| Dancer | Choreographer | Zumba® Fitness |
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Who is GiGi Tonye’?

Tonye' (Tamunotonye) means;

"God's will", "God's desire and purpose",

"favour from God."

Garley ‘GiGi Tonye' Briggs is best known for being the ‘HIGH ENERGY’ dancer, choreographer and Zumba® fitness instructor in Chicago! This Nigerian-American, Chicago native, has over ten years of healthcare and professional dance experience. She has a Masters in Health Administration and holds a plethora of knowledge in health and wellness! Her dance background has gained her features with The Steve Harvey Show, WGN, ABC 7 News, Chicago Bulls Challenge, The Black Ensemble Theater ‘Plays with A Purpose’ 2017/2018 Season, TD Jakes Potters House Church ‘ALIVE’ Dance Conference, Common & Kanye West Music Video ‘The Corner, Flash Mob America New York, John Ruffin’s Theater 47 , CANTV, Shuree Rivera 'Freedom' Music Video, Jossie Thacker, Millenium Park ‘Summer Workouts’, COLLABORACTION and many more!

She is the Owner and Founder of GiGi Tonye’ Arts & Fitness, an innovative new mobile dance & fitness studio in Chicago. Scholarship winner of the notable Dance To Learn® Chicago Ambassador Certification, awardee of The Spirit of Excellence for Choreography and Dance Instruction Award from nationally known Ladies of Virtue Chicago, committee board member for the American Diabetes Association, member of the National Dance Education Organization and the creator of the #Dance4OurLives movement.


Her Brand Story

 GiGi Tonye’s brand of wellness and purpose was born in January 2017. After going through life struggling with low self esteem, depression, suicide attempts, dysfunctional upbringing, abuse, poor health, bullying & community violence, loss of purpose and direction in life; faith, fitness, dance & performing arts helped GiGi Tonye’ discover her God given purpose. GiGi Tonye’ brand focuses on using her story to build and uplift all individuals through dance and their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle through Zumba® fitness.

She currently holds Zumba® workshops and classes throughout Chicago. She teaches dance and choreography to youth and adults of various skill levels; such as Jazz, Basic Ballet, Hip Hop, African Dance, Latin Dance, Creative Movement, Musical Theater, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Sorority and Fraternity Style Stepping for all ages!  She also promotes peace and socially healthy communities through her #Dance4OurLives movement, which focuses on providing safe and creative dance outlets for Chicago youth on Chicago Most Violent Holiday weekends, Memorial Day. Her brand believes that anyone can achieve wellness through dance!