Meet Our Teachers
We at Jitterbugs are very proud of our highly experienced and qualified staff of teachers! We are confident that these lovely ladies will not only keep your little ones entertained and smiling throughout class, but also stimulate their cognitive, communication, motor and social skills too!
Emily Beavers, Director and Teacher
Hello, 你好, Hallo, こんにちは, Salut, Ciao, 안녕하세요, Hola Jitterbugs families! I’m Emily, and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to run Jitterbugs and keep such a wonderful program thriving in our community! I am from the U.S. and have lived in Shanghai with my husband for 5 years now. Our 1st little Jitterbug is over a year old now and is a regular at our French Concession classes! I have a Masters degree in Education and have been a teacher for 10 years, having taught all ages from birth to 8th grade. I’m so happy to be teaching little ones again and look forward to getting to know all of you and your precious babes!
Lindsey Fine, French Concession Class Teacher
Hi Shanghai families! My name is Lindsey and I am originally from the U.S., but have been living and teaching in Shanghai for the last seven years. Before moving to this vibrant city, I spent three years teaching on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. I have a Master’s degree in Education and truly believe that the best and most memorable kind of learning happens when we’re having fun! My sons are three and six months and I love singing and dancing to the Jitterbugs music with them. I’m so happy to be a part of the Jitterbugs team!
Tania Blatti, Jingqiao Class Teacher
Hello fabulous Jingqiao families! I am looking forward to teaching Jitterbugs at the new Ambassy Club Pudong venue. I have been living in Shanghai for almost two years with my husband and two children, aged 3.5 and 16 months. I have a Bachelor and Masters degree in Education and have worked in schools in Australia, Dubai and South Korea. Since moving to China, I have enjoyed being a stay at home mum! I am passionate about teaching and learning and enjoy nurturing children’s curiosity and exploration of the world during their early years. I am excited to be apart of your precious child’s journey to learn and explore the world with joy during our classes!!!
Ximena Azaro, French Concession, Jinqiao and Lujiazui Class teacher
Hello! My name is Ximena and I’m so excited to be a part of the Jitterbugs team. I was born in Mexico and all of my life I’ve been involved in artistic projects. After I earned my Bachelor Degree in performing arts, dancing became part of my daily life. My philosophy of life is that art can change the world, and kids are the future, so working with them has been the best experience of my artistic life. I have taught a wide range of children’s classes involving dance and am ready to sing, dance and enjoy this amazing class with you all!
Serena Fudio, French Concession Class Teacher
Hi there! I am Serena and I am super excited to join the Jitterbugs family. I am originally from Italy but I have been living in Shanghai for the last 10 years. I am a mum of a beautiful girl, a wife and a certified yoga teacher. After earning my Masters degree in Psychology in Italy I finally found my way to teaching little ones. Having already been a part of Jitterbugs as a mum with my little one, I am really looking forward to leading the classes of fun, dance, music and movement!
Karla Del Bosque, Hongqiao and Jingan Class teacher
Hi, my name is Karla and I am very happy to be part of the incredible team of Jitterbugs. I’m from Mexico, where I graduated in Business Management. I have been in Shanghai for two and a half years with my husband and our two wonderful children. During my life I have had the opportunity to work on several occasions with small children enjoying and learning from them. I am very excited to meet all of your little ones and enjoying a class full of music and happy faces.