Nicole Ellis Owner/Dance & Dance Fitness Instructor Creator of UDF
Karyn has an extensive background in the fitness industry. She became an ACE certified personal trainer in 2010 with additional certifications in designing sports conditioning workouts, hydration, fitness nutrition, sports nutrition for health and performance and sports performance training.
She has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2008, teaching a variety of classes: boot camps, core, HIIT, step aerobics and sports conditioning. She worked as a high school strength and conditioning coach for 5 years and has trained a number of youth soccer and basketball teams as well as individual college athletes.
In 2018, a friend brought her to Studio 206 for an Urban Dance Fitness class which she describes as “life changing.” It ignited in her a genuine passion for dance, dance fitness, choreography and ballroom. She is excited and honored to be part of the Studio 206 team.
Nicole grew up as a dancer and has great passion for dance and movement. Nicole has 25 + years experience in dance,. She has studied and performed in many dance styles including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Hula, Tahitian, Cheer, Dance Teams, Salsa and Bachata. Nicole is very well-rounded in dance and dance fitness and believes it is the best form of movement for the soul and body.
Nicole made her debut in the fitness industry by becoming a Zumba(R) Fitness Instructor in 2012. In 2013 she created Urban Dance Fitness. She likes her classes to embrace sassy, sexy, and strong. Come check out her class - it's for anyone who loves to dance, sweat, and most of all have fun.