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).
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.
April Rose (Austin)- BDSS. Holds a M.A. (Culture & Performance) & a BA (Dance) from UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures/Dance Dept. Dedicated to bringing into bellydance the theoretical, historical, & compositional knowledge she has gained in her academic study & to helping people understand the potential bellydance has for thoughtful self expression, community formation, & challenging of social convention. Certified Hot Pot Improvisational Tribal Style instructor.