She is originally from Venezuela and she relocated to Austin in 1996.“I was a ballet dancer since I was 7 years old, when Jane Fonda began her aerobics program in 1977, I was inspired to open my first studio in Venezuela, by the time I moved to Austin, I already had 3 operating dance studios in Puerto Ordaz (Ciudad Gayana), my hometown,” Fanny confessed.
Her family relocated to Austin because her son began his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, converting the family into a Longhorn family. As soon as Fanny moved to Austin, she got herself certified as Aerobics Instructor with AFAA (Athletics & Fitness Association of America) and ESA (Exercise Fitness Association), followed by all the Zumba certifications available and she worked in Premier Ladies for 8 years as an instructor for salsa aerobics, aqua aerobics, step cross-training with Latino music and as a personal trainer and at the YMCA for 5 years. Other gyms where Fanny gave classes where 24-Hour Fitness, El Buen Samaritano, and World Gym.
While ballet continues to be a very special part of her heart, Fanny focuses on dance and fitness classes for adults because she enjoys her students and she knows her classes help them to develop more cardio-resistance, more muscle toning, and overall health. Most of Fanny’s choreographies include a fusion of ballet, cardio, and Zumba. “My style continues to have a very strong ballet influence, as it is an embedded part of my life. I opened Corazon Latino because I know we make a difference in our community. I like to hear music all day and to interact with new people from different backgrounds all the time. With music and fitness, we can help real people to achieve better health, lose weight, tone, relax and have tons of fun.” Fanny concluded.