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About Us

World Fitness Dance Academy has been a cornerstone in the community since 2014, providing dance and fitness classes online and in-person to youth and senior citizens, improving their daily lives and leading to a vibrant lifestyle. WFDA incorporates regular dance fitness, strength training, and proper nutrition to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, to improve the quality of life, offering a gateway to a successful health journey. Our goal is to impact the lives of those we serve.  

Licensed Minister, Dancer, Fitness Coach, Inspirational Speaker

 Mrs. Cynthia

Mrs. Cynthia Thomas-Rustin is an extraordinary dance teacher and Licensed Minister that exemplifies authentic leadership in and out of the studio. Cynthia began dancing at the age of 3yrs old, beating pots in pans in her Grandmothers yard in Caroline County. She serves the community with 25+ years of experience as a personal trainer, fitness coach, and dance teacher. Traveled extensively as a principal dancer with the Harry Bryce Dance Theatre and is a former Robert Pemberton Dance Company member. She studied Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham's dance and movement techniques at the Harry Bryce Dance Theater. 

Cynthia is the Dance Ambassador of the National Dance Foundation for VA and the President of RVA Youth and Seniors in Motion Non-Profit Organization. Cynthia is Richmond, Virginia's longest-running African American women-based business dedicated to training and encouraging students and professionals, including assisting National Recording Artist Earnest Pugh, appearing on Bobby Jones Gospel, and hosting the TV Program "Gospel Dance at its Best" CW Network.

As a Dance Fitness Teacher and amongst childhood obesity and co-workers in the school system with diabetes and heart disease, my purpose became addressing these issues, saving lives, and providing services to educate and promote a healthier lifestyle.​​​