Claudia became a Zumba® Fitness Instructor in 2008 and dreamed for many years to have a non profit. In 2017 with the help of a beautiful professional business owner, a young lady that goes by “Pinky”, she received a referral to meet Olga Melo from A-American Financial Services, and the rest is history..
Since 2008, Claudia Scala has been working with many Zumba® Fitness instructors around the World to bring awareness on dental health and braces for a healthier and brighter smile.
Claudia used braces for almost 5 years and had them removed right before her High School Senior photos were taken. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and having crooked teeth meant constant bullying, but Claudia used that in her favor to exceed in her classes and used her own strength to help those who also used to be bullied.
At age 12 Claudia came to Miami on a student visa to live with her aunt, uncle and cousins and immediately was taken to an orthodontist to get braces. Upon returning to her old neighborhood in Brazil, no one could believe the change in her teeth and Claudia was never bullied again.
Everything started by an “AHA” moment during a trip to Manila, Philippines where Claudia went to celebrate her birthday. After a few days of touring, a young lady by the name of “Wenil Buenaflor”, was introduced to Claudia and they immediately became good friends. Claudia noticed that Wenil was in much need of a healthier and brighter smile.
Using her Zumba® Fitness skills, she started having classes at friends’ backyards, parks and living rooms to collect monetary donations and send the donations to Wenil via Western Union. Claudia would like to give a special thank you to Rosanna Lamarche, Carolina Barriga and Maria Amelia Linares-Hemelberg for opening their homes for the beginning of this wonderful journey.
60 minutes of Zumba® classes became 90 minutes of well organized events with more then 15 Zumba® Fitness instructors (Group Leaders), friends and family. As of today we have been blessed with many lifetime memories “Sold Out” events to help young women around the World. Teamwork is the best.