"Thank you Ayanna! I'm having sooooooooooo much fun in your socacize class!! Absulutely love it! You've got a permanent client (me)!!!.

Your energy and love for the class is what drive us:)!.........also the sound of the Caribbean music brings off nuff energy.

Count me in for the next session. ( maybe I will purchase a annual pass)!........"

- Denise Thompson Trust Accountant
Global Funds Services Canada



Ayanna Lee-Rivears is a dancer, Socacize™/aerobics 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 Roy 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.

Highlights of Performances

USA:

  • Opening of the Yankees baseball game with Donell Jones at theYankee Stadium - New York
  • Soca Explosion at Madison Square Gardens

Canada:

  • Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto
  • Opening act with the Boom Tang Boys for a Destiny’s
    Child concert at the Roy Thompson Hall
  • Block Buster dance premier of the Lion’s King
    “Simba’s Pride” as Simba
  • Annual Dance Immersion at the Du Maurier Theatre
  • Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
  • Harbourfront Hot and Spicy festival
  • Angostura Limbo Representative

Asia:

  • Chinese New Year with Caribana Committee in Hong Kong

Caribbean:

  • Dance festival in Venezuela
  • Guadeloupe Dance Festival
  • Independence Parade in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad