The staff at Streexb Studio employees a team of passionate individuals who have devoted themselves to their respective crafts. From CEO Robbe Hardnette to instructor Blu Mankuma (one of the Canada’s most celebrated actors), every teacher you encounter is committed to enabling your future success.
Read on to learn more about the esteemed talent roster we’ve assembled here in Vancouver.
Meet the Streexb Studio Instructors
Blu Mankuma - Acting
A native of Seattle, Washington, Mankuma made Vancouver his home during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War. This unique actor with an easy grace on film despite his commanding six foot, 230 lb. girth, Mankuma quickly established a following among producers and directors, building an impressive resume of film, television and theatre credits, becoming one of Canada’s busiest actors.
Blu Mankuma is also an avid musician, singer, songwriter and stage actor, who has also provided voice-overs for radio and appeared in numerous television commercials. He and his family, including sons Rene and Cusee, as of this publication resides in Vancouver.
Zarina has been trained in various styles of dances. She has danced and taught for La Riva Dance studio, Dream Dance Studio, Rhythm Influenced, Boogiezone Utopia and the Breed OCLA crew. Driven by her passion and love of collaboration with others, she inspires everyone that she works with or share her knowledge.
Megan – Hip hop
Megan has been dancing and teaching for about 15 years. She was self-taught until 2013 when she joined the SOULdiers Dance Company where she trained in the fundamentals and history of locking, popping, hip hop, breaking, and house. She began teaching her high school competitive dance team after graduation which eventually led to her becoming a high school dance teacher. For the past 4 years she has been able to share her passion for teaching and love for Urban Dance with youth at New Westminster Secondary.
Mayu Nomura - Zumba
Mayu Nomura is a BCRPA certified Group Fitness Instructor, a PiYo® Live Instructor, and a Hyper ZUMBA® instructor who has a strong passion and enthusiasm for helping people get in shape while having lots of fun! She is certified as a BCRPA group fitness instructor as well. She currently teaches ZUMBA®, ZUMBA® Kids & Kids Jr., PiYo Live®, Cardio Kickbox, and Stepfit regularly at the various municipal recreation centres.
She is a full-time technical kitchen cabinet designer for the multi-family projects and plays in a recreational soccer league. As a wife and a mother of 2 teenage boys and a cat, it makes her life extremely busy, but her passion keeps her going!
She is an incomparable instructor with SUPER HIGH ENERGY and is often described as an “ENERGIZER BUNNY.”
MJ – Hip Hop
MJ focuses on the importance of keeping the dance studio a safe, positive and fun environment for students to learn the art of Hip Hop dance. Her classes are a combination of both the freestyle and choreography aspects. Dancing for 5+ years and learning both the fundamentals and choreography side of hip hop, she strives to teach her students that dance is about communicating and sharing the experience with each other while having fun. Currently the President of Douglas College Hip Hop Club, she hopes to change the world by uniting everyone regardless of dance experience/background through her passion for Hip Hop dance.
Zumba Bella Sophia – Zumba Funatiques
I loved to dance even when I was still a kid back in the Philippines. I am full of energy, playfulness, and I am passionate about my craft. I love Zumba. It is my way to keep looking young and fit. That is the benefit of getting started as a participant and now I am at the next level as an instructor. I want to share my passion and obsession with Zumba to the people I will meet!
Behind the scenes
Jaymie Garcia - Vice President/Coordinator for Club F.U.C.I. tv
Jaymie Garcia is skilled in organizing events and coordinating volunteers. Her strengths include clerical assistance, organizing meetings and appointments, reviewing e-mails, greeting clients, performing duties in accounting and banking, administration, processing legal documentation, banking functions and customer service.
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