After taking her first Zumba class in 2008, Yulissa Arescurenaga knew she had found her life’s passion.
The 24-year-old California native has Down syndrome, but Yulissa was determined to reach her goals.
In 2012, Yulissa achieved her dream of becoming a licensed Zumba instructor. She is the first person with Down syndrome to be a certified Zumba instructor.
Yulissa is considered an inspiration to those with Down syndrome and autism. Yulissa shows that with hard work and dedication you can achieve any goal.