Charlene Dipaola, founder and CEO

In 2016, Charlene got diagnosed with PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome). The short explanation is she has high testosterone, at risk for diabetes and infertility. Regular workouts and a diet with low sugar are recommended for women with PCOS. This became a turning point in her life. Read the full story HERE.After a 12+ career in online user acquisitions and analytics, she decided to quit her full time job and follow her passion in dance and fitness. This is how Hip Shake Fitness was born. She saw the need for an online community that uses dance as a vehicle for a healthier lifestyle.Prior to Hip Shake Fitness, Charlene was the Sr. Director of Data and Growth at SpinMedia. She has worked with brands such as LA Times, CNN, Spin Magazine and Celebuzz.  She is also an adjunct professor of Digital Analytics at UCLA.
Song that always makes me dance: WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance
Paul Wie

Paul Wie, Scriptwriter Lead – Video Team

Paul is a filmmaker who has created ads and videos for brands such as Sony, Nike, and Doritos. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he worked at NBC Universal and various production companies while honing his craft in writing and directing. Paul is an avid cinephile, soccer fan, and traveler. Check out his Vimeo and Tumblr pages.
Song that always makes me dance: Any song by Drake
Ben Lioe

Ben Lioe, Camera Lead – Video Team

A Los Angeles based director and producer who works on everything from commercials to documentaries. I am the male version of a crazy cat lady. Check out his work on his website
Song that always makes me dance: ABBA – Dancing Queen
Sebastian Chedal

Sebastian Chedal, Engineering Lead

Sebastian Chedal builds and takes care of our technology. He is half French, half American and well traveled. He runs a comprehensive web development agency called Fountain City Productions that has been in business since 1998. Beyond Fountain City, Sebastian keeps himself busy running a second company producing digital games and mobile apps.
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Anne Marie Iniguez, Community Manager

Actor, dancer, singer & dog-mom. When she is not on stage, Anne is tackling the social media world one post at a time. She has been in many children’s theatre productions all around Los Angeles and aspires to one day have her own company that uses theatre & dance to educate kids everywhere. Dancing has always been a big part of her life. One favorite childhood memory she has was doing improv choreography to popular hits while her friends follow along behind her. She is thrilled to be part of the Hip Shake Fitness movement!
Song that always makes me dance: Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Anjali Nath

Anjali Nath, Shoot Manager

Born and raised in Manhattan, Anjali relocated to Echo Park in 2016 after graduating from Northwestern University’s Theatre program. She currently works as an assistant at Diablo Entertainment, a genre-focused indie film production company based in Hollywood. She is thrilled to be the newest addition to the Hip Shake Fitness production team.
Song that always makes me dance: Prince – Kiss