Introduction: Providing live performance, group and one-on-one dance classes!
My approach to dance instruction is about working both inside out and outside in! Classes combine both technical and somatic based exercises based on the student's needs. With over 15 years of dance training and immersion, I have witnessed the joy dance brings to our lives!
This dance is a great low-impact way to get in touch with your body! I began training in Salimpour based bellydance technique at the age of 12 and by 15 was in a traveling dance troupe named Sattya.
In 2018 I worked at Los Angles Belly Dance Academy and was immersed in Egyptian Style. I began teaching and performing with Stefanya at events and festivals in Southern California.
Currently I teach live classes in Ukiah! Reach out for more info.
Brazilian Zouk & Lambada
I fell in love lambada and Brazilian Zouk in 2014 and have since been exploring its depths. As an advocate for understanding the roots of a dance, I made the pilgrimage to Rio De Janeiro to perform with Renata Pecanha’s company to complete a teacher training, learned from Braz Dos Santos in his 50-hr teacher training in Key West, trained and toured with Mestre Gilson Damasco, and deeply immersed myself in the school Renata Pecanha USA. I won first place in the first ever lambada competition at New York City Zouk Festival and second place in the LA Zouk Festival Semipro US Zouk Open competition as the first female lead to ever compete. I then produced & hosted LA’s only Lambada & Zouk social, ENERGIA in 2018. That same year I began collaborating with Jerry Lai to continue expanding his pedagogy, Deconstructing Zouk with the goal of creating versatile and connected dancers. To cultivate freedom of movement and safety in social dance for followers, I also created The Efficient Follow curriculum. Together we went on tour to teach both programs in London, Washington DC, Warsaw, Paris, and are now teaching online! In 2019 I became certified as a Judge for the Brazilian Zouk Council and scored my first intermediate competition at Reno Latin Dance Fest.
I began dancing salsa at the age of 12! I offer classes in rueda casino, on 1 and on 2!