Zumba Dance Instructor @ OTSFM
Zumba Dance Instructor @ OTSFM

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Samba Dance Teacher @ EEDS
Samba Dance Teacher @ EEDS

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Evolution of Chi-Caribena Dance
Evolution of Chi-Caribena Dance

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Zumba Dance Instructor @ OTSFM
Zumba Dance Instructor @ OTSFM

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The Dreamer

As a child, Diane always loved the arts. Although the finances were not set for her to take dance classes to feed her gifts, Diane's mother, Concepcion,  found a way to pull her talent out of her in a more nurturing way. Diane would always be surrounded by music and dance as she learned basic Latin dances from her mother. She also taught a younger Diane how to hand sew and use a sewing machine before she was 10 years old.

 

Fast forward to the year 2002, Diane would finally get an opportunity to learn how to dance and would start making her own costumes. Diane has taken her gift to great heights but also understands the importance of giving back to the community. Alongside assisting in fundraisers with her performances, Diane has taken on a heartfelt and patient act of teaching. 

 

Throughout her travels, she's visited many parts of the Caribbean and learned about the evolution of carnival and it's history. This information was so vital to her that she shares her knowledge with different dance/costume workshops, schools, and universities throughout the United States and beyond. 

 

"if I can't have children of my own, I will simply be a mother to the world."      

 

-Sirene De Paradis