Dancer, Mother and Astrophysicist Jatila

 While she knew she was a dancer at the age of 3, it took years of begging her mother before finally learning the varied dance forms of Ballet, Flamenco, and Bharata Natyam.  She discovered and fell in love with Bulgarian music and dance in the late 90s with Yves Moreau, just a few years before learning … Read more

Gigi at the 2011 Ojai Bellydance Festival

“I personally tell my students all the time, dance from your heart, and dance for other women…Which is where I believe, the origins of bellydance came from.”  Gigi Corkett http://www.gigicorkett.com/ Gigi is one of my absolute favorite people.  She’s intelligent, caring, fun to be around, and a great dancer!  The following is from an interview … Read more

The “Ballet” of the Bellydance World

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jenn and Sooz on March 19th, 2011 at the Ojai Bellydance Festival. We talked about what they love about ATS (American Tribal Style), Tribal Bellydance community, and their own history in bellydance.  I can’t wait to see these beautiful ladies again, on or off the stage. http://www.tribalsooz.com/   Sooz and … Read more