Hi, my name is Ayhan Sulu, aka Zumba Sulu. I was born in Berlin, Germany but I grew up in Turkey. I’ve been doing sports and dancing since I was a little child. I started taking part in breakdance and other dance tournaments when I was 8-9 years old. At the age of 15,
I won first place in a major international dance competition and was since then allowed to represent my country abroad. At the age of 16, I had my first major tour across the country. This was followed by one gig after another and during that time I shared the stage with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Lou Bega, Tarkan and many more.
I had the opportunity to work with great choreographers and coaches. Later I started to learn Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts) and quite fast I started to work as an Instructor all around the world. I taught the traditional way of Capoeira and a lot of acrobatic classes.
I have always loved to learn new things and to go beyond my limits! That is why I wanted to share this with others and why I opened my own fitness studio in Turkey when I was 20 years old.
I came back to Germany in 2008 and have been sharing my passion with the world ever since. In 2013, I became a Zumba®️ Instructor and for me this was the beginning of a whole new journey. My job is to make people happy and healthy at once and that is not only a profession it is more like my passion.