As a Cuban-born girl from a family of professional Rhumba and Mambo dancers, Maria Gutierrez knows the power of music and dance. Her passion is sharing it with everyBODY! Maria became a dance instructor over 25 years ago and LOVES helping people find joy through music/dance. Teaching dance fitness 15 years ago, she realized how terrified people are to move their own bodies and researched ways to help students relax and actually enjoy the process. She found GROOVE by Nike Elite Instructor, Misty Tripoli of the World GROOVE Movement, and joined its mission of elevating consciousness through free-flowing expressive movement.