Carol Ortiz was born and raised in Colombia (South America) from which she discovered her passion for dancing, and her interest in diversity and music around the world. She has a bachelor’s degree in Global Business and Public Policy and she loves culture and traditions, her journey in dancing reflects that interest. Music and dance are for her “the universal language”. She will give you a taste of Latin dances, and vibrant rhythms around the world, both modern and traditional. She has been Zumba Certified since 2006, and since then, she has been teaching many classes around the DMV area. Her motto is dance and smile “Team Dance for Life”. She also has been trained by NAFTA in group exercising, and is CPR certified. She creates a fitness experience, but without losing the dancing value. She believes in balance between body and mind. Therefore, dancing represents the perfect activity to bring out the best in one’s self, elements of joy, and passion will inspire the individual to SMILE and carry all that positivism in other aspects of life.You want to SMILE and Dance for Life!!! Join her journey and Zumba family!!!