Meet Ms. Kim (Zumba Instructor)

Dancing has been a part of my life since early childhood and has continued into my adult life. I began teaching Zumba in August, 2018. I was inspired to become an instructor when a friend asked me to lead a fitness class at her fit camp. Since then I've fallen in love with teaching group fitness. I am passionate about encouraging people of all ages to reach their fitness goals in a fun and energizing way. I find it very rewarding to inspire and motivate others to keep pushing towards their goals. Being a Zumba instructor has also allowed me to expand my love of fitness and become a certified group fitness instructor.

I am also certified to teach Zumba Kids & Jr's, Strong Nation (by Zumba), MixxedFit and I teach an adult beginners sexy heels class. There's something for everyone to enjoy!

Fun fact about me: My birthday is on the 4th of July and since birth I was given the name “Sparkle”.

Meet Mr. Ryasheed (Hip-Hop Instructor)

Hi I’m Ryasheed! Do you love Dance ? I surely do. I have been dancing for 16 plus years, while gaining knowledge of various dance styles and sharing them throughout Baltimore City and County. I've had the opportunity to work with companies and teams like : Dance Baltimore, Volo Sports, and Culture Shock DC. Not only has dance helped me grow as the person I am today but I am here to share the love I have for dance with you!

Meet Ms. Kayla (Yoga Instructor)

Hey there, lovely souls! I'm Kayla, your friendly neighborhood yoga enthusiast! For the past couple of years, I've been diving headfirst into the magical world of yoga instruction, and let me tell you, it's been an absolute whirlwind of serenity and stretchiness! My classes are all about creating a safe and playful space where you can flow, breathe, and giggle. When I'm not striking poses on the mat, I am either doing photography, dancing, or traveling the globe experiencing new adventures and cultural delights. For me, yoga isn't just about striking the perfect pose – it's a holistic journey of mind, body, and spirit. You do not have to be a master level yogi, flexible as rubber, the perfect shape or able-bodied to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Take it from me, yoga is truly for everyone!

Meet Chomi (Yoga Instructor)

Hi I'm Chomi. I've been practicing yoga since 2013. I've received my teaching certification in 2023, and since then it has lead me to movement classes throughout Baltimore City. I'm currently a Mindful Movement Specialist at BCPS and am thrilled to share my knowledge and experience through WestWay&Co!

Meet Sokka (Ballet Instructor)

Hey everyone! I'm Sokka, one of the newest members of the WestWay team. Hailing from training at Therrell Smith School of Dance in Washington D.C., I've been immersed in the world of dance since I can remember. To me, dance isn't just steps—it's about finding your passion, letting loose, and embracing challenges with open arms.

In my classes, I strive to create an environment where you feel completely at home and ready to unleash your inner dancer. Because when you're comfortable, that's when the real magic happens!

Meet Karla (Zumba Instructor)

Karla Hurkett began dancing at the age of 6 years old. During her years as a dancer she trained in many styles including:Ballet,Jazz , Belly Dance, Ori Tahiti and Hawaiian Dance. Karla’s love for education started while she was helping her Ori Tahiti teacher. Since then she has pursued training opportunities to achieve mastery in dance and made the decision to share her passion and knowledge with others. Ms. Karla is currently a ZIN member and she enjoys teaching zumba. She recently received her Jump Star kids + kids jr certification by Zumba Fitness LLC. Karla continues to set new goals as a teacher in order to improve her skills and techniques. She always aim to create an environment where dancers feel free to express themselves and connect with others. She likes to empower the community through dance and she cares for all her students. Karla looks forward to bringing her love for dance and teaching to the studio this year.

Meet Donna (Zumba Instructor)

Welcome to the vibrant world of dance! I'm Donna Tudela, a dynamic Zumba instructor with over 11 years of passion & dedication to the Zumba community. Originally from the Philippines, I've spread the joy of dance throughout the Bay Area in California, across the islands of Hawaii & the charming streets of MD. For the past 10 months, I've had the privilege of leading exhilarating Zumba classes, where my mission is simple: to spread happiness and ensure everyone's having a blast on the dance floor! With an energetic & upbeat personality, I thrive on creating an atmosphere where smiles are contagious & worries are left at the door. Certified in various Zumba specialties including Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Kids Zumba, Kids Jr, Strong Nation by Zumba, Aqua Zumba, and Aqua Fit, I bring a wealth of expertise & excitement to every session. Whether it's a high-energy Zumba Fitness class or a fun-filled Kids Zumba session, I'm committed to making fitness enjoyable for all ages & skills!