7 Things You Need to Know about Our Newest in NYC




Our ((305)) fam is always growing, so we wanted to give you NYC junkies a chance to get to know the new gorg' faces you've seen around the studio. Meet Lioness Kalyn, with her wild mane of curls and loud-and-proud personality, and Strength-N-Soul Dionne, whose sense of humor will keep you laughing while you sweat.


Kalyn


Raised by a single mother in a house of two other sisters, Kalyn embodies female independence and power. Originally from out West with half-Colombian roots, Kalyn moved to the Big City to pursue big dreams on stage. In class, Kalyn zeroes in her attention on helping you succeed. You’ll notice her big, encouraging smile beaming across the room as she focuses on each individual with a hyper-intensity.

Kalyn

Best career advice you were given?

Your reputation is your best resume.

If you were a cereal, you would be and why?

Reese's Puffs. We're both so delicious!

TV show you're currently obsessed with?

Mad Men, but I was OBSESSED with Sense 8 when it came out.

If you could be a videogirl in any music video, which rapper would it be for?

Pharrel.

Tell us about your first kiss.

It was the first for both of us. We both had braces. I was so nervous because my sisters were in the next room. He pulled some dorky move, and I loved it.

Your longest friendship ever?

My best man. Riley. We've been friends since high school. He moved to NY before me and when I moved here, he was my anchor. He's incredibly brilliant, creative, loving, and down to earth. Loyal as hell, has a huge heart, and is always working to make the world better.

What's one bad habit you're not looking to change in 2016?

There's a part of me that's like, "You should give up alcohol." And 10 mins later that same part is like, "Yea...that's a dumb idea."

The worst date you've been on? The best?

Worst was with a guy who was trying way too hard, when there was no chemistry. I made up some excuse to bow out early. He tried to kiss me at the train, and I backed out of that too.

For the best, the first that comes to mind was the first date with the guy I'm seeing now. He brought me flowers and made a reservation. We talked a lot, walked, held each other's hand, saw some art, and his kiss before I left was so sweet.


Learn more about Kalyn and schedule a class with her here.




Dionne


Born and raised in ATL, this Southern Kween recently landed in New York City to continue her performing career. You’ll be inspired watching Dionne move with such power and grace. She’ll have you sweating from head-to-toe with her electric, explosive style. When she moves, she is pure heart and soul. You’ll see her singing, laughing, and freely expressing as she leads the room with confidence and power.

dionne


Best career advice you were given?

Always be early. Never be on time. And be thorough and persistent. If you want something, you have to go after it. Nobody is going to give it to you. I have to remind myself this daily.

If you were a cereal, you would be and why?

Captain Crunch WITH Berries because you can never have enough color in your life!

TV show you're currently obsessed with?

I don’t currently own a TV but I always tune into some sort of reality TV when I can, especially Real Housewives of Atlanta because I’m from Atlanta and sometimes I get to see old friends doing big things!

If you could be a videogirl in any music video, which rapper would it be for?

It would definitely be for OutKast because of obvious reasons! I’m from Atlanta, they went to my high school, their music is timeless, and everyone still goes off when "Bombs over Baghdad" comes on!

Tell us about your first kiss.

My real first kiss was in 9th grade(late bloomer) behind a popular pizza joint in Atlanta, Fellini’s. His name was Josh and he was a stagehand for a play that I was in. I was super nervous because he was so dang fine! 

Your longest friendship ever?

My longest friendship ever would have to be with my mother. It sounds cliche but it is so true. We have gotten each other through some pretty rough periods. We provide encouragement for each other. She has literally been there with me every step of the way. She provides a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on when I feel New York is too much to handle. We all we got!

What's one bad habit you're not looking to change in 2016?

Drinking red wine!

The worst date you've been on? The best?

To be honest with you, I’ve never really been on a date. I do, however, take myself on the best dates because I get to do whatever I want. Whether it’s Netflix and Chill or dinner and a movie, I enjoy myself!

Learn more about Dionne and schedule a class with her here.




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