Meet Your Instructors
Justice Park District has an amazing team of qualified program instructors! Here you can find information regarding your program instructors. We are always happy to add more instructors. If you are interested in joining our team please click on the "Employment" Tab and fill out the form.
YOGA Classes - Aneta Trusner
Dance & Cheer; Tumbling
Isabella "Bella" Baranski
Bella has danced for over 7 years and started gymnastics as a toddler! She has been teaching at Justice since the summer of 2021.
She Cheers with Argo High School The team has won the conference championship two years in a row.
Bella also was the Summer Camp Counselor for ages 4-6, our Happy Campers Camp.
Tai Chi - Sifu Patrick Baio
Mr. Baio has been training and practicing for over 50 years. He is a fifth-level Black Sash and has the title of Sifu and Lao Shi.
He has made regular trips to Shanghai to study. He has taught at Daley Community College, Northwestern University's Prentice Women's Hospital, the East Bank Club, Lake Side Athletic Club among many others. He currently teaches at three park districts and has his own private practice.
Aneta is an Experienced - Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT by Yoga Alliance) and a healthy lifestyle advocate. She graduated with M.A. in Education; teaching Polish/English language and started practicing yoga around 2005.
Aneta is trained in traditional Hatha Yoga, Yoga 4 Cancer, and Yoga Nidra. She provides various styles of classes ranging from restorative, beginners, and gentle to more active classes using breath and movement to find stillness and focus. She is big on mindfulness and body awareness.
She teaches public classes at local Park Districts as well as group and private sessions in her yoga room in Willowbrook and Schaumburg under her own company Zestflo, LLC
Happy Feet / Twinkle Toes- Cherie Bennett
"My grandmother was a dancer and she was my inspiration for starting dance."
Miss Cherie began her dance training at the age of 9 at Tip Tap Toe Dance Studio. Training under various teachers including Paulette Mola and an instructor from Hubbard Street Dance Company. Training in tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop. Miss Cherie also took a summer semester of dance at Moraine Valley Community College with dance Instructor Melanie Herman, a former Chicago Honey Bear. Miss Cherie was a teacher at Tip Tap Toe for 11 years and taught at Bridgeview Park District for 17 years including instructing dance birthday parties, Pleasant Dale Park District and Palos Heights Park District, teaching Preschoolers, through adult age as well as a variety of Parent/tot classes and childcare. Miss Cherie participated in a dance - off with Debbie Allen in Chicago.
Chess - Rudra Patel
Rudra has been playing Chess competitively for five years.
He played with the Argo High School Chess Team. Rudra is a 4-time Illinois State Final Player. He has won numerous medals and trophies.