lady Keyz”  and “Smokey”.

Kemi

Choreographer/DHA Instructor

New York City

After graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in Linguistics and Business, Kemi moved to Central America to serve as a small business consultant with the United States Peace Corps. The time she spent abroad helping people ignited her passion for dance. While living in a village where dance was an integral part of life, Kemi was able to see how important it was to her life as well.

After nearly two years in Central America, Kemi returned to New York in order to pursue a career as a professional dancer. In addition to teaching.dancehall aerobics, she also trains as a contortionists.

Deidre’ aka “Dee”

Personal Trainer / DHA/Group Fitness Instructor

Melbourne, Florida

Originally from Illinois Dee moved to San Diego in 1989 where she got hooked on step classes at her gym. Admiring how these fitness instructors were able to teach, coach and motivate a group of people to come to class and push themselves to do their personal best every class inspired her to train to become an instructor. In 1996 Dee started working in the fitness field teaching step, cardio kickboxing and conditioning classes in several 24 Hour Fitness locations, teaching classes to guest on vacation at Loews Coronado Resort, and offering lunchtime classes to co-workers through her company’s Wellness Program.

Dee is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor, Body Pump® Instructor, Turbo Kick® Instructor and new Dancehall Aerobics® instructor who moved to Melbourne Florida 2004. Although she works a fulltime career aside from teaching fitness classes, is a wife and mother to 20 and 10 year old sons, she feels it’s important to make health and fitness a priority. Believing that to get moving and exercise is the first step in improving your health because our bodies need to be pushed, stretched and worked to function efficiently. But above all else, she feels that whatever fitness program you choose it should be fun, challenging and continually changing.

Phoenix

DHA Instructor/choreographer

Atlanta/NYC

Phoenix started off training & performing in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop all through school.  She has always been around Caribbean culture while growing up in the Maryland/DC area, and  loved everything about it. While in college Phoenix started off  dancing in the reggae clubs getting into the scene, studying the style, the music, and the moves.

In 2007, Jessica’s dance career was abruptly stopped by a car accident. After an extended hospital stay and full rehabilitation, She said goodbye to her home, moved to Atlanta, and was ready to take her dance career to the next level.

Only a few months of relocating, Phoenix had quickly made a name for herself, signing with a known talent agency and began performing, choreographing, and teaching locally and nationally. After a year in Atlanta, Phoenix was blessed travel as a performer with the Universoul Circus U.S. Tour 2009 & 2010 and KING MICHAEL Tour 20011, a tribute to Michael Jackson. After touring, she has continued to bring her energy to the dancehall scene & introduce it to the professional dance world she works in through Dance Workshops, performances, and choreography. At this time she began to build her FIYAH brand as Phoenix Fiyah and with her all female Dancehall Performance group, “Fiyah Squad”. In  her last year in Atlanta, she landed a role as Lead Female Dancer in America’s Got Talent Finalists ILUMINATE’s production at Six Flags and continues to perform with the company for corporate gigs nationally.

Phoenix  recently moved to NYC already picking up work as a dance instructor at several studios and is very excited to be a new Dancehall Aerobics instructor. With much experience under her belt, she is here to spread the FIYAH and love for dance and dance fitness.

Laneesha

Dancehall Aerobics Instructor, NYC

Originally from Georgetown, Guyana, Lanee B. has been dancing since the tender age of 4. Dancing is her passion and she is multi-talented in African, Praise, Ballet, Modern, and Dancehall. Lanee says “to me dancing is about the movements, how much you feel the song, and expressing yourself.” She is always looking for ways to perfect her craft and ignites her creative flame for dance by re-inventing dance moves. Lanee B. also choreograph dancehall routines for the Caribbean Student Organization annual spring fashion shows at SUNY New Paltz. Not afraid to try new dance moves, she is taking it to the dance floor for everyone to move to the rhythm of the beat and learn dancehall
moves while working out.

Rayvynne

Dancehall Aerobics Instructor NYC

Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Rayvynne’s passion for all things creative especially dance was born. As a child she watched and mimicked the movements of the Bele and chutney dancer.

Always looking for ways to improve her craft she enjoys learning other dance and fitness styles such as Middle Eastern Belly dancing, Hip Hop and Yoga.

Rayvynne enjoys seeing people “express” themselves through movement- the freedom  it brings ignites the soul, creativity and uninhibited happiness.
Wanna become Dancehall Aerobics instructor, please email Adina @ dancehallaerobics@gmail.com for further information.