A classically trained ballet dancer, Xavier Marzan grew up in Puerto Rico, where he studied at the Julian E. Blanco School of Classical Ballet. He was a member of The School of American Ballet (the official ballet school of New York City Ballet), Ballet Classico and Ballet de San Juan. After an injury in 1998 cut short his professional ballet career, Xavier turned his passion for dance to the world of Ballroom, which he has been teaching and performing for more than 20 years. He is a certified ballroom instructor who has taught at Arthur Murray Dance Studios and Soho Dance Studio in New York, specializing in salsa, cha cha, rumba and dance technique. As a highly popular Zumba® and Aqua Zumba® instructor, he taught packed classes for years. He teaches outdoor socially distant cardio dance classes, as well as virtual private and group dance and fitness classes.
Xavier enjoys working with teenagers. He served as a fitness instructor and mentor to young adults as part of “Teen Fit,” an adolescent obesity weight management and health lifestyle program offered by The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in conjunction with the 92nd Street Y, a leading non-profit cultural and community center in New York City. For four years running, he has choreographed Hip Hop, Swing and Latin dances for a high school dance company, and he also spent a summer as Dance Director at a sleepaway camp, working with campers and counselors on a variety of dance routines.
Most recently, Xavier founded X-cursions in Motion, LLC, a company offering small group adventure, dance and fitness retreats, to combine and share his passion for travel, his dedication to health and fitness, his love of dance, and his interest in creating and producing themed special events. www.xinmotion.com
- Classically trained ballet dancer
- Former member of The School of American Ballet (the official ballet school of New York City Ballet), Ballet Classico and Ballet de San Juan
- Certified Ballroom Dance instructor, certified in American Style Rhythm, Rhumba (Bronze), Cha Cha and Salsa on 2
- Founder and owner of X-cursions in Motion, LLC, hosting small group adventure, dance & fitness retreats