Leadership

Judi Sheppard Missett

Judi Sheppard Missett, founder and chief executive officer of Jazzercise, Inc., has turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon. A fitness advocate and aerobic dance pioneer for more than 40 years, she continues to break new ground in the industry through innovative class formats, exciting customer/instructor conventions, and broad-reaching community service programs. In addition to serving as CEO of her international franchise business, Judi oversees more than 7,800 instructors and employs 260 support personnel from Jazzercise, Inc.’s Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters. Judi continues to teach Jazzercise classes, choreograph new routines every 10 weeks for franchised instructors to teach, and star in Jazzercise home DVD workouts and “Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch,” a professionally produced, half-hour workout program designed specifically for Public Access cable stations.
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Shanna Missett Nelson

For more than three decades, Shanna Missett Nelson has witnessed the explosion of the dance-fitness industry from a front row seat. She watched her mother, Judi Sheppard Missett, light the spark and fuel the fire to create Jazzercise, the international dance fitness franchise. Shanna began her Jazzercise career as a star performer in Junior Jazzercise and catapulted thereafter when she became a certified instructor; media spokesperson; role model for Jazzercise Japan; Junior Jazzercise Coordinator; and VP of International Operations. Today Shanna serves as President of Jazzercise, Inc., and together with Judi, she manages the general direction of the company and helps to oversee the Jazzercise Management Team.
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