Ayanna Lee-Rivears is a dancer, Socacize™/fitness instructor, teacher and choreographer. She started dancing at the age of 12 with Ballet Jordan in Toronto, where she was trained in ballet, modern, and jazz.
As a native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ayanna was interested in learning the dance styles practiced in that particular country. With a threshold of confidence, Ayanna ventured to Caribbean Folk Performers where she was exposed to indigenous Caribbean, African and Modern Contemporary dance styles. During this time she established a reputation as “Limbo Dancer Extraordinaire” which has in turn, led her to tour extensively in the USA, Virgin Islands, Asia, Canada and the Caribbean. She has also opened for Destiney’s Child with the Boom Tang Boys at the Royal Thompson Hall.
After completing the Fitness Instructor Certified Program at Canadian Fitness Profession (Can-Fit-Pro) Ayanna started “Socacize™ to promote a fun way to exercise with a combination of dance moves, weight and strength training. She works closely with various fitness centres (Premier Fitness, Flirty Girls, etc.), corporate companies, recreation centres, schools, and dance companies. Ayanna currently conducts these spirited and energetic classes throughout the GTA.