“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
A native of Portland, Medora began dancing and performing over 20 years ago. Her career has spanned hip-hop tours from Portland to Alaska and Japan. Along with being a member of the NBA Portland Trailblazers Dance Team for 5 years, her background also bridges extensive coaching and choreography with dance teams at Oregon State University and Portland State University, and, professionally, with the WNBA Portland Fire Hip Hop Squad and the Portland Trail Blazers Hip Hop Team.
As a teacher of hip hop aerobics and dance fitness for over 20 years, Medora is able to share a wealth of knowledge and skill with her students. Medora taught her first Zumba® class in 2008 at Community Fitness and hasn’t stopped since! Through her classes, students will sense her enthusiasm and passion for dance, and her strong background in performance. From the moment class begins, expect to be entertained, educated, and engaged.
Medora’s Zumba® classes are fast-paced and slightly more technically demanding than other Zumba® classes at Community Fitness. Expect explosive, action-packed classes with a nod to hip-hop.
A little known fact about Medora is that one of her first jobs was at Hot Dog on a Stick. Yes, the place where they pump the lemonade and wear funny hats!