Yolanda Pittman-Maloney was born and raised in Chicago. She loved dance as a very little girl and took dance classes at Malcolm X College. Dance is Yolanda’s passion and she has taught many dance techniques such as Latin Dances (Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, Tango, and Merengue), Hip Hop, Afro Carribean, Contemporary Dance, and Musical Theatre.
Yolanda has taught dance to students of all ages, from toddlers to high school students, and has also taught special needs students. Yolanda taught Salsa Dance and Tango at Kenwood Academy High School, and was the Choreographer for Kenwood Academy’s “Dream Girls” production as well as the school’s “Tribute to Motown” production. She also choreographed the Wiz for an Englewood Community.
Yolanda is a choreographer and dancer for Neo Soul-Cuban Artist Laini Marisa. Yolanda danced and choreographed Laini’s first video in January 2013. Yolanda has even been a choreographer for a modeling company. Yolanda loves dance and her mission is to not only make better dancers but to contribute to making better human beings! Yolanda’s motto and mantra to her students is, “Keep It Fierce! Keep it Educated! and Keep it Positive!”