Egyptian | 46201
Belly dancing since 2004 has been a joy and a privilege to Jamila. Trained in traditional and modern Egyptian styles as well as Lebanese, American Cabaret, Greek and Turkish, Jamila has a unique and beautiful approach to this ancient art form. She applies her amalgamation to traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music in addition to blues, rock and metal genres.
Initially learning from Layla Lee & Rada Burns in Chicago, Jamila’s passion for music and the dance has led her to travel and train all over the country. She’s been honored with instruction from many belly-dance greats like Dina of Egypt, Zahra Zuhair, Ansuya, Suhaila Salimpour, Amanda Rose, Sadie Marquardt and many others. In 2010, she became certified in Ansuya’s Cabaret style and currently undertakes a mentorship with Zahra Zuhair.
Specializing in improvisation, Jamila has many times been featured with local Indiana bands like Black Stone Ritual, Il Troubadore and the East-West Music Group. She’s also shared the same stage with the Yuval Ron Ensemble, Unida, YOB & The Earthlings.
In recent years, Jamila’s featured her choreographed pieces with the Bellydance Superstars Club Bellydance, The Carmel International Arts Festival and benefits for Meals on Wheels and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Currently you can find Jamila teaching at her studio near downtown Indianapolis and performing at various restaurants, fairs, festivals, weddings and more all over the metro Indianapolis area. She gives lectures at colleges, workshops for dance organizations and presentations at trade shows.
For Jamila, the greatest satisfaction comes from teaching a wide-range of students from many age brackets, genders and walks of life. Her favorite thing is how all students come as a seed and watching them bloom into beautiful trees and flowers as they learn to develop movements and grow with grace; this is a priceless reward.
American Cabaret, Egyptian | 35209
Aziza has taught and perfomed Egyptian Classic Middle Eastern Belly Dance for more than 40 years in and around the Birmingham, Alabama USA area. During this time, she traveled to Egypt to study under the legendary Nagwa Fouad. While in Cairo, Egypt, Aziza participated in the first belly dance contest held for non-Egyptian dancers which was judged by Ms. Fouad as well as her fellow Egyptian dance superstar, Sohair Zaki, and Aziza won first place. The tour of Egypt and contest which featured performers from the United States was featured in a segment of ABC’s “20/20″.
She also performed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL for Prince Fahad of Saudi Arabia at a banquet he held for dignitaries at the base before his return to Saudi Arabia.
She also traveled and performed with the Birmingham-based Greek band, The Spartans, who entertained Greek audiences in the Southeast.
Aziza has also studied with American dance legends Dahlena, Cassandra, Dalilah, and Ibrahim Farrah as well as Egyptian masters Mahmoud Reda, Raqia Hassan and Mohamad Khalil. She has performed throughout the southeast for both American, Greek and Middle Eastern sponsored events.
Aziza has been featured many times in Dance Publications around the U.S. Read the History as told by Aziza, Middle East in the South East from Caravan Dance Magazine, and Dancer Spotlight from “Joy of Belly Dancing.”
Tribal, Tribal Fusion | 36801
With her unique style and incredible talent, Arianna’s performances are mesmerizing. Her fluid movement and precise technique stems from over a decade of study of numerous belly dance styles. Arianna is an instructor and performer is the founder and director of Village Plains Tribal Fusion in Auburn, AL. As one of the first instructors and performers in the Auburn area, she is a trailblazer for the dance in her community. Arianna strives to share this art form with everyone and continues to learn every day. Her dance is an expression of her passion of her art and her own spiritual journey.
American Tribal Style (ATS) | 55901
Terri has channeled her life-long passion for study of dance to create a dance experience just for you. Whether you take a class, schedule a workshop or book a party, Terri will make sure that your experience is fabulous.
During her years as Executive Director of several Rape Crisis and Women’s Centers in Tennessee, Ohio and North Carolina, she learned the importance of service for and acceptance of all women. You will find this attitude in all of her classes with individual attention, small class sizes and welcoming style. It doesn’t matter if you have danced before or always considered yourself to have “two left feet”. You will feel welcome and find your inner dancing queen at Third Eye Tribal.
In 2002, Terri suffered a head injury at a fundraiser for her nonprofit. It was a freak accident that changed her life completely. During her rehabilitation, her physical therapist suggested that she take a dance class to help in the recovery. She found a local belly dance teacher in North Carolina (Aziza Fadwa) and the journey began.
Because of this experience, you will find compassionate acceptance of injury, chronic illness, life transitions, lack of coordination or any other potential obstacle that has kept you from exercise or self expression. All belly dance classes offer gentle, non-impact aerobic exercise.
Comraderie at Third Eye Belly DanceIf you are looking for performance opportunities or performers for your event, you can find student troupes and professional troupes at Third Eye Tribal. Sadiya is the Director of and performs locally with Third Eye Tribal. She is also the Director of Darshana Tribal, a group comprised of dancers from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Her studio troupe, Deosil is also available to add extra performers for your event. You can hire an individual dancer or a group for your party. You can even book a party for your children to learn hula, belly dance or experience the Indian art of henna.
