Since Mar 2009


Hi everyone!  You can view my class schedule under the purple "classes" tab.  Please note that I also often have Sunday Zumba(R) Master Classes; to be notified, please email me at so that I may add you to my email list.  Also, if you would like to host me for a Zumba(R) Master Class outside of NYC, please email me and my manager Edmee at and  Thank you!  I hope to see you in one of my Zumba(R) classes very soon :)

In addition to teaching Zumba(R) classes weekly, I am the Zumba(R) Education Specialist (ZES) for NYC and a STRONG BY ZUMBA(R) Master trainer .   You can check out to register for my Zumba(R) Basic1 and B2 Instructor Trainings if you would like to become licensed to teach this program. To become a STRONG BY ZUMBA(R) INSTRUCTOR PLEASE VISIT for TRAINING SITES AND DATES.

What's my background?
Originally from Cyprus, Irena Meletiou has rendered her own unique style and vision, which is sought after by celebrities to recording artists to royalty.  She has danced and assisted choreography for Chris Willis, was a featured dancer in VH1's reality show with Salt-N-Peppa; danced at KTU's Beatstock, and has been featured in music videos with known artists such as Mary J Blige.  She received formal training at Alvin Ailey, Ballet Arts, and Broadway Dance Center and is certified in Zumba(R) Basic 1, Zumba(R) Basic 2, Catwalk Confidence, ISTD Modern, and Masala Bhangra.  Currently teaching at Z Club NY, Equinox, Reebok Sports Club, Sports Club /LA, New York Sports Clubs, and running her own Zumba(R) classes and Zumba(R) Master Classes, Irena has created a huge following with over 4,000 students on her mailing list and is considered one of the most motivational, successful, and talented Zumba(R) instructors in NYC.  She brings passion into every class and client she works with because Irena truly cares about each client's potential and growth, stressing the correct form and areas in which to improve for all of her Zumba(R) and STRONG BY ZUMBA(R) clients.  Irena is honored to be selected as New York ZES (TM)(Zumba Education Specialist), in which she is training and licensing New York Zumba(R) instructors. Her recent additional position as a STRONG BY ZUMBA(R) MASTER TRAINER and an International  presenter makes Irena Meletiou a mentor and educator for both programs.


  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Orlando Convention 2015Orlando Convention 2015
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2015
  • Zumba Wear Insider 2 StarZumba Wear Insider 2 Star
    Zumba® Wear Insider 2 Star
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012