Daren immediately felt he had found a home with Zumba® Fitness, taking classes in Seattle with kick-butt instructors and was so inspired he became a Zumba® instructor in October 2011. Daren has always loved dance and group fitness and finds Zumba® to be a great way to get healthy and fit – and to get the soul energized! He has a passion for Latin music as well as Bollywood, K-pop, flamenco, global pop and the occasional drag classic. He is also licensed in Zumba® Step and regularly attends Zumba Jams and Zumba Conferences and Convention to keep things fresh!


Daren’s work at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health has taken him to Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Canada, where he always makes sure to find the time to dance! No stranger to the stage, Daren hammed it up for a few years as a sketch comedian in Seattle in the sketch comedy group the Pork Filled Players and is always up for karaoke night at SBK! Daren welcomes EVERYONE to his classes where he’ll bring his special brand of energy, humor, and enthusiasm to your workout!


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