SuperFunDanceCamp
Tribal Fusion Dance, S'mores, Hafla, Show Weekend!
Dance Teachers

Jill Parker

Jill Parker
Jill Parker is a pioneer of the modern Tribal Fusion belly dance phenomenon, birthed out of San Francisco California in the mid 1990's. Jill was an original member of Fat Chance Belly Dance, and founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater, the trail blazing company that birthed such great dancers as the famed Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Lady Fred, Rose Harden and countless others. With nearly three decades of experience, Jill has traveled the globe teaching and performing with great accolades. She has trained the top belly dancers in the genre and influenced a generation of belly dancers with her modern innovations, all the while remaining deeply rooted in her connection to the traditional, sensual and authentic. Jill's big heart and deep love for this intoxicating