Tampabay Afrofit


kwabena sa-ra,  drummer

Se Pa'm Dance Company proudly introduces Génia Guirand.

Génia  has her degree in Psychology. She currently works as a teacher. She has years of experience as a performer and as an instructor. She was trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and Latin American ballroom prior to traditional African and Afro diasporic dance. She was professionally trained and mentored by Kwame A. Ross in the art of dance and performance, using Afro Cuban, Brazilian, and Haitian music and folktales.  

GÉnia guirand, dancer

The concept of AfroFit is born of the sheer will to promote the contribution of the Afro-Caribbean culture in our world. In an effort to have a collective consciousness of the importance of the intercultural, and inclusive aspect of Afrofit, understanding the mission is primordial; an optimum state of health & wellness for every individual is a right, not a privilege.  There is a multitude of avenues to obtain this level of wellness; Afrofit is one of them.  What sets us apart from the others, is the Afrocentric influence in the approach.  In addition we also want to shed light on the cultural aspect that influences Afrofit's mission.  This mission rests on 3 load bearing pillars; awareness, education & empowerment.  The primary medium for Afrofit to empower  are sessions of afro cardio classes that marry different genre of music & dance styles to create a wonderful way of expression that allows for the discovery and embrace of diversity in the Afrocentric culture.  In return, with consistency in physical activity & a sensible diet, one can observe the different positive changes in body & mind.  Every hour that is spent with Afrofit, burning calories and banking for our health brings us closer to the mission; an optimum state of health & wellness for all.

This journey started in my parents living room… Multiculturalism has always been a standard in my environment. My influences are diverse; born & raised in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) by Canadian-Haitian parents and growing up with an array of different ethnic groups & communities, the world was my everyday.  With this very culturally rich upbringing came a multitude of music and dances that shaped my unique way of expressing myself through dance.    Movement is part of me. I am trained in various types of dances (20 years combined of ballet, jazz & Haitian folklore)  and  extensively trained in one of Kenya's traditional dances, Chakacha, by the world renown choreographer/dancer/instructor Brayo Judah. 

My training in the healthcare field (Bachelor of Science with major in Nursing/ specialized in orthopedic) brings me a unique perspective on the psychological & physical aspects of the human being when motion is encouraged & maintained. 

Last but not least, anyone who knows me can attest that fitness is my other passion! It is part of my natural progression to want to combine all that is positive in my life & share it with as many people as I can; dancing, fitness, investing in health, and doing my part to open the window a little wider on Afrocentric culture. If I can bring awareness, educate & empower one person to pursue their journey & affect others; I’m a happy camper! I am not an island. We are not alone. Let's share each other’s journey to an optimum state of health & wellness!

Meet TampaBay Afrofit's  lead drummer; Nicholas Spivey.  Born in the USA, Nicho was introduced to the art of drumming at a tender age.  He credits his mother for exposing him to a rich musical world that has been his life.  Well versed in multiple type of drumming, Nicho specializes in Djembe, and the various Haitian rhythms.  Nicholas resided in Haiti for many years and became familiar with the different style of drumming specific to Haiti.  His nickname at Se Pa'm Dance Company is "The Translator".  When he drums, you listen. 


alexander spires,  drummer

NICHOLAS SPIVEY, lead drummer

We are proud to have Kwabena Sa-Ra as a new addition in the TampaBay Afrofit Tribe, Se Pa'm Dance company, as a well versed drummer under the leadership of Nicho Spivey.

Meet Natacha Zamor, CEO, Co-founder

3 pillars : Awareness, Education & Empowerment!

Meet Alexander Spires. Born and raised in Tallahassee FL, Alex found his passion for percussion when he was 15 years old. He joined his local school drumline and his range of instruments only grew from there. He is skilled in instruments from marching band percussion to classical percussion. In 2017, he began his journey learning African drums and is continuing his path as a student in the traditional arts of early music.