Cecilia- former BDSS. Danced with Jillina’s Sahlala Dancers. Owner of Jade Designs, a bellydance costume company.
Amar Gamal (MA)- former BDSS. Trained at Miami’s Mideastern Dance Exchange under Tamalyn Dallal. Attended the New World School of the Arts High School (1st/only student to audition w/ bellydance & get accepted into dance program). Studies Ballet, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Tap & Afro-Cuban dance. Ms. America & Ms. World of the bellydance; winner of Bellydance Break Beats Competition LA. Certified in Dancing through Pregnancy & Zumba Basics; B.S. & A.S. degrees in Psychology.
Aubre Hill (LA)- former BDSS. International star, master teacher & choreographer with training in Raks Sharqi, Fusion, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Pilates, & Folk dance. She is the artistic director of the Lumina Bellydance Co (known for their Fosse fusion work & other diverse stylings) & the new group Qabila Folkdance Company (focusing on folk dances of the Arab world).
Elizabeth Strong (Oakland)- After receiving B.A. in History, studied dance in Bulgaria, Tunisia, Greece, Morocco, Egypt & Turkey. Toured w/ Bellydance Superstars & worked w/ Z. Jakes, R. Brice, J. Parker, D. Cantrell, M. Betz, M. Love, J. Carlano, Ariellah, S. Emanuel, & S. Kihara. Performs with Brass Menazeri and Fishtank Ensemble, & musicians such as Faisal Zeidan & Rumen Sali Shopov. Teaches & performs internationally as a solo artist, with Bellydance Evolution, & w/ Beats Antique.
Carolena Nericcio (San Francisco)- creator of American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance. ATS movements are inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East & India. ATS is a method of improvisational choreography, using a vocabulary of natural movements and cues allowing the dancers to communicate via gesture when dancing together. Currently, Carolena directs FatChanceBellyDance & masterminds the business side of Nakarali (wearable art that represents the tribal essence).