TEAM MISSION

Meet us on the dancefloor!

We are an amazing group of facilitators and educators that LOVE to GROOVE and are passionate about Community, Creativity and Authenticity.
We are dedicated to superior instructor development by providing powerful information, high-quality education, effective tools and useful resources.
We are here to support, inspire and empower community leaders and to facilitate
mind-blowing, therapeutic dance experiences for the mind, body, heart and soul.

Operating Team

We run The World Groove Movement and all it’s moving parts.

Misty

Misty

Misty Tripoli - Founder of The World Groove Movement

Residence : Mexico

Why I Groove? : I groove because I can't not groove! Honoring and respecting the way my body wants to move and connecting with other people is simply delicious and necessary for the satisfaction of my soul. Grooving is medicine for the mind, body, heart, and soul.

Random fact about Me : I have over 70 first cousins!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Groove on the pyramids of Egypt

Favorite Quote : Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright. Bob Marley

Rinda

Rinda

Name : Rinda Riles - Retreat & Operations Director

Residence : San Diego, CA USA

Why I Groove? : LOVE it – Unity, Community and the super powerful magic of it. GROOVE is healing the World one dance floor at a time.

Random fact about Me : My nickname as a child was Toad. I now have roughly 100 small decorative toads/frogs all over my house, all given to me as gifts over the years. I have glass ones, wood ones, crystal ones, magic boxes, candle holders, picture frames and so much more. My nephew recently came over and counted all he could find – got up to 86 but didn’t know about the box of them in the garage that I couldn’t find places for in my house.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Santorini Greece

Favorite Quote : It is what it is.

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Dani

Dani

Name : Dani Nobrega, Head of The Groove Academy, Master Teacher Team Leader

Residence : Hamilton, ON Canada

Why I Groove? : When I Groove, I am FREE! Uninhibited movement quiets the mind and heals the soul. After I move in this way, I always feel more clear-minded, grounded and an overall sense of joy and ap-preciation for myself. This experience shared with others builds authentic connection, trust and support. I love the Groove community, and I love growing with it.

Random fact about Me : I’ve Grooved over half a million youth since 2011

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Build a cute little tree house in the jungle somewhere tropical

Favorite Quote : “I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” Wendell Berry

Laurie-Lynn

Laurie-Lynn

Name : Laurie-Lynn Macdonald, Marketing, Master Teacher

Residence : Montreal, QC Canada

Why I Groove? : I fell in love with Groove at first move because it offered a deeper connection with my body and soul and I felt liberated from the way I had always experienced dance before. Groove allows self-expression, creativity and an all-inclusive community vibe where I can appreciate my body and boogie for the pure joy of it!

Random fact about Me : I never thought of myself asan artist, but when asked to participate in an art exhibit last year I accepted and sold 3 pieces of my art! Anything is possible. 🙂

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Okunoshima, Japan - also known as "Rabbit Island" because of the numerous feral rabbits that roam and play, so also known as Heaven on Earth! #bunnylover

Favorite Quote : "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get though this thing called LIFE." - Prince (Let's Go Crazy)

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Master Teachers

We are Masters at The Groove who lead Facilitator Trainings around the world and mentor our students.

Heather

Heather

Name : Heather Winia, Master Teacher, GrooveFit

Residence : Zeeland, MI USA

Why I Groove? : GROOVE to practice and get good at all of the following...having fun and feeling confident in my body, boosting my mood and getting out of my head, embracing sexy, cool, strong and powerful in my soul and finally, sharing all these things with others on the DANCEfloor!

Random fact about Me : I am a grandma to Ezra Lee and Eliza Grace!!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To spend more time not worrying about what time it is!

Favorite Quote : If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten" by Tony Robbins

Miranda

Miranda

Name : Miranda Rudegeair, Master Teacher

Residence : Honolulu, HI USA

Why I Groove? : Groove continues to remind me to do what feels good in my body, whether that be in class, or in life. For me, it is the easiest way to get into my body. The collaboration of connecting with others and dancing at the same time is so enjoyable for me. I feel so happy when I Groove!

Random fact about Me : I LOVE making funny music videos

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Go back to Italy for more lasagne.

Favorite Quote : "Manage Yourself" - Misty Tripoli

Liz

Liz

Name : Liz Zdunich, Master Teacher

Residence : Victoria, BC Canada

Why I Groove? : The first time I stood on a GROOVE DANCEfloor with tears streaming down my face, having just run back into the conference from nursing my new baby, I remembered for the first time in years that I could feel good in my body. I remembered I could move in my body for pleasure, and play, and power, and grace, and any other way that nourishes my heart, body and soul. I am still and will keep grooving everyday to keep remembering.

