Ms. Cari

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Ms. Cari da RAGE is a Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer & Performing Artist from Chicago. Mommy of 2 incredibly powerful young ladies & is engaged to a resilient woman. She is patiently anticipating celebrating her 20 years of teaching dance & fitness in 2023! Ms. Cari is proud to be the Founder • Artistic Director of Graffiti Rhythms LLC. 

The Chicago native founded Graffiti Rhythms in 2010 with the intention to make Dance & Fitness fun and attainable for everyone. When she is not in class, she is cooking with her family, doing community service with Team Beautiful Project or choreographing & dancing for several local musicians! She specializes in Hip Hop, but has experience in many traditional dance techniques including Ballet, Contemporary, Latin, West African, House & more.

Cari da RAGE is currently certified in Zumba Fitness, STRONG by Zumba, Group Fitness and CPR/First Aid.

She’s excited to continue her journey as an Artist in Residence at The Joy Room Chicago; there, her Graffiti Rhythms Kids/Teens dance program is excelling in the cozy eclectic flex-space. She's also a proud Fitness Instructor at LevelUp Health & Fitness studio in Niles, IL. She's a huge daydreamer that loves what she does & does what she loves.  

 

”At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” ~Frida Khalo

Clarybelle

Clarybelle Camacho is a Chicago teaching artist, wife, mother, fitness instructor, and community leader; with a passion to give and be involved in the community. Clarybelle has been a vibrant part in the fitness industry. Growing up she was involved in sports and Latin dancing, and today she continues to make health & fitness a lifestyle. Throughout her life she has dedicated her time to inspiring and connecting with women. Clarybelle proudly became a certified Fitness Instructor 3 years ago. She wants her clients  to set goals, push themselves and feel confident about who they are. Clarybelle truly believes in a healthy mind, body, and soul. Check out her Boot Camp Beats Classes with free weights and great music; to challenge your endurance and strength.

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Nana

Nana Sahagun is a university of Illinois Graduate with a BA in Fine Arts: Focus in Communication and Psychology. There, she also minored in Graphic design. Nana has been teaching dance fitness for 4 years now and is certified in two styles of dance: Zumba and MixxedFit. Her creative background consists of a wide variety of artistry such as painting, sketching, DIY projects (and more). She runs a small Arts & Crafts business called, “Décor Galore by Nana” @decorgalorebynana in which she sells her creative/artistic services. Her dance background ranges from early childhood pom squads and dance teams, to being captain of her college dance team for 3 years, musical theater dance and now dancing, performing and teaching all over the city of Chicago. She recently completed her first Summer dance fitness gig with Navy Pier – a program called Rush Hour Fitness sponsored by LifeWay. Due to her Theater & Dance background, Nana has fallen in love with Dance Fitness as a form of self-expression. She exudes passion while teaching and finds it as a source of mental & emotional healing. Her style of dance is all about how it makes you feel - It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, an overall calorie-burning Dance party! Her classes allow everyone to find  joy in working out and advances you to a better, healthier, YOU! Nana is also a loving Cat mama to Dr. Grey & Ginger. In addition to dancing, Nana has a career in Accounting; working in the Finance Department at her Private Equity firm in downtown, Chicago.

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