Jamie Forward started dancing at 3, with an eternal love for music and movement. She received dance training in a variety of styles in her hometown, Rochester, New York. In college, she was a member of the Buffalo Jills Cheerleading Squad, and also danced and choreographed competitively. She became involved with Zumba in 2009 and was ecstatic to find a way to channel her inner creativity and passion for dance and fitness into a program she could share with the world. She moved to NYC in 2010, and teaches at the top fitness facilities in Manhattan and the surrounding area.