Tina Berezhnaya- Guest Instructor
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Tina started working in mass media in 1995, and in 1999 started her television career as a producer, correspondent, news anchor, editor, news editor and then head of online projects for a major international news network. In over 20 years in mass media Tina mastered writing, filming, editing, photographing, creating online projects, developing media strategy […]

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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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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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