Terri has studied with many of the best teachers in the world representing a variety of styles including classical Egyptian, Turkish, Indian, Tribal Fusion, American Tribal Style® and American Belly Dance. This commitment to excellence ensures that you are receiving the best dance instruction from a well trained professional in her field. Terri is licensed to teach Zumba Basic and Zumbatomic (Zumba for kids). She has also received her certification to instruct American Tribal Style® dance and has been accepted to be a prestigious “Sister Studio” to FatChanceBellyDance® in San Francisco. She is the first belly dance instructor in Rochester and one of only four in MN to receive a comprehensive training and certification to teach belly dance.
Director Shay Moore has been teaching and performing bellydance in Seattle and around the nation for over ten years. She was the first instructor to receive dual teaching certifications in both the Gypsy Caravan and ATS® formats, which combined with her background in cabaret and folkloric styles, allowed her to develop a signature blended style of tribal fusion which she continues to build upon today. She has directed multiple nationally acclaimed performance troupes, and teaches popular weekly classes in the Seattle area. Shay has had the honor of being hosted as a featured instructor and performer at some of the largest tribal bellydance festivals in the world, including Tribal Fest, Tribal Revolution,Tribal Quest Northwest, and 3rd Coast Tribal. In 2007, her work was internationally recognized when Shay was nominated Instructor of the Year in the Zaghareet Magazine people’s choice awards, alongside Carolena Nericcio.
Fusion | 19103
Sherrilyn’s lengthy history of dance training and performance began with jazz, tap, and modern. Then she added fusion bellydance to the mix, melding her background in other dance styles with her newer training in American, Egyptian, and Turkish bellydance technique. This was followed by training in west African and hip-hop, all while maintaining her interest in jazz, tap, modern, and bellydance.
Now Sherrilyn is a true fusion dancer, performing and teaching a mix of bellydance, tap, jazz, modern, west African, and hip-hop. In additional to solo and duet work with Krista Sassani, she is a Core Facilitation Team member in PURE Philadelphia.
Fusion | 19123
My obsession with belly dance began at seven years old when I was taken to a Moroccan restaurant and adoringly glared at the “sparkly” dancer. I was gifted with a private lesson and the love affair with the dance genre was born. I then made my own costumes, putting on shows for family, and promised myself I would someday become a belly dancer. After only several classes with a belly dance instructor while in college, I was asked to train professionally. After studying traditional styles of the Middle East, I have now adapted my own personal style to reflect the tradition juxtaposed with many years of formal Western dance training. I teach many classes within the Philadelphia area and perform as much as possible. Enjoy my unique fusion of belly dance!
Fusion | 08009
Kelebek Beyaz is a Fantasy Fusion Belly Dance artist based in southern New Jersey. Her specialty is combining classic Cabaret and Tribal Belly Dance with Latin, Hip hop, Broadway, and Burlesque styles to create stunning fantasy performances that titillate the senses. She is known for her technique, her story telling abilities, and one of a kind, show-stopping costumes. Kelebek has studied with top local and internationally re-known instructors since 2006 including Artemis Mourat, Belladonna, and Tempest. Kelebek teaches weekly Beginners and Intermediate belly dance classes and in Berlin New Jersey. She also offers private lessons and workshops.
American Cabaret | 98406
The talented Kat is a belly dance professional of many talents. She dances, teaches, and produces belly dance shows in Tacoma, WA. She is known for her lovely stage presence, where she dances with humor, style, and grace. Audiences are especially delighted when she dances with her very talented dance partner Antonio, the famous belly dancing boa.
Kat has trained intensively for over 6 years with Washington State’s finest dancers. She strives for excellence in technique and precision, and is well known for her dramatic showmanship. Kat’s dedication has been recognized by many in her audiences as well as judges at regional belly dance competition. She is honored to have accumulated a remarkable list of titles at competitions such as Belly Dancer USA, La Danse Orientale’, and International Ambassador of Belly Dance Competition.
Kat also produces multiple belly dance shows. Her monthly hafla, the Tacoma Belly Dance Revue, showcases dancers from the Pacific Northwest and is now into a successful 2nd year. She has also hosted “Homes for the Holiday’s” an animal rescue benefit and “Fables”, an extraordinary collection of fairytales represented by belly dancers.
In addition to dance, Kat hosts a podcast called, “Shut Up! and Shimmy!” It is a free interview show dedicated to belly dance education and advice. Through this effort Kat is able to honor and memorialize the dancing careers of local dancers each week. And you can listen to the podcast at http://www.suaspodcast.com
Vikki Gale has been a professional tribal style belly dancer since 2000. She is drawn to tribal style because she enjoys the spontaneity of the dance along with the camaraderie that is shared between dancers. She is currently co-director of Hipnosis, director of student troupe Daughters of the Hip, owner of Tribal Bellies Dance Studio where she teaches improv tribal and tribal fusion classes, and can be seen dancing regularly at Samarkand Restaurant in Feasterville, PA.