Maria Ritzel

Co-Owner / Instructor

Maria-Ritzel-BW.jpgMaria has always had a love for dance. She started dancing at the age of five at Michelle Bushner's School of Dance where she studied tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. She coached cheerleading in her teenage years and performed in many High School musicals. When she went to college at Alfred University, she minored is Dance and choreographed many workshop pieces. After finishing college, Maria received her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Karate.

She began her fitness career teaching Aerobic Jazz, Hip Hop, and Latin Cardio classes at the Rochester Athletic Clubs. While teaching Latin Cardio, she realized how much she loved Latin dancing and decided to get her ZUMBA® license. She then started teaching ZUMBA® at the Jewish Community Center.

Along with her ZUMBA® license, Maria is also certified in ZUMBA Toning™, Zumbatomic™, & Turbo Kick®. Check out her website at