Laurie Salvaggio is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She started gymnastics at the age of nine at the Baton Rouge Gym Club. Laurie is a graduate of the University of Louisville where she attended on a full gymnastics scholarship. She was named Most Valueable Gymnast her Junior and Senior year. She was also top 20 in the nation for 4 years in the all around and 8th in the nation on balance beam. She was also captain of the dance team her Senior year. While training as a gymnast, she traveled to France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium. She has been certified to teach fitness and personal training in the areas of hip hop aerobics, mat pilates, step, kick boxing, and boot camp just to name a few. She has competed at the National and World levels in sprots aerobics, placing 1st in the Masters Division at Nationals and 8th in the Suzuki World Championship in Tokyo Japan.
Paula Eure is currently an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Bokwa Instructor, and has been a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor since 2007. She was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS and moved to Florence in 2003. Paula first discovered Zumba when she first starting working as a Group Exercise Instructor for Fitness Lady Health Clubs in the Pearl/Brandon area in 2004. Paula attended the Zumba Fitness Master Class which was lead by ZES's Jani Roberts and Tanya Beardsley. It was at the Master Class that Paula literally experienced love at first sight! Paula is now certified by the Interactive Trainers of America in Group Cycling and Group exercise & Aqua Aerobics. She also has certification in Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic, and Zumba Sentao. She has taught exercise programs and Zumba at the YMCA, Dance Unlimited, and Courthouse Fitness Center of Brandon.
Dancing since the age of six, Adrienne Joransen received her dance training in Atlanta, GA; Greenville, SC; and Jackson, MS; and performed in ballets that include Swan Lake, TheNutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, Petrouchka, and Coppelia. During high school, Adrienne was the primary ballet instructor at the Master's Academy of Athens, GA, and assisted classes at Broadway Arts Center near her home in Jefferson, GA. As a dance major at Belhaven University, Adrienne has danced with Belhaven University Dance Ensemble in Tunes, Tutus, and Turning Wheels and in the Belhaven University Music's production of the children's opera, The Pied Piper. She also appeared in Belhaven's production of Quest of the Designer, and most recently, she has toured with Belhaven University Dance Ministry Ensemble performing in works choreographed by Helen Tamiris and Valerie Henry. One of Adrienne's own choreographed pieces also toured with Belhaven University Dance Ministry Ensemble. She is currently choreographing a dance piece in collaboration with her ten year old sister to perform this fall in addition to choreographing a work in progress on the topic of prayer. This summer Adrienne will travel to Iceland with International Children's Outreach where she will teach at a children’s ministry camp at Astjorn. Adrienne is convinced of the endless capacity for self-expression that dance contains and loves to encourage it in her dance students.