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MANDI LOPEZ
Founder/Professional Ballroom Dancer/
RYT 200/Reiki level III

Mandi began her professional ballroom dancing career in Phoenix, AZ in 2005.  She became a top ranking instructor and studio director for the biggest franchised ballroom dance company in the country.  Mandi has trained people of all ages and ability levels to become confident, happy dancers both socially and competitively.  She has competed in many professional and pro/amateur events and performed for multiple stage and television shows.  Additionally, Mandi has had the honor of training under US Champions and legends in ballroom including Ron Montez, Bob Powers, Jonathan Roberts, and John DePalma. 

 

Mandi is also a certified level III Reiki practitioner, Yoga instructor, and life coach.  She studied at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. Mandi is passionate about helping people find real meaning and happiness in their lives through a trauma-sensitive approach to holistic practices including mindful movement, nutrition, and yoga.  

Mandi’s dream is to bring joy to as many people as possible!  She believes that if we can heal ourselves, then we can heal our families, and our communities and that healing energy can affect us all.  She has found incredible transformative power in dance and yoga, and loves to share her methods with the world! ​

Mandi lives in Maricopa, AZ with her partner Jasper and their baby dog, Ella a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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INSTRUCTOR
Jasper Oudemans

Jasper Oudemans is a natural born teacher who began learning to dance in childhood. A library of formal dance knowledge and a former ballroom competitor, Jasper's passion for dancing was first kindled in urban salsa clubs and socials which he frequented as a teenager and young adult. He is a motivating teacher, eager to help students improve and meet their goals, yet remains an eager student as well, and seeks out advanced training to continue expanding his understanding of connection.