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Who's Who in Washington

Here's a look at the talent leading the lineup for Jazzercise Live Washington DC. They've shared some things about themselves we bet you didn't know...

Judi Sheppard Missett
Judi Sheppard Missett
Judi turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon when she founded Jazzercise in 1969. Today she is CEO, teaches classes, choreographs routines, travels extensively as a guest presenter, writes as a featured blogger for Huffington Post and oversees corporate staff and 7,800 franchisees worldwide. Together with her Jazzercise instructors, she has helped raise over $28 million for a wide range of charitable organizations. Honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, induction into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, the President's Award from the Women Presidents' Organization and the Committee of 200's Entrepreneurial Champion Luminary Award.

Little known facts...

Did you know Judi gets a huge kick out of watching Modern Family? Even the reruns make her laugh out loud. If she were to start another career (in her spare time) she'd be an interior designer. Judi adores cherry pie and loves going to drive-thru restaurants to order a small Dr. Pepper with extra ice.
Shanna Missett Nelson
Shanna Missett Nelson
Shanna is President of Jazzercise. Together with Judi, she manages the direction of the company and leads the Jazzercise management team. Shanna is a 26-year instructor, a featured presenter at fitness conventions, and has performed at numerous fundraisers and charity events. She is featured in Jazzercise DVDs Dance HiiT by Jazzercise, Dancin' Abs by Jazzercise, Jazzercise CORE, and Burlesque by Jazzercise. Shanna is a Taping Team member and co-manages Jazzercise Fitness Centers in Oceanside and La Costa, California.

Little known facts...

Shanna's daughters, Skyla and Sienna, accuse their Mom of being overly chatty and friendly. Shanna's friends and coworkers count on her to provide comic relief in awkward situations.
Nancy Brady
Nancy Brady
Nancy, a 28-year Jazzercise instructor and Taping Team Member, owns and manages the Jazzercise location in Dana Point, California. Nancy has appeared in Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch, a public access TV program, and traveled extensively as a Jazzercise presenter.

Little known facts...

Nancy has her Master's degree in Special Education and a certificate in Assistive Technology. She teaches children and adults with nonverbal autism how to type to communicate, mostly using the iPad. Nancy's son is impacted by autism and finding out that he could read and spell at 4 years old changed the way her family viewed her son and autism. She volunteers at Wapadh in Whittier, CA leading free communication workshops for kids and adults who want to learn Supported Typing.
Young McCarthy
Young McCarthy
Young is a 19-year Jazzercise instructor, Taping Team Member, Manager of Instructor Development and instructor at the Jazzercise Fitness Center in Oceanside, California. Young has appeared in Jazzercise DVDs Dance HiiT by Jazzercise, Dancin' Abs by Jazzercise and Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch.

Little known facts...

Young has a daughter named Neveah (which is "heaven" spelled backward) who is following in her Mom's footsteps as a dancer. And Young is a closet mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting fan. Who knew?
Ashley McConnell
Ashley McConnell
Ashley is a 5 year Jazzercise instructor who grew up with Jazzercise at her Mom's center in Riverside, CA. She earned her M.F.A. in Dance. Ashley teaches at the Jazzercise Fitness Center in La Costa and has appeared in the Ballet Body and Burlesque DVD's.

Little known facts...

Ashley's dream job would be a combination of Jazzercise, physical therapy and design by day and Broadway performer or rock star (either would work) by night. She is currently planning her wedding - Pinterest is her #1 guilty pleasure.
Rich Mundy
Rich Mundy
Rich is a 28-year Jazzercise instructor, Taping Team Member, District Manager for the Pacific Northwest, and owns three Jazzercise Fitness Centers in Portland, Oregon. He has appeared in the DVD Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch and travels regularly as a Jazzercise presenter.

Little known facts...

In his spare time Rich hikes, water skis, runs with his dog, reads and supports the Oregon Humane Society. If he were stranded on a desert island the one thing he couldn't live without is his best friend, Shanna. Rich is addicted to Louis Vuitton--bags, wallets, briefcases, luggage, etc.--and has to teach more and more Jazzercise classes to support his habit.
Tim Roberts
Tim Roberts
Tim is a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer, and aerobic champion and teaches at many Jazzercise events. He helped choreograph and performed in the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and his TV credits extend from Disney to the ESPN National Aerobic Championships.

Little known facts...

Tim's favorite food is ice cream-any flavor, lots of it. He loves to travel, especially internationally. And he can watch golf for hours.
Chere vanLigten
Chere vanLigten
Chere, a 32-year Jazzercise instructor and Taping Team Member, teaches at the Jazzercise Fitness Center in Oceanside, California, and is an AFAA certified personal trainer. Chere travels regularly as a Jazzercise presenter and is featured in the DVDs Jazzercise CORE and Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch.

Little known facts...

Chere's pet peeves include litterbugs and bras that are too tight. She loves anything outdoors and her dream job, aside from Jazzercise, would be working outside in the blue sky with her hands in the dirt on a farm, ranch or garden.

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