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Qualifications: Zumba dancer, fitness expert and Education Specialist (ZES).
Personal History: In 2002, Gina took her first Zumba class in order to get back in shape after having her third child—and was hooked immediately. Today, the mother of four values the exhilarating and effective workout that Zumba classes provide her en route to a career traveling the world as a Zumba Education Specialist (ZES).
A professional dancer and choreographer by training, Grant has more than 15 years of dance and fitness experience. She is a master of various genres—including tap, jazz, hip-hop, Hawaiian, Tahitian and musical theatre—and a former dancer/choreographer for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers. She put her dance background to good use to co-create the Zumba Kids program (formerly known as Zumbatomic), a unique fitness program that adapts the Zumba philosophy to the physiology and abilities of young children.
Grant has been recognized by worldwide media as a leading fitness expert, gracing magazine covers internationally, presenting on NBC’s “Today” show, CBS’ “Early Show,” “Extra” and “Access Hollywood”—and has made special appearances on stage with major recording artists that include Pitbull, Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, Daddy Yankee, Paulina Rubio, Claudia Leitte, Dahrio Wonder and J. Perry to name a few. Most recently, Gina shared the stage with internationally renowned DJ Lil Jon in the first- ever Zumba Nightclub Series, which sold out night, clubs across the East Coast. Grant also made a cameo in Daddy Yankee’s music video for his chart-topping hit “Limbo.”
Gina resides in Portland, Ore., and travels the world for Zumba to share her vision and expertise with a broad audience of dance and fitness enthusiasts.