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Tessera Tribal

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. The troupe was founded out of a commitment to excellence in the study and performance of ATS® and a shared desire to explore the creative freedom that is possible within the format’s bounds. Jesse, Sofia, and troupemates Michiyo Salisbury and Yuka Sakata, are FatChanceBellyDance® Studio Instructors.


2017 Cues and Tattoos Workshops


Keep ’Em Guessing: Dynamic Group Transitions-Friday March 31 – 5:30pm-7:30pm


How can you gracefully and efficiently transition between groups without a chorus?  This high-concept workshop will introduce you to Tessera Tribal’s experimental answer to this question.  You will learn how to create dynamic transitions that blend choreography and improvisation to keep your audience — and your dancers! — on their toes.