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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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Sharon Kihara
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A seasoned performer, inspirational teacher and exotic personality, Sharon Kihara is known the world over for her avante-garde sensibilities, as well as for her graceful and powerful technique. She comes from a strong background in western dance, beginning with Ballet as a wee tike and continuing to perform with University Modern and Jazz dance companies throughout the nineties.  But her true love came in...

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Mimi Fontana
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Mimi Fontana is a driving force in the rapid growth of New York City’s Tribal Belly Dance community. In 1997, after years in competitive ice skating and a decade as a professional touring and studio musician (bass guitar), Mimi turned her prodigious artistic attention toward ethnic dance – primarily American Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance. In 2006, she founded Manhattan Tribal, New York City’s...

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Kae Montgomery
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Hailing from Japan, Kae’s love of belly dance took her to her current home in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mecca of tribal belly dance. Studying with world renowned FatChanceBellyDance®, Kae quickly advanced to the professional troupe where she has been a member and a teacher for over 6 years. Kae’s graceful and powerful performance keeps her in high demand. With her fun,...

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Elizabeth Strong
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Elizabeth Strong is a San Francisco Bay Area dancer, choreographer, and teacher whose work focuses on the integrity and spirit of traditional dance forms inside of a contemporary framework. Elizabeth was a touring member of Bellydance Superstars, and was a founding member of Bellydance Evolution and of Beats Antique’s dance company with Zoe Jakes.  A former principal member of Katarina Burda’s Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company, Elizabeth...

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Lynette Day
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Lynette Day has been a student of many styles of belly dance since 1998.  A former member of Seattle’s Troupe Hipnotica, her interests have ranged from classical and folkloric dance of the Middle East to synchronized group improvisation and tribal fusion. Lynette has completed three phases of study in Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements™ Approach, of which she is a recognized official practitioner. She has worked...

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Silvia Salamanca
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Silvia Salamanca is an internationally acclaimed performer and instructor from Mallorca, Spain. A life-long dancer, she graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in ballet and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona. She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001, when realizing the enormous benefits that...

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Terri Walden
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Terri Walden has been teaching Salamat Style group movement for more than 15 years. She founded Troupe Salamat in 1998 and has taught at many regional, national and international belly dance festivals: Tribal Fest, Tribal Café, and the very first Cues and Tattoos to name just a few. She is the principle Maestra at Belibeya, an ongoing international dance festival in San Miguel de...

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Luciterra
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Luciterra is a Vancouver-based fusion dance company that consists of four women: Amber, Gillian, Laura, and Naomi Joy. Luciterra performs a unique fusion style of dance that blends elements of many dance forms including bellydance, jazz, contemporary, and pop lock. Hard-hitting and dynamic, this powerful quartet works their magic at music events, major festivals, and underground parties across the West Coast and beyond. Founded in...

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Calamity Sam
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Most known for her musicality and ability to connect with the audience, Calamity Sam is not afraid to ham it up and show her sense of humor on stage.  She has been a featured performer and instructor in France, Holland, Spain, England, and across the U.S.  Sam is based in Oakland, CA where she teaches Unmata/Hot Pot I.T.S., as well as her own eclectic...

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Martina Crowe-Hewett
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Martina is a tribal fusion bellydancer, founder and creative director of Bellyfringe Bellydance. Her Bellydance journey started in Vancouver,Canada 13 years ago. Teaching performing and hosting many events in Vancouver area. A pioneer in Tribal Fusion bellydance in the area. Martina had the special opportunity to move to Europe with her family. There she travelled,trained, taught and performed at many of the Tribal Dance...

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Arikah Peacock
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Arikah Peacock has been teaching Belly Dance in her community for 15 years.  She is certified by Kajira Djoumahna in the BlackSheep BellyDance format as a Level 3 teacher and is a recognized Satellite School and BlackSheep member.  She is certified by Carolena Nericcio in the FatChance BellyDance® format and is a recognized Sister Studio®.    She is certified as a Reiki Master Teacher, a Health...

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