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Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman
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Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman is the dynamic founder of the worldwide dance phenomenon called American Tribal Style® Dance. An early fascination of permanent body adornment lead 8-year old Carolena to request that her Father, Carl, a collector himself, to buy a ring she could “wear always and not take off.” This concept evolved into the study of folkloric textiles, a body full of tattoos and a...

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Zoe Jakes
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Drawing on her varied and well-rounded performance background, Zoe Jakes has developed a versatile instruction style all her own. Katarina Burda (an original member of Bal-Anat) was her first teacher and influence, and Zoe was a company member of Katarina’s troop Aywah! along with the talented Mira Betz, also an inspiration and longtime teacher, and Elizabeth Strong, whom she spent years performing in the...

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Mardi Love
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Mardi Love has been around for some years now, influential in shaping the aesthetic of Tribal Fusion as it is known today. Mardi began dancing with The One and Only Heather Stants, director of the innovative Urban Tribal Dance Company, then partnered up with the illustrious Rachel Brice and later the notorious Zoe Jakes to enjoy a good run with The Indigo, touring extensively...

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DJ Amar
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Amar is amongst a handful of local DJs whose taste cuts a path through an abundance of musical selections and leads dance floors into a hypnotic sway like snakes before the charmer. In this instance the muse is a masala that brews sounds from the Middle East and Balkans with rhythms of the Asian underground and electric Brazilian vibes. Whether its breaks, bhangra, house,...

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Bagoas
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Bagoas is an award winning fusion dancer known for his musicality, lyricism, technical power, precision, and down to earth interaction with his audience. In 2010 he won the title of the Yellow Rose of Texas at Ya Halla Y’all in the Professional Tribal Alternative Men’s category. Since then he has taught and performed at festivals and venues across North America, where he has been lovingly described as an Atari joystick, one...

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Ashley Lopez
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Ashley is an internationally-touring artist and instructor who has performed and taught throughout the US and in over 20 countries internationally.  In the past, she had formed and led two Tribal Fusion troupes: Trikhala in Illinois and Orchid Bellydance in California (both still dancing!!)  She performed as well with professional Polynesian troupe SF Hula for 4 years in the Bay Area.  Her other collaborations...

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Donna Mejia
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As a transnational fusion dance artist, Donna Mejia distinctive aesthetic dialogs the secular dances of North Africa and the Arab World with American Hip Hop dance and sub-genres of electronic dance.   Donna also teaches the Brazilian Silvestre Dance Technique and is a primary representative after twenty years of practice. Donna received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Smith College on full fellowship,...

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Lacey Sanchez
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Lacey Sanchez founded Florida Tribal Dance in November of 2006 in Orlando,Fl with the main goal of bringing Tribal Bellydance to the masses. She prides herself on her upbeat personality that puts students in a fun place to learn and her meticulous breakdown of movements so whether you are a first time dancer or a seasoned professional you will find Lacey’s teaching easy to...

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Wild Card
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WildCard BellyDance is….A professional troupe of Tribal Style belly dancers, teaching and performing in Sonoma County, California and around the world. This powerhouse group of women first bonded through their love of dance and passion for ATS®  and have danced together since 2005. In 2008, they created WildCard BellyDance in a desire to explore and expand their creative boundaries.  Years of work as a...

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Amy Sigil – UNMATA
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Amy Sigil is the director of UNMATA formed in 2002, owner of Hot Pot Studios since 2005, and the creator of Improvisational Tribal Style. She is a teacher, performer, sponsor and event producer. Sigil been studying bellydance in 1997 with Antara Nepa in Folsom California, then continued her studies in American Tribal Style with Shawna Rai and polynesian dance with Tyra Manuarii Calero in...

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Rachel Brice
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Rachel Brice first fell in love with Belly Dance at 16 years old, when she saw The Gypsy Moor Dancers (who later became Hahbi’Ru) at a Renaissance Faire, and started classes with Atesh immediately. Soon after, she discovered a video of Suhaila Salimpour which she obsessively studied. She began making her living by performing American Cabaret Belly Dance at restaurants and teaching yoga while...

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Moria Chappell
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Moria Chappell travels across the globe performing and teaching the exquisite art of tribal fusion bellydance. Beginning her dance career in Atlanta, GA in 2001 with Awalim Dance Company, Moria moved to San Francisco in 2005 to study with The Suhaila Dance School, and was invited to join The Suhaila Dance Company and Bal Anat, from which she learned the extreme muscle control and...

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Kami Liddle
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Kami Liddle has been a student of dance since she was 4 years old including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. After a brief interlude as a musician, Kami reunited with dance when she was 18 years old when she began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found her passion in improvisational belly dance via Fat Chance Belly Dance. Kami holds...

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Tessera Tribal
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Tessera Tribal is a FatChanceBellyDance® Studio Troupe dedicated to performing American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance in the Bay Area and beyond. Known for their innovative formations and keen musicality, Tessera’s ATS® Movement Dialect pushes the boundaries of American Tribal Style® while remaining true to the spirit of effortless and organic improvisation. Jesse Stanbridge and Sofia Salazar-Rubio are the creative force behind Tessera Tribal....

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