Random fact about Me : I 'm a red head - by appearance AND personality. Fire and passion, baby!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Dance to steel drums on a sandy beach in Jamaica at sunset

Favorite Quote : "She believed she could, so she did." ~ R.S. Grey

Torild

Torild

Name : Torild Thornsohn, Master Teacher

Residence : Copenhagen, Denmark

Why I Groove? : The first time I Grooved, I experienced complete freedom to be everything and ALL that I am. I Groove because I am reminded that I am perfect the way I am, that I can not be too much. Oh, and because it’s the coolest fuckin’ crowd on the planet. I’m in LOVE with my Groove family!

Random fact about Me : I used too be a cetaphobe –asin STUPIDLY afraid of whales! It’s getting better, but I’m still working on it. And even more interesting than the phobia is why I think I got it... I’ll tell you when we meet 😉

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Meeting Michael Jackson. A little difficult since he’s not alive anymore, but I’ll figure it out.

Favorite Quote : One of my all time favorite songs by Leonard Cohen ’Anthem’ contains this beautiful piece of truth: ’There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in"

Annabelle

Annabelle

Name : Annabelle Neudam, Master Teacher

Residence : Berlin, Germany

Why I Groove? : Dancing to my favorite music creates a deep connection to my soul and brings so much joy. Whenever I allow myself to dance fully, my personality to shine and my body to move authenti-cally, that’s when I feel whole. To experience this for myself and to share this magic with so many people on this planet is pure bliss.

Random fact about Me :Coffee addicted chocolate lover - not a morning person at all!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Trekking Tour in Nepal

Favorite Quote : Eat Glitter for Breakfast and shine all day!

Holly

Holly

Name : Holly Wade, Master Teacher

Residence : Hemingford, Nebraska USA

Why I Groove? : I was hooked the first time I GROOVED. I always loved to dance and GROOVE brought it back to the reason we all dance: joy, expression, and freedom. I feel fully alive when GROOVING.

Random fact about Me : I've been struck by lightning.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Visit Australia

Favorite Quote : smile is worth more than a tight ass. ~Misty Tripoli

Tine

Tine

Name : Tine Aggrey, Master Teacher

Residence : Kongsvinger, Norway

Why I Groove? : Grooving brings me to that place inside were happiness and peace is all there is. Without grooving myself regularly I get cranky and moody. It is my͞ "go to practice͟" when I need to move and release energy through my body and nurture my soul.

Random fact about Me : I consider Jim Carrey to be my spiritual mentor and auto correct fails to be my antidepressant.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Write and publish a book.

Favorite Quote : "Don't believe every thing you think". - Byron Katie.

Jenn

Jenn

Name : Jenn Litt, Master Teacher

Residence : North Dakota, USA

Why I Groove? : I Groove because it charges me. It gives me energy and makes me feel whole. I love how groove makes me feel better physically and emotionally and I love sharing the magic of the method with others.

Random fact about Me : Olives are one of my favorite foods.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : So many things but one thing for sure is to vacation in one of those Bali tiki huts over the water.

Favorite Quote : “Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

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Ambassadors

We are Groove enthusiasts and support the growth of the movement in our local communities.

Pernille

Pernille

Name : Pernille Bitsch, Denmark Ambassador

Residence : Lyngby, Denmark

Why I Groove? : Groove's my nature medicine. I use the music and movement as my therapist. Mind-blowing, delicious and so powerful!

Random fact about Me : I have two beautiful Groovy-Girls, a wonderful husband and a tiger-cat! At least she thinks she a tiger 😉

1 Thing on my Bucket List : At least one year of back-packing around the world with peeps I love.

Favorite Quote : Never regret anything that made you smile. Explore! Dream! Discover!

Charlotte

Charlotte

Name : Charlotte Arndt Westenholz, Denmark Ambassador

Residence : Copenhagen, Denmark

Why I Groove? : I groove to connect. To myself, to others, to life! When I dance, it's like all barriers inside and outside dissolve and everything can flow freely again. For me, that's high level healing and happiness.

Random fact about Me : In 2018 I went on a solo road trip all the way up and beyond the Arctic Circle to experience the midnight sun. One of the most amazing adventures ever. I'm now considering if maybe I should live in a van.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To live on a boat - not forever, but to spend a prolonged period at sea.

Favorite Quote : This one by John Muir has always resonated deeply - "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."

Liv

Liv

Name : Liv Kaldau, Denmark Ambassador

Residence : Copenhagen, Denmark

Why I Groove? : I’ve always loved to dance. When I dance I let go of the judgement and the expectations I have and I’m just me. The best version of me. It’s the best way for me to get out of my head and into my body. I love that, on the Groove dance floor, it’s so okay to be a little bit too much, to work the aggressive ass dance on a random Wednesday and to love being the ugliest ballerina on the dance floor! Everything is allowed - even to suck!

Random fact about Me :I’ve lived in Australia and in New Zealand.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To groove teen girls and provide the space for them to discover that they are perfect exactly as they are.

