her story

Gladys Duarte

BUTI Yoga Instructor


a little bit about me

Gladys Duarte began classical ballet training at the age of nine as a student at the Elementary School of Ballet and continued her professional dance training at the ENA National School of Art, where she performed as the first soloist dancer at “The Parisien” Hotel Nacional de Cuba.  As an adult, she has taken her passion for dance and movement to include certifications in Zumba, Buti Yoga, Thai Yoga, Pilates, massage therapy and Thai massage.  Most recently, Gladys started “Functional Movement by Gladys,” where she combines her years of knowledge and expertise to offer a variety of fitness classes and services to residents in Aruba.  Gladys was born and raised in Cuba, has two daughters and loves spending time on the beach with her two dogs.

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