Lou hails from Manchester, England where she trained in dance from age 2. After becoming a BATD Stage Dance Associate and completing her H.N.D in Performance Arts, she went on to enjoy a fulfilling 15 year career as a professional dancer, singer and choreographer for reputable companies such as Paul Hammond, Cunard, Sol Verde Cabaret, Carnival, BASA and Princess Cruise Lines. When Lou retired to have a family in Canada, she quickly realised the necessity of keeping fitness in her life and when she discovered Zumba® it was life changing. Bringing her Latin and Caribbean work experience together with her dance choreography: she creates a fun and energetic class, filled with current rhythms and classic hits. A Licensed Zumba® and Zumba® Gold Instructor since 2011, Lou is continuously training in new techniques like Alixa Flexibility and Acrobatic Arts, because seeing her students achieve success, health and happiness has brought more joy than she could ever have imagined.