Favorite Quote : Between black and white are a thousand shades of grey.

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Nadine

Nadine

Name : Nadine Joy Collins, Quebec Ambassador

Residence : Montreal, QC Canada

Why I Groove? : I have always loved music and dancing and The GROOVE was the perfect combination! It's a way to continue to learn to love and connect to my body, mind and soul in an AUTHENTIC way. The GROOVE creates a safe space to let yourself go because no one cares what you look like! No judgements, just you and the wonderful people dancing with you!

Random fact about Me : I like to make an entrance

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Go to Ghana and Kenya, see elephants and connect with my ancestry.

Favorite Quote : The dance is strong magic. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life.- Pearl Primus

Linnéa

Linnéa

Name : Linnéa Larsson, Sweden Ambassador

Residence : Stockholm, Sweden

Why I Groove? : Because it makes me feel amazing. It’s fun, playful, creative, unifying and fulfilling and you meet so many inspiring people on the Groove dance floor. I feel like grooving is part of why I came to this planet.

Random fact about Me :CI grew up on a small island (200 inhabitants) in Stockholm’s southern archipelago.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To move to a different part of the world (exactly where is a secret right now.)

Favorite Quote : Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Ghandi

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Presenters

We lead large scale events to showcase The Groove Dancefloor Experience™.

Maike

Maike

Name : Maike Schumacher - Presenter

Residence : Munich, Germany

Why I Groove? : I love to Dance! And to get the permission to be just as I am on the GROOVE Dancefloor fulfills me deeply. Because not only my body dances, my heart and my soul does too - that’s pure happiness to me. And the best part is, to share this experience with others. To be a part of the GROOVE community brings so much joy into my life, I’m beyond grateful about that.

Random fact about Me : After becoming a GROOVE Facilitator in 2011 I ended my twenty years career as a Fitness Instructor a week later.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To travel at least to 4 places every year where I haven’t been before.

Favorite Quote : What if I fall?“ „Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?“ Erin Hanson

Julia

Julia

Name : Julia Przybilka - Presenter

Residence : Costa Rica

Why I Groove? : GROOVE brings most of JOY into my being– it makes me feel connected to my deepest core and gives me the opportunity to express myself through dance and music - it’s like therapy, it moves all the sh** out of the way.

Random fact about Me : I love salt and vinegar chips.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : I don’t have lists....but I really would like to go on a canoe safari in the Okavango Delta.

Favorite Quote : “People think being alone makes you lonely, but that’s not true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world. – Kim Culbertson

Garnet

Garnet

Name : Garnet Suidy - Presenter

Residence : San Juanillo, Costa Rica

Why I Groove? : I Groove because it connects me so deeply to my true, authentic self. It gets me in touch with my own creativity and makes freedom a real, tangible experience. I love to connect and flow with people and share in the pure bliss of the Groove dance floor.

Random fact about Me : I’m a farm boy. I grew up on a ranch in rural Canada riding horses and roping cows.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : I don’t have a list.

Favorite Quote : “The power of the universe is in me. Literally in me!” Misty Tripoli

Conny

Conny

Name : Conny Kayser - Presenter

Residence : Innsbruck, Austria

Why I Groove? : GROOVE sets my soul on fire. After I groove I feel so much more creative and I find myself standing more in my power than I did before. Through GROOVE I completely stopped obsessing over what other people think of me. By using the GROOVE method I can show women how to get there too and help them make their magic.

Random fact about Me : I play the piano and the ukulele.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Stand on a mountain top above 2500 meters – naked.

Favorite Quote : „Life is a dancer and you are the dance.“ Eckhart Tolle

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Affiliates

Yvonne & Roger

Yvonne & Roger

Name : Yvonne & Roger Puckett, Young at Heart

Residence : New York, NY USA

Why I Groove? : We are passionate about dance and sharing the gift of dance. Groove is a beautiful movement experience, dancing and connecting with others joyfully. Especially our Young At Heart Groove devotees!! We are blessed with 2 children, 3 grandchildren, young in spirit, who inspire us!

Random fact about Me : We married in 1968 in New York City. We are professional dancers. Roger danced on Broadway with stars like Ginger Rogers. Yvonne danced in Hollywood films with stars like Elvis Presley.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Write and publish a book.

Favorite Quote : Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Dance isn’t a form - it’s a way of life!

Michelle

Michelle

Name : Michelle Hillier, Experience Groove

Residence : Toronto, ON Canada

Why I Groove? : To let my light shine! It brings out the very best version of me and in others while busting it out to wicked music. To feed the soul. To make people smile. It's absolute therapy.

Random fact about Me : LOVE bold flavours - the spicier the better!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To live abroad for one year with my amazing hubby and son.

Favorite Quote : My mom instilled it in me....."Attitude is Everything", Super true.

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