Lily Shepard

Founder of Body Bloom ATX / Dance Instructor

Born and raised in Rochester NY, Lily Shepard is a graduate of School of the Arts and holds a bachelor's degree in dance from SUNY Brockport. She is also an AFAA certified group fitness instructor. She spent 11 years in Las Vegas where she danced alongside Beyoncé at the Billboard Awards, and was a cast member of multiple productions on the Vegas Strip. She now resides in Austin, Texas and is the creator of Twerk N Burn™ and the founder of Body Bloom ATX, a wellness lifestyle company.

Twerk N Burn™ was created out of a need for authenticity in dance fitness. Lily wanted participants to get a hardcore workout but also do movements that feel familiar and fun. She wanted to create a safe space for women to express their confidence, sass and sensuality without being in a nightclub environment. What started as a class of 4 women has now grown to TnB events of over 50 people of all shapes, sizes, genders, races fitness levels and backgrounds coming together to get active, cut loose, socialize and form community.