World Dance Workout Instructors
Sandy Pierani is an enthusiastic and dedicated fitness instructor. She has been teaching group fitness for over 15 years. Her passion is in W. African dance and other dance moves from around the world. She created her own class with a unique style and flare that stems from years of studying dance moves and music from other cultures. She also has extensive education and training in other more conventional fitness classes such as step aerobics, hi/lo impact, strength training, cardio kick-boxing, turbo kick, zumba and much, much more.
Sandy is also an occupational therapist and former dance performer for such troops as Like Water Drum and Dance, Sunkwa and Tree of Life Drum and Dance Society.
At a young age, Jaclyn Morrow was drawn to the arts and inspired by the everyday fitness of her parents. Jaclyn has followed many of her early etched paths. She is a multi emphasis teaching artist in theatre, art, dance, music. And has worked with many programs in TN and Southeast Michigan (such as the Ann Arbor Arts Center, Wild Swan Theatre, University Musical Society and YMCA), as well as organizing classes in Jamaica for a short time.
20 years ago, while studying Modern Dance, Jaclyn was introduced and quickly fell in love with West African Dance. Since that time, she has searched out opportunities to study, perform and teach dance of the African Diaspora. Jaclyn performed and traveled with Like Water Drum and Dance- from California to Guinea, West Africa. She has also performed and choreographed for World Dance Fusion companies such as the Tree of Life Drum and Dance Society and Tableau Cadre Movement Ensemble, as well as Modern Dance companies Blue Moves in Nashville TN, and the Movement Artists Guild in Ann Arbor Michigan.
9 years ago, Jaclyn became a Pure Barre instructor. She loved learning more about the mechanics of an efficient workout. And even though teaching adults terrified her at first- she discovered she was really good at this whole fitness instructor thing!
7 years ago, Jaclyn joined forces with Sandy Pierani to teach World Dance Workout. This workout is the perfect combination of her passions. She continues to study dance of the African Diaspora and beyond. Jaclyn humbly shares this dance fitness experience as a student herself in hopes of broadening minds and connecting through movement.