Daniele DeSoto

Born in Manila, Philippines, Ana Katrina Tan, always had an interest for dance. At the age of 4, she was enrolled in Russian ballet at the Royal Academy of Dancing in Quezon City, Manila, where she began the start of her extensive ballet training. She was training for two hours / five days a week under the direction of Prima Ballerina's Tita Radaic and Lisa Makuha.

At the age of 10, Ana moved to Santa Clara, California. There she continued to study Russian ballet at Santa Clara Ballet School under the direction of Josefa Villanueva and Benjamin Reyes. She became a company member almost instantly and performed in many ballets such as: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and The Wolf, Les Sylphides, and many others. At the age of 15, Ana started taking Jazz at local dance studios. She found her passion and concentrated on Jazz for a bit. She was a member of Pioneer High School Dance team all four years and captain her senior year. They competed at many high school competitions all over the bay, down south, and Orlando, Florida. Her biggest accomplishment as captain was sweeping all of there categories at Nationals in Orlando, Florida in March of 2000.

At the age of 21, Ana auditioned for Dance Attack's Hip Hop Anonymous (AKA Anonymous Tip) under the direction of Felonious Keith Pinto and performed at many local shows. This was the first time she was introduced to Hip Hop and loved it. She then went on to audition for Funkanometry SF and was a company member for about a year before joining Phoenix Dance Company, where she assists Sean "Rictor" Smith as company Administrator.

Now a licensed zumba instructor, Ana incorporates her dance background with her Zumba routines making them more than just a workout!

"Zumba fitness changed my life. It truly works! I myself have lost a total of 15 pounds ever since I have been on the program. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing organization and be a part of changing people's lives. "