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Rania Jaziri has spent her entire career pirouetting on the intersection of performing arts and fitness. Born in Tunisia, her journey as a multitalented performer began with ballet lessons at the age of 6, achieving the poise, energy, and coordination that would later prove valuable in high-school basketball and swimming. After finishing college in Germany, Rania came to Washington, D.C., where her bubbly approach to teaching dance fitness and step-kickboxing attracted a dedicated following of hoofers and clown-punching bags. To meet the growing demand for her sweat-manufacturing expertise, she founded her own fitness center, Jordin's Paradise, which has since been deemed Washington D.C.'s Best Dance Company 2011 by Washington City Paper readers.
Positive energy powers the adventurous curriculum of Jordin's Paradise, where exercisers march toward physical peaks during exhilarating, dance-infused fitness classes, such as Bikini Body Bootcamp, pole dancing, and Flash Mob Workshop. When Rania isn't helping guests get into better shape than a dodecahedron with rock-solid abs, she's focusing her efforts on local charities, such as Becky's Fund, which spreads domestic-violence awareness.