Lisa Allred

Lisa Allred was introduced to bellydancing in 2004 by her twin sister, Terri. Soon thereafter she started attending classes with Dawn Ruckert and fell in love with ATS®. The group format, challenging improvisation, shared leadership and beauty resonated with her in a profound way. The universal language of ATS has allowed her to dance with […]

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Andrea Farese

Originally from Houston, Texas, with a wealthy family, benefitting from the finest Preparatory Schools and a top notch University Education, Andrea graduated with a B.S. in Marine Biology at the age of 19. After finding lab work claustrophobic, she landed an entry level sales position and by the age of 23 was working across the […]

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DeAnna Padron Freeman
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DeAnna discovered American Tribal Style® belly dance in 2004 and was so captivated she immediately devoted herself to classes, self-study and private lessons. Under the direction of Megha, she joined Devyani Dance Company’s professional troupe in the fall of the same year. In 2007 she received General Skills and Teacher Training certifications. DeAnna is a Tribal Pura International […]

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Katayoun Hutson

Based in the Washington, DC area, Katayoun is the author of “Oriental Dance Curriculum, A Complete Guide for the Belly Dance Teacher: Beginner to Multilevel,” which is the first globally-distributed curriculum guide for teaching belly dance. Trained through the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in curriculum, instruction, human development and learning theory, Katayoun merges her classroom […]

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Nadira Jamal- Guest Instructor

Nadira Jamal, The Belly Dance Geek, believes that you are the boss of your own dance. Instead of feeding you moves and choreography to copy, she geeks out on how the dance works, so you can create it for yourself. Her specialty is teaching improvisation skills in a clear, step-by-step process. Nadira inherited her old-school tastes […]

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Jenn Kasper- Instructor

  Jenn Kasper is the owner of Sacred Movement, a mind/body/dance studio in St. Charles, Mo.  Her passion is that inspires and empowers women to love themselves and their bodies through dance.  She is a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio, and a certified FCBD® Advanced Teacher Trainer.  She is the director of Tandava Tribal, St. Louis’ first – and […]

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When people ask me what I do I say: “I help women and men reach their fitness goals with the Beauty, and Spirit of bellydance along with the Power and Strength of group fitness.” But what I really want to say is: “I help remind women and men that they are already Beautiful, Strong and […]

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Sara Shrapnell

Sara Shrapnell first appeared on stage as a bump during “Songs from the Shows” in Bridgwater, UK.  She studied ballet from three and spent her childhood weekends touring East Anglia as part of a disco dancing troupe.  She attended her first belly dance class in 1992, training at first with Tina Hobin and then Afra […]

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