Meet the Bellez

Stephanie Escobedo

Stephanie Escobedo

Owner / Founder/ Instructor

Stephanie Escobedo is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in teaching dance. After graduating in 2009, she discovered her love for teaching fitness classes. Stephanie specializes in teaching women group fitness, holding certifications in Zumba, Aqua Zumba and Fluidity Barre. In 2009, she also founded her modern dance company Through the Body and continues to create work with her company, independently producing yearly performances.

Stephanie’s fitness beliefs consist of working with your body, not against it. Stephanie focuses on using your own body weight to strengthen, lengthen and tone the body. In her classes, form is most important and maintaining proper alignment and preventing injury is her top priority. Stephanie wants her students to learn something new every time they come to class.

Janette Mascarinas

Janette Mascarinas

Girls Got Rhythm

Fitness has always been an important part of Janette’s life and always will be; whether cardio, strength training, boxing, dance or any other activity that makes her stay fit. Janette became a fitness instructor at a very early age.  Five years ago, she stumbled upon Zumba and fell in love with it – so much so that she was inspired to get certified. In her classes, Janette aims to inspire others to stay healthy and motivated by providing a high-energy dance class, with safety techniques while having a blast at the same time! If you’re up for an activity that incorporates fun, join Janette for Girls Got Rhythm!
Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh

TTB Core/Girls Got Rhythm

Katie’s love for dance and fitness started at an early age. Katie has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap and hip hop. Katie was president of her college dance team, 3Spot. During class, Katie strives to create a safe place for her students to have fun, express themselves, work off steam, and focus on accomplishing their goals.

Amelia Sargent

Amelia Sargent

Vixen Choreo/Motley Mash up

Amelia is a lifelong performer, competitive dancer and athlete. She danced professionally as a Chicago Luvabull for four seasons and now dances commercially for TV and film. She founded her own dance fitness and entertainment company in 2019 here in Chicago, focusing on helping dance teams and brides improve their confidence. She leads with an infectiously positive attitude, and will make a positive difference in your life.

Evie Olson

Girls Got Rhythm/Vixen Choreo

Evie began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown of Robbinsdale, Minnesota. She danced competitively with Kay Marie and Carol’s School of Dance & with her highschool dance team the Knightettes. Evie continued to dance in college at the University of St. Thomas, & went on to dance professionally for the Minnesota Timberwolves. She also has worked as a dance instructor for Advantage Dance Company and as a judge for Minnesota dance competitions. Evie eventually made her way to Chicago, where she became one of the Chicago Luvabulls, and later a certified group fitness instructor through AFAA. Evie enjoys teaching every fitness class with as much passion and energy as she does any dance performance!

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