Justine McGowan

Justine is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and is licensed to teach Zumba® Fitness and Zumba® Toning.  She is CPR/First Aid certified through the American Red Cross.  Justine has been a Zumba® instructor for almost 3 years but fell in love with Zumba® about 5 years ago, and couldn’t get enough of it.  

With a background of dance classes, cheerleading, dance team, and talent shows, music and dance have always been a big part of her life.  Justine loves all that Zumba® stands for and brings her boom banging, booty shaking, body changing, fun-filled energy to her classes at Wicked Z!

Marissa Rocks

Marissa is a certified POP Pilates instructor, certified group fitness instructor through the National Association for Fitness Certification, and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. She took dance lessons through childhood and competed statewide during high school. After graduating college, Marissa gravitated toward POP Pilates as it combines her love of dance and music with Pilates movements. She believes that working out is all about having fun while making small improvements towards a stronger mind and body.

Marissa can't help smiling a big goofy smile while moving to music, and hopes you will feel that way while taking class with her!

Cariann Mazzei

Cariann is a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, Broadway Dance Center Alumni and former Broadway Play Company cast member. After an extensive career in dance, film, and stage, Cariann fell in love with the idea of combining fitness, with her passion for dance when she discovered Zumba®.  Since 2014, Cariann has been teaching weekly classes that include Zumba®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Step, Aqua Zumba® and Strong by Zumba™.  Cariann leads a high energy, exciting class while combining safety and the needs of her participants. CPR/AED certified.

Danielle Rich

Danielle a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor trained in Zumba Basics 1 & 2, Zumba Pro Skills, Zumba Sentao and STRONG by Zumba™.  She is also a certified Fierce FUNk, CIZE Live! and Balanced Body Barre instructor. She is CPR/AED certified and a certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. Danielle started her dancing career at the age of 8 and continued dancing through college, embracing the style of Hip-Hop.  She was recruited in 2009 to be a back-up dancer to perform and tour with The Ultimate Michael Experience. She currently performs and tours part-time with the Michael Jackson tribute band called Who's Bad (www.whosbadmusic.com).  Danielle's love of dance, music and fitness ultimately led her to become a trained ZUMBA Instructor in 2008. She loves sharing her gift of dance and her passion for fitness with others. 

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​Darci Ehrhardt

Darci holds a Bachelor's Degree in Movement Science/Sport & Leisure Studies with a concentration in Health & Fitness. She is a certified Group Exercise and Yoga Instructor and has been working in the fitness industry since 1995 - both in the corporate and commercial settings.  

Darci’s work experience as an Exercise Physiologist, Group Fitness Instructor & Director, Personal Trainer, Fitness Center Manager, independent business owner and more recently a Wellness Benefits Consultant make her an excellent addition to the Wicked Z team. Her passion is teaching and encouraging others to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Rachel Barile

Rachel Barile is an energetic licensed Zumba® instructor.  She has been dancing since the age of 3 and fell in love with the rhythms in tap and the freedom of hip hop. Through dancing, Rachel found her love for the drums and has been a percussionist for 15 years. She hopes to bring all of her experience in music, dance and rhythm to make an energetic and fun Latin inspired Zumba® workout!  She is a certified group fitness instructor through IFA (International Fitness Association) and certified in First Aid/CPR/AED.  Come join the party!! 

KC Brunini

​KC is the owner and director of The Barre CT & Wicked Z Dance & Fitness.  KC has an extensive knowledge of fitness and wellness due to her strong dance background. KC has had the privilege of being trained from the most elite in the dance industry and was able to pursue a professional career of her own, dancing for various companies in Boston. Her barre training began at a popular studio in her home town. KC related to the similarities of barre and her favorite aspects of her training in dance. For the past few years, KC has been applying what she has learned through the barre method to her technique classes for competitive dance students and is excited to have made the transition to adult fitness. One of the things KC loves most about the barre method is no matter your age or fitness level, barre can be tailored to every body. Incorporating exercises to the rhythm of upbeat music, barre targets particular muscles working your body from the inside out, which makes this fitness class unlike any other. Whether the class be dance or fitness, her passion for teaching is undeniable and it shows! Notorious for her upbeat personality, KC brings her high energy to motivate her hour long classes leaving clients feeling energized, empowered and confident. 

Sabrina Skenyon

Sabrina is an enthusiastic, joyful licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor and a certified group fitness instructor through IFA (International Fitness Association).  In addition to classes at Wicked Z, Sabrina has been teaching a Zumba® class at Lasell College for the past two years.  She fell in love with Zumba® three years ago, after taking her first class ever at Wicked Z.  Since then she has been actively involved in classes at the studio, and is thrilled to be able to bring her fun and energetic style to her own class!

Tara Guglietta​

Tara has been a licensed Zumba® instructor for the last six years and is also licensed to teach Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Kids, and Zumba® Kids Jr.  She has been involved in dance since she was 3 years old and is trained in tap, ballet, jazz, and pointe. Music and dance has always been a passion of Tara's and finds Zumba® an outlet for her stress while staying healthy.  She is originally from Rochester and has been in Connecticut for the past six years.  Tara is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and brings her special flair and shine to every class she teaches at Wicked Z!

Meet the Instructors

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Michelle Lombardo

Michelle Lombardo is certified group fitness instructor through AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America), and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. Michelle is a licensed Zumba® instructor (Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Kids & Zumba® Gold), certified Flirty Girl Fitness® instructor and certified Drums Alive® instructor.  She is a six-year breast cancer survivor and understands how vital fitness is to overall physical and mental well-being.  She was selected by Zumba® Fitness in 2013 to represent their Party In Pink™ campaign as a breast cancer survivor and member of the ZIN™ (Zumba Instructor Network).  Michelle has a passion for teaching and ensuring that her participants feel successful in every class!

​Michelle opened Wicked Z in 2011 with a vision of providing fun and energetic group fitness classes in a warm, inviting small studio setting where participants would feel welcomed and empowered.  She is proudest of all the friendships and personal connections that her participants have made at Wicked Z.  After successful seven years, Michelle is happy to transition ownership and direction of the studio to KC Brunini.  

Cindy Riccio

Cindy is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor who is licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Sentao™ and is also a certified Flirty Girl Fitness® instructor.  Cindy was first introduced to Zumba® Fitness in 2008 by her mother who brought her to a class at the local YMCA.  

As soon as Cindy tried it, she was hooked on everything from the music to the moves and became licensed to teach Zumba® in May 2009.  Cindy brings a crazy, fun energy to all of her classes!