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.
Blue Lotus Tribe (Chicago)- These dancers have mastered the art of both fusion choreography & tribal improvisation, having created their format with inspirations from all over the dance world. Each director of Blue Lotus Tribe is also accomplished in the art of Egyptian style bellydance. Blending Egyptian technique, composition, & musicality with the tribal movements, music, & aesthetic, Blue Lotus Tribe has successfully created their own twist on tribal: "Egypto-tribal fusion bellydance."
Asima/Linda Sarantis (Bay City/Saginaw, MI) takes you to the dark side and back with her urban fusion style of belly dance that can captivate and inspire even the most conventional mind. Conversely, Asima keeps herself grounded to the traditional with her passion for the folkloric and earthy form of belly dance.