55: Ilyse Baker on persevering through dance


Welcome to the Peaceful Power Podcast I’m your host Andrea Claassen. Today I will be talking with Ilyse Baker on persevering through dance.

In today’s conversation Ilyse discusses how at the age of 14 months a drunk driver hit their family car and her parents were told she would never walk again. Not only did she prove the doctors wrong she has made dancing her profession. Ilyse has a ton of advice & knowledge for those wanting to achieve their dreams. She left the comforts of her home on the east coast to try her dancing career in LA.  Needless to say it has worked for her. She has many dvds, a clothing line, and teaches pop up dance classes throughout the country. She is such an inspiration that I’m excited to bring you gals this amazing woman’s story.


Ilyse Baker a woman whose personality is as contagious and charismatic as her enthusiasm for fitness and dance. With celebrity devotees, including LeAnn Rimes, and as the creator of the dance fitness program Dancinerate®, Ilyse Baker is one of the most sought after dance instructors in America and a recent cover girl for American Fitness magazine. Her dance inspired fitness videos will shake up any workout and burn major calories.  Based in Los Angeles, Ilyse travels the World showing people the power of expressing themselves through dance movement and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the fitness industry like Weight Watchers and Reebok, just to name a few. Ilyse’s programs have caught the media’s attention where she has been featured on EXTRA, FOX’s Everyday Denver, Access Hollywood, CBS Talk Philly and in Us Weekly, SELF Magazine, and SHAPE.com. Never one to stand still for too long, Ilyse has developed a branded line of women’s tank tops and tees based upon her favorite sayings while teaching like #YoullThankMELater and Leave It On the Dance Floor. With a passion to help “anybody that comes to me” and praised as a trainer “like no other,”

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Topics Discussed

  • Upbringing with dance
  • Advice for staying accountable for your dreams
  • Why dance is such a key element to fitness routines
  • How to follow your dreams no matter your circumstances
  • Believing in yourself

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Take more time for you this week & do something outside of your comfort zone.

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