Cristiane Ripari is a professional dance instructor, performer and choreographer from São Paulo, Brazil, with more than 12 years experience in Brazilian Dance. She was a house dancer for famous places in São Paulo like Lambar, Mistura Brasileira and Cabral, as well performed with many Brazilian Bands. Cristiane has a Bachelors degree in journalism and works for sports TV Shows and Magazines. Traveling around the world to cover events and performing,
she mixes her two professions in a unique and very successful way. For the past three years, Cristiane has been
teaching at the University of Notre Dame and other renowned venues in the United States. With knowledge in Mixed
Martial Arts she teaches Ultimate Cardio Classes for adults (that includes Muay Thai, Boxing, Step, Capoeira, Ab
Workouts and Stretching) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu for kids. Providing the students with her refined teaching skills
and lots of energy, she transforms a boring workout into an enjoyable and result satisfying activity.
Work Experience – United States
* TEACHING BRAZILIAN DANCE AND ULTIMATE CARDIO CLASSES
2003 - Present - University of Notre Dame - 100 Rolfs Sports Recreational Center Notre Dame IN
tel: (574) 631-0584 - Bill Reagan - www.nd.edu
2004 - Present - Fit Stop Aerobics and Fitness Center - 51050 Bittersweet, Granger, IN
tel: (574)272-2222 - Chris Heick
2004 - 2005 - Stanley Clark School - 3123 Miami Street, South Bend, IN
tel: (574) 291-4200 - Jim Tallman - www.stanleyclark.org
2004 - 2005 - Saint Mary's College - Regina Hall, IN
tel: (574) 284-5256 Lauren Sabina - www.saintmarrys.edu
2004 - 2005 - Penn Harris Madison School Corp - Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN
tel: (574) 258-9568 - Jenny
Forkner - www.phm.k12.in.us
2003 - 2005 - YMCA - 1201 Northside Blvd, South Bend, IN
tel: (574) 287-9622 - Andre Cotton - www.michianaymca.org
2003 - 2005 - Pinnacle Athletic Club - 205 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN
tel: (574) 255-8080 - Alan Loyd - www.pinnacleathleticclub.net
* TEACHING JIU-JITSU FOR CHILDREN:
2005 - Present - Trap Academy - 2437 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka, IN
tel: (574) 254-9100 - Wally Hollen - www.trapacademy.com
1993 - Present - Journalist - working for Television, Radio and several Magazines, as a reporter, Press Assistant, Photographer and Writer.
Knowledge in soccer rules. Graduated referee course in the Federação Paulista de Futebol (São Paulo Soccer Federation) and worked with some matches as assistant-referee.
Knowledge in jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts and muay thai, I practiced and competed in martial arts and have contact with many professional athletes internationally.
Participation in Martial arts competitions as ring girl.
Participation in a television show like WWF as a fighter "Gigantes do Ringue."
1990-1993 - Bachelor's degree in Journalism - Faculdade de Comunicação Social Cásper Líbero - São Paulo Brazil (University of Social Communication) - MTB nº 24.269 (professional register).