Ria Martin has worked as a dancer/choreographer for approximately 15 years specializing in various techniques such as Hip Hop, Modern Contemporary, African and Jazz. She took her first Zumba® class in December 2010 and quickly became a Zumba® instructor, obtaining her instructor’s license in November 2011.
Ria has had the privilege to perform on stage on several occasions with various artists. In 2013 Ria was selected to represent Zumba® and perform alongside Victoria Justice as part of the Victoria Justice/Big Time Rush Summer Break Tour. During #zincon2017 Ria was part of the presenting team for the "Strut your Zumba® stuff" session and was featured during ZES Nick Logrea's Masterclass. Ria was selected by ZES Armando and Heidy to be apart of there all girl presenting team at Zincon 2016. Ria has also shared the stage with Zumba® ZES Gina Grant and Performing Artist Dahrio Wonder. Additionally, she has performed alongside Zumba® ZES’ Melissa Chiz, Betsy Dopico, Nick Logrea and Creator of Zumba Beto Perez.
Ria is currently a Zumba® Jammer. When she is not presenting a Jam, you can find her teaching one of her various Zumba® classes, as she is licensed to instruct Zumba®, Strong by Zumba ®, Aqua Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Step and Zumba® Sentao™. Ria is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
Ria is passionate about dance and hopes to inspire others through her instruction.