Instructors

4768 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014


INSTRUCTORS

IMG_0801Amy Madrigal |POUND

I live, dream and eat fitness everyday! I fell in love with fitness at 17 years old. At this point in my life I get to share my passion with others who have the aspiration to become a better stronger version of themselves. I have three beautiful daughters and I am engaged to the man of my dreams. Although balancing family and a career may be tough at times, I strongly believe that finding time for yourself and your health is very important. Inspire you family and friends, lead by example!! You are worth the effort you put in!!

Veronica ‘KIT’ Goodnight |Hoop Dance 

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A trained, dedicated and world renowned circus performer with a wide range of skills and abilities, KiT~ is an internationally acclaimed Hula Hoop Dancer and Fire Performer. She is 2008’s Fire Hooper of the Year and well known in the TV/Movie world. She has worked with such names as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, TPain, Ludacris, Jessica Biel, and appeared on CSI NY, Budweiser Superbowl commercial, & the Jimmy Kimmel show.

KiT~ is an inspiration in both the fire spinning and hula hoop dancing communities as both an educator and performer. Most recognized within the company of Zen Arts, her inspiring performances and workshops will captivate any audience.

laurenLauren Rozzano |Country Line Dancing 

Howdy y’all! My name is Lauren and I am so excited to be your new Line Dance Instructor at The Studio. I have been country dancing for 5 years with West Coast Country Heat line dance team. We have danced in many parades around Washington State and performed at the Evergreen State Fair for concerts such as Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys, Hunter Hayes, Old Dominion, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann and many more! I love getting out on the dance floor with my friends and just having a good time. I have a lot of energy and enjoy instructing people in my passion of dance. When you dance, your worries melt away and you can just have fun with the music. My goal is to make sure everyone is having a good time while learning how to kick their boots up to new country music along with the old classics. Come out and join me for some good ol’ down home dancing!

Heather Ballew | Pio Spinning

heatherHeather has been spinning poi for eight years as a member of the performance troupe DragonSteps. Over the years she has taught many beginning spinners. She is looking forward to introducing the flow arts to new people.

Diego Baccino & Abby Croteau | Tango

abbydiegoDiego Baccino and Abby Croteau began their tango education eight years ago in Montevideo, Uruguay –  the lesser known birthplace of tango music and dance. Diego and Abby were fortunate to spend eight months learning “tango de salon” at one of the last traditional tanguerias in the region. Since then, they have continued learning with various world renown dancers in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Seattle, and Montana. Diego and Abby taught Argentine tango for three years at the Downtown Dance Collective in Missoula, MT – where they built a tango community to include various levels of classes and monthly social dances. Diego and Abby offer an authentic tango experience with dance instruction and cultural background.  Now living in Carnation, Abby and Diego look forward to sharing tango with the Snoqualmie Valley community.

Elle Macdonald | Be Bendy

elleElle Macdonald, is a creative certified yoga instructor and gymnastic coach.  She grew up in northern Idaho, and now lives locally in Carnation where she enjoys walking her dog, swimming in the Tolt river, and loves teaching yoga to the local community. Elle feels yoga is a wonderful, personal and unifying practice. Her main focus is to create a class around clients’ individual wants and needs. Whether that focus is destressing, flexibility, posture or toning. Take some time to focus on you and your body with her awesome Be Bendy class.

Lynn Parsley | Afro Belly Boogie/Belly Dance

lynnLynn Parsley is a lifelong dancer, having begun her ballet training at the age of 3. She has been a professional ballet, modern and jazz dancer and teacher from age 17, and began studying belly dance 14 years ago. As a professional middle eastern dance performer and teacher, she strives to bring historical and folkloric authenticity to her performances and into the classroom.

Lynn recently added the dance fitness workout called AfroBellyBoogie to her teaching repertoire, as it perfectly combines her love of folkloric dance with belly dance and fun, current danceable music. As a dancer and teacher Lynn ensures that body alignment and correct posture and muscles are used, to provide a safe and effective workout.

studio-face-shot-09Valerie Stewart| HIGH Fitness

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM. Group Fitness Instructor, Ballet Instructor Certified in the ABT National Curriculum Levels pre-3, BASI Pilates trained, HIGH Fitness Certified, Turbo Kick Certified and Bootcamp Instructor, as well as many more group fitness certificates.

