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Video from Shake the Bay 2015

FatChanceBellyDance® performs the phenomenon known as American Tribal Style Belly® Dance (ATS®). ATS® is an elegant system that enables group improvisation using specific steps, combinations, formations and transitions. ATS® adheres to a global language and was created by FatChanceBellyDance® founder and director Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman in the late 1980s originating in San Francisco. The excitement and energy that ATS® dancers deliver combined with its simple grace, creates empowerment, which simply must be shared with an audience. Music: “Baburi” by Yuval Ron

Aurora Rosa – This is Aurora Rosa’s first duet, but by far not the first time performing together. Though their origins are very different, these two dancers were brought to the Bay Area in pursuit of new creative endeavors, and were united by their love of belly dance. Tatyana and Millie met one bright Saturday morning in dance class, and the rest is shimmy history. They would like to thank their teachers, families, fellow-dancers, and friends for their support and enthusiasm, and would love to thank Amberetta for inviting them to share this piece at Shake the Bay.
Music: “Yalili Ya Aini” by Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart

Stephanie Fields has been dancing and singing since the age of three, and is a classically trained vocalist, though she prefers to sing soul and gospel. She is an original member of Bodhicitta BellyDance from Nashville, TN, and a current member of Jill Parker’s Little Egypt. Stephanie has taught and performed all over San Francisco. She is the co-founder of Gold Rush: The San Francisco Belly Dance Experience and owns the Southern food company, Sugarfoot.
Music: “Bottom of the River” by Delta Rae

Amberetta is empowering women, one shimmy at a time. She wields swords, spins fire, sparkles, embraces her femininity, and cultivates integrity and self-confidence in herself, her students, and her peers. She is a second-generation bellydancer who began performing at the age of four, studying ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as the piano. Amberetta currently performs Modern Fusion Bellydance as a soloist in the San Francisco bay area. In addition to her solo work, she is an active member of Dangerous Beauties, is co-director of Full Metal Blonde, and is the founder of Shake the Bay.
Music: “Gypsy Rain” by Gypsy Caravan and “Planet Tabla Solo” by Amir Sofi

Calamity Sam is a fusion belly dance performer and instructor based in Oakland. She is most known for her eclectic taste in music, her ability to engage with the audience, and her ability to show her LOVE of dance while performing. Music: “Carmen” by Stromae

Ego Umbra is a fusion dance troupe that explores the shadow self. They meld together the dark and the light, and metal music with fluid dance. They specialize in theatrical pieces that explore the inner self, create beauty in the unexpected, and find peace in the bittersweet. Tonight, they show their lighter side by rocking out with a special brand of bellydance metal fusion with music by the middle-eastern band Orphaned Land. With director and choreographer Raven Ebner, Ego Umbra presents the piece: “Like Fire to Water.”
Music: “Like Fire to Water” by Orphaned Land

Surreyya Hada – Director of the acclaimed Dangerous Beauties dance troupe and Co-director of Troupe Scimitar, Surreyya is an award-winning, international performer and instructor. She sings in English and Turkish, and dances regularly solo as well as with several world fusion and rock bands. Surreyya’s performance is full of excitement, and is inspired by Egyptian, Turkish and American Tribal flavors of dance. She has performed for Cirque du Soleil and is an annual entertainer for Apple, Sandisk and Yahoo corporations. Surreyya is currently working toward her masters degree in dance and is a LEAP program awardee via Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, CA. She received her Dance Major Degree at CCSF and holds a Guinness Book World Record in Roller Skating.
Music: “Smoke on the Water” by Dolapdere Big Gang, “El Enab” by Saad El Soghayar, and “Missr!” by Raquy and the Cavemen

Little Egypt – Jill Parker is an award winning bellydancer. She is an instructor, choreographer, and founder of the modern tribal fusion belly dance movement. She is the director of the professional dance company Jill Parker’s Little Egypt. Jill’s art is heavily informed by traditional styles of bellydance while keeping her highly developed trademark sense of experimental twists in aesthetics & narrative approach to the form.  Little Egypt shares Jill’s deep love for this intoxicating form. Dancing tonight are Jill Parker, Karina Castellanos, Jeanette Walton, Danielle Lottridge, Stephanie Fields, Lydia Lui, Tatyana, and Joanna Wead.
Music: “Wuh ya booy (Oh Father)” by Hossam Ramzy, “Chaloupee” by René Aubry, and “Samya’s Solo” by Hossam Ramzy

Verbatim Dance is a collaborative collective based out of Hot Pot Studios, where they were born, raised, study and teach. Ninjas in UNMATA ITS, members are Jules Verbatim, Natascha Verbatim, Heather Verbatim, LO Verbatim, & Director April Verbatim.
Music: “Drum Solo” by Andrew James and “Jumpin” by Beats Antique

Kamille Hitz dances with one goal in mind- unabashed fulfillment. Passion and an unexpected sense of humor drive her performances. She uses music of all types to tap in to the audience’s own memories to stir their hearts, and adds to it a deep knowledge of history and ethnic movement to excite their minds. She thoroughly enjoys being the fearless leader of RockaBelly, now with their apprentice troupe The Playthings. Kamille teaches regularly on Thursdays in Oakland, look at for more information and for RockaBelly’s upcoming show, “More Cowbell!” in January 2016!
Music: “Gypsy Eyes” by Jimi Hendrix and “Nour Balady” by Amir Sofi

The Calamitous Collective is a group of dancers directed by Calamity Sam. They are all separately part of several other projects, but have come together to help Calamity Sam realize her vision for this choreography. This iteration of the Calamitous Collective features: Amina Zareh, Jenn Aguilar, Laura Elisabeth, Sarah Stinson, and Shanti Bardot. Music: “We Sink” by Chvrches and “James Dean” by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Full Metal Blonde is a collaboration between Surreyya Hada and Amberetta. These two blonde bombshells will boggle your mind with their impressive sword skills, delicious choreography, and assured stage presence. Sit back, relax, and get ready for the Full Metal Blonde.,
Music: “If I Had a Heart” by Fever Ray and “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin

The Suhaila Dance Company – Founded in 1996 under the artistic direction of Suhaila Salimpour, The Suhaila Dance Company (SDC) performs nationally, showcasing and performing various styles of belly dance and fusion stylizations. Members are required to have a Suhaila Salimpour Belly Dance Level 3 Certification, and must also participate in Bal Anat, the folkloric and fantasy belly dance troupe begun by Jamila Salimpour in 1968 and under the direction of Suhaila Salimpour since 1999. SDC is at the forefront of both modern and classical belly dance performing art.
Music: “Drum Solo” by Suhaila Salimpour and “El Samer” by Hamouda Ali