Youth & Teen Program Manager
Telephone: (323) 962-7733
Available thru August 31: Tue and Thu
2:30-5:00; or by email.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Irene
began dancing at the early age of three. Irene studied Modern,
Ballet and Jazz in Argentina and dancing became her passion
throughout her teens. She appeared on television and the stage
before eventually teaching dance.
In 1991 she relocated to Los Angeles.
In 1994, along with co-owner and celebrity dance/aerobics
instructor, MaDonna Grimes, Irene opened her first dance studio in
West Hollywood, California. Within only one year her dance studio
became “the studio of choice” providing celebrities and locals with
the hottest and best instructors and the most innovative classes. In
1997 Irene started a very successful career at Gold's Gym as the
Group Exercise Director overseeing 7 different locations and over
200 instructors all over Southern California. In 2012 Irene decided
to change direction yet again and became the manager of Talent Lab a
kids dance studio in Westlake Village.
Meanwhile Irene's passion for dance
has never stopped, she found herself taking and later assisting Jazz
classes at EDGE. In 1994 she created her Latino Groove class which
has been evolving ever since. Irene has instructed students
worldwide including Japan, Korea, and throughout the United States.
She has been featured in numerous television shows and Magazines.
You can find her teaching her Latin Jazz Fusion class at EDGE and at
the BayClubs around Los Angeles.