American Tribal Style, Ballet Barre, Fusion, Pilates
of Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance
American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Instruction, 2008-Current
DanceCraft - Key of Diamonds Certified 2016 - Current
Pilates Instruction (Mat and Standing Pilates Instruction), 2007-Current
Tribal Fusion, 2013-Current
Ballet Barre (Total Barre®), 2015-Current
Experienced with over 200 live performance in a variety of styles of dance
and instructor at such events as:
ATS Homecoming hosted by FCBD® January 2015, San Francisco, CA.
Tribal Trove hosted by Aleta Kaplan March 2015, San Diego, CA.
Seven Sins and Seven Virtues hosted by Fruzsina Markusfalvi-Toth
April 2015, Buapest, Hungary.
Festival Tribal Internacional 3 hosted by JamilaAugust 2013, Mexico
Filming of Anatomy of a Step hosted by FCBD® June 2011, San
and Dance Experience
Belly Dance 2003-Current
Studied with Jennifer Nolan of Tamarind (formerly of Trillium Tribal and
Barika Tribal). Additional instruction with Carolena Nericcio and Megha
Devyani. Workshops with Devi Memak, Zoe Jakes, Deb Rubin, Rachel Brice,
Amy Sigil, Samantha Riggs, Paulette Rees-Denis, Onca, Rina Orellana Rall,
Blue Lotus Tribe, Rahkshanda, Ariellah, Sonya, Isadora Bushkovski, Kerensa
DeMars, Jim Boz
Ballet (Workshops with the Lenningrad Ballet and Phantom of the Opera
Modern and Tap Dance
Teacher Certification and Sister Studio Status in American Tribal Style®
Carolena Nericcio, Milwaukee, WI
Certified in Pilates, Mat Exercises and Standing Exercises 2003
DanceCraft - Key of Diamonds Certified 2016, Key of Spades Certified 2017
American Tribal Style
fell in love with American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance when she saw
two ladies, her size, hypnotize an audience with their hips. And she said
"I want to do that!" She began to study ATS with and has never
looked back. ATS became her focus, her savior, her passion.
CrystalZ has been dancing ATS Belly Dance since 2006. She is a founding
member of Kiss My Shimmy, Zephyranthes, and Tamarind.
In 2008, CrystalZ became a certified American Tribal Style teacher. She
began teaching because she wanted to share with other women, "we
all have a Goddess within us" and ATS allows you to find her. ATS
is not about what size you are, but about being strong, feminine, and
most of all beautiful. You create this beauty by moving in sync with your
sisters as a group and within this harmony you allow your inner Goddess
to shine through.
loves to create beauty in her dance and though crafting. She vends handmade
belly dance accessories and clothing under the label More Flair by CrystalZ.
Beginning Raqs Sharki
love of performing arts and a fascination with Egyptian history and culture
led Zahra to her first bellydance class in 2004. She instantly fell in
2007, Zahra decided to share her passion with others beyond performing,
and began teaching. Her philosophy is that proper technique and knowledge
create a necessary foundation, but it is only by bringing a piece of yourself
to your art that it truly comes to life.
specializes in Classic Egyptian Oriental, Egyptian Folkloric, Turkish
Oriental and Romani styles.