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).
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.
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).
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."