Also on these boards
Cecilia- former BDSS. Danced with Jillina’s Sahlala Dancers. Owner of Jade Designs, a bellydance costume company.
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).
Aziza- Her musicality, creativity & training allow her to fully inhabit the dance, simultaneously capturing a range of emotion & intensity of expressive movement - subtle yet intense, fluid yet strong, poetic & powerful. She continually seeks inspiration as she travels the world, discovering new & revisiting familiar movement forms, always presenting material that is fresh & exciting.
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).
Asharah (San Fransisco)- Internationally known for her strong technique, dramatic fusion of tribal & cabaret belly dance, tough but compassionate teaching style, & her dedication to raising professional & artistic standards in belly dance. She is dedicated to educating dancers about the history & culture of the Middle East & the evolution & roots of belly dance, as well as fostering creativity & individuality in every dancer. She holds a B.A. from Princeton in Near Eastern Studies.
Colleena Shakti (India)- Odissi, Rajasthani, & Indian Fusion Belly Dance. Founded Shakti School of Dance within a historical Vishnu temple in the holy town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. This school offers intensive training and drop in classes in Odissi classical dance, special workshops in Belly Dance and various Rajasthani folk dances.