Small town life — I love it!  I am locally grown, born in Salem Oregon and transplanted to Woodinville Washington at age 5.  As a little girl I loved dancing, singing and joining in on things to fill passions and help others. I always raised my hand to join in! I danced Ballet and Jazz for over 15 years. After high school my continuing studies brought me to the University of Washington with a BA in Liberal Studies, American Ballet Theater – NYC for Ballet Instructor training, National Academy of Sports Medicine for Personal Training as well as many other fitness certifications.  I have been living in Duvall, married with children, for 17 years.  This valley encompasses everything great about small town life; artists, small businesses, close-knit community, great stories and people wanting to make a difference and help their neighbors.

I am excited to bring classes to The Studio in Carnation – starting with HIGH Fitness on Wednesday at 9:30 am and Friday at 6:30 am. I started teaching and training almost 9 years ago after recovering from an injury. I have worked with many in the community through Group Fitness Management and Personal Training at a local gym. I am currently learning about women, hormones and the aging body through IDEA Fit as well as expanding my expertise in a Non Profit Management Certificate program at the UW.  I want to marry my love of fitness and passion for helping others to make a positive difference in our community. My goals are to help my clients gain strength, promote body awareness and self-confidence; help them reach goals and release whatever’s holding them back. I am excited to be at The Studio in Carnation and part of the wonderful wellness family in our valley.  You can find out more at my website www.small-town-fitness.com

Uliani Kealoha Chung- HOT HULA Fitness

img_9052Island Girl-That’s what I am! I am a certified HOT HULA fitness instructor originally from the island of Oahu in Hawaii where I was born and raised. I currently live in Snohomish, and I have been teaching HOT HULA fitness since it was introduced to Washington state in 2012. I enjoy hula dancing and Polynesian culture as it has been a major influence in my upbringing and life experience in Hawaii. I continue to maintain my connection to hula and culture through my participation as a hula dancer with Hokulani’s Hula Studio and outrigger canoe paddling with Hui Wa’a O Puget Sound in Everett. HOT HULA fitness is the perfect combination of my love for Polynesian culture and fitness. I am excited to share HOT HULA fitness with everyone at The Studio.

Headshot v2Sharon Varos| Dancing Your Whole Being 

Sharon Varosh has a wide range of teaching and performing experience in ballet, classic modern* and Kathak (a north Indian classical form.)  She has danced professionally with four different dance companies, as well as working with independent choreographers of international stature, such as Eiko & Koma, Tandy Beal and Bill Evans.  She has been teaching dance for 52 years, including 24 years on the faculty of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and 5 years at the University of MN, and was the School Director at the Nancy Hauser Dance School in Minneapolis.  She also sat on arts panels for the Metropolitan Arts Council in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Dance Alliance and Colorado Dance Alliance.

Chelsey Roberson | Owner-Personal Trainer 

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I am absolutely thrilled to bring my vision of dance and dance fitness into our community and the Snoqualmie Valley. Born and raised in Cheyenne, WY my love for dance began at the age of 4. I participated in the usual children’s dance classes such as ballet, tap and jazz until about age 8 where my competitive nature came alive and I fell in love with sports. I have been an athlete in one way or another my whole life but I never quit dancing. About 5 years ago I reintegrated back into the dance world. My little girl dreams of being a choreographer (back then it was for stars like Britney Spears HAHA) erupted once again. Over the past few years I have been certified in a handful of dance formats and acquired my personal training license. I still cannot believe where this journey has taken me today, to owning and operating my very own studio!

My true passion lies in helping others reach their full potential and helping my clients find out all they are capable of. One of the greatest joys of my job is when someone tells me that I have changed their life, in one way or another, big or small. I strive to make people’s days better by bringing positive energy, thorough knowledge, and preparation to my classes.  I do this for the smiles, the laughs and the confidence I see build through the people I work with. I do this knowing I can help someone overcome an injury or a medical set back. I do this because I love to connect with others on a deeper more intimate level. When you feel the most vulnerable and naked I am there not to judge but to open your eyes to your true beauty and strength. I do this to inspire others to be silly, have fun and be real. I do this because this is what I was born to do and who I am meant to be. I cannot wait to help you change your life through the power of dance and fitness!!!