Lililana (Zumba instructor) says that her first dance lesson was in her mother´s womb. Her parents were avid dancers. Born in Mexico City, she was 4 when she took her first Ballet class. When she was 6 she started dancing Flamenco and Ballet Folklórico in El Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes in San Luis Potosi. She fell in love with Salsa and the Afro-Cuban rhythms when she was dancing with her grandfather. He was a salsa lover and one of the biggest influences in Liliana's passion. From an early age, Liliana participated in talent shows and competitions, conquering the stages. It was then that she realized she was born to dance and share this wonderful art with others.
In México, Liliana learned different dancing styles such as: Quebradita, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, Danzón, and Merengue. In 2008, Liliana moved to San Antonio, TX and started taking dancing lessons in Salsa On1, Bachata, Cha Cha and Casino Rueda at Semeneya Dance Studio with Lee Rios and Lisa Vargas. Shortly after her lessons started, she auditioned for and started performing with Semeneya SDK dance team under the direction of Kenny Del Toro and Lisa Vargas. In 2009 Liliana was introduced to New York Salsa on2 by her husband and dancing partner Jason Lozada. Soon after, Liliana and Jason started teaching, training, and performing together in what had become her favorite dancing style. In the same year, Liliana danced and performed with Jazzy Dance Co. under the direction of Azucena Perez and Carlos León.
Now, through Zumba, Liliana has found a new way to share her passion for music and dance. She is a certified Zumba ® instructor in Zumba ® and Zumba Toning®. She brings all of her dance experience, energy, and radiant smile into the studio where you will find that you will benefit not only from the creative, vibrant choreography, but from the fabulous health benefits of the sweat inducing Latin movements.