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 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



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.



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

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



Name : Laurie-Lynn Macdonald, Marketing, Master Teacher, Presenter

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)

Master Teachers

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



Name : Heather Winia, Master Teacher, GrooveFit, , Presenter

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



Name : Miranda Rudegeair, Master Teacher, Presenter

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



Name : Liz Zdunich, Master Teacher, Presenter

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



Name : Torild Thornsohn, Master Teacher, Presenter

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"



Name : Annabelle Neudam, Master Teacher, Presenter

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!



Name : Holly Wade, Master Teacher, Presenter

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



Name : Tine Aggrey, Master Teacher, Presenter

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.


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



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!



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.



Name : Patti Grønborg, Denmark Ambassador

Residence : Karup, Denmark

Why I Groove? : I danced throughout my youth, but had drifted away from it as an adult. Groove reignited my passion for dance and I absolutely love sharing it with others. Facilitating a Groove dancefloor is my happy place.

Random fact about Me :I met a Danish man while playing online games, married him, moved to Denmark and never looked back!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Spend a week or two volunteering at an animal sanctuary.

Favorite Quote : Don't take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard



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 :I 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



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



Name : Ildiko Hegyi, Ontario Ambassador

Residence : Toronto, ON Canada

Why I Groove? : Grooving for my dancing is like the fresh air for my breath and grooving together enriches and amplifies the experience in my heart, seeing someone’s smile on the dance floor makes my heart smile, playing and having fun on the dance floor with our Groove tribe is making me feel like a child again.

Random fact about Me : Grooving with our TRIBE on the Egyptian pyramids, on the Machu Picchu mountain, on the Mount Kailas in Tibet.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : I won gold medals in the Rhythmic Gymnastics National competitions and National Ballet competitions in Romania several years in a row.

Favorite Quote : "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth" ― William W. Purkey



Name : Leslie Howitt, New York Ambassador

Residence : New York, NY USA

Why I Groove? : I love to dance. I found Groove through teaching bodyART. I KNEW Groove is the direction I wanted to go with my teaching. Grooving makes me feel happy, expressive and creative. Dancing also keeps me in the moment, connecting to the music and my body. I love sharing this passion and joy with my students. They like it too!

Random fact about Me : I really dig art and music from the Middle Ages - 10th to 15th Century. I just love its nativity and simplicity.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Go to Greece for a month.

Favorite Quote : Everything Changes Always...



Name : Sarah Maria Ebanks, Australia Ambassador

Residence : Melbourne, Vic Australia

Why I Groove? : Groove is powerful. It releases so much goodness inside of me, so much joy, happiness, connection to self, and confidence, that I can feel it pour out of me as I dance. It's unbelievable. This then pours out into my daily life. I have actually learnt to dance for me, thanks to Groove. It's a natural therapy that soothes my soul.

Random fact about Me :I have thanked Shaggy (Mr Boombastic) in person for his music he lead me to my love of reggae and dancehall music.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To experience a true soca carnival in the Caribbean.

Favorite Quote : Love the life you live, Live the life you love ~ Bob Marley



Name : Evette Kirkwood, Australia Ambassador

Residence : Mundoolun, Qld, Australia

Why I Groove? : Groove came into my life in 2011 and I fell in love with its simplicity. I always loved to dance but was never “technical” enough to have a career in it. Groove was the most beautiful way I had ever experienced dance in my life. It touched me physically and emotionally. My life always makes sense when I dance. I am free! I knew immediately that I had to share this with as many people as I possible could so I immediately became a facilitator and have been bringing the dance floor to people ever since. I love the community of people it has introduced me to and have made life long friends from Groove.

Random fact about Me :I married the guy next door.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Continual list of going to a new destination and experiencing something for the first time every year.

Favorite Quote : To achieve goals that you haven’t achieved before you have to start doing things you’ve never done before.



Name : Rikke Lofthouse, UK Ambassador

Residence : Guildford, England, UK

Why I Groove? : It is the most connecting form of dance I have ever tried - and it blows me away every time the whole room gets lost in the Groove. It truly is an addictive feeling.

Random fact about Me :When I moved from Denmark to England people found it hard to pronounce my name so I tell everyone to call me Reggae - like the music!

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Driving across America with the coolest playlist.

Favorite Quote : “Smile it’s contagious”



Name : Amy Woods, UK Ambassador

Residence : Norfolk, England, UK

Why I Groove? : Groove makes me feel ALIVE, FREE and POWERFUL and getting to share it with others is absolute magic!

Random fact about Me : I grew up in Spain and speak fluent Spanish.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Travel to Hawaii.

Favorite Quote : "What if life isn't about becoming anything, what if it's about UNbecoming everything that isn't you so you can just be who were meant to be in the first place" - Unknown


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



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



Name : Michelle Hillier, Presenter

Residence : Ontario, 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.



Name : Garnet Suidy, Presenter

Residence : Ontario, Canada

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



Name : Jenn Litt, Presenter

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



Name : Conny Kayser, Presenter

Residence : Luxemburg

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



Name : Bettina Kili, Presenter

Residence : Kitzbühel in Tirol, Austria

Why I Groove? : When I dance, I feel like I've arrived. GROOVE for me is a journey that leads me more and more to my pure being and my true essence. For me GROOVE heals, transforms, connects, loves. When I experience moments of dissatisfaction, pain or sadness, I groove. When I groove, I can heal and I feel complete. When I groove I feel every single cell of my body, I feel myself, I feel my soul. It fills me with deepest gratitude and pride to pass on a tool through the GROOVE method, which connects people with each other, brings them back to their inner power, to their essence and their real being. I am infinitely proud and grateful to be part of this wonderful community that feels like family.

Random fact about Me : Some years ago I thought I could not dance and groove is nothing for me.

1 Thing on my Bucket List : Grooving more than 5000 people at once.

Favorite Quote : I dance to life, I dance to breath, I dance to be free, I dance to be ME.



Name : Alexey Vasilenko, Presenter

Residence : Russia

Why I Groove? : Actually, I can't imagine my life without music and dance, So, this is my way to keep on feeling myself alive and also to set my inner demons (aka emotions) free.

Random fact about Me : Escaped from the home at the age of 16 to see Michael Jackson live on stage (when he came to Russia for the very first time, with Dangerous Tour).

1 Thing on my Bucket List : To see Australia and New Zealand one day.

Favorite Quote : "Anyone can be anything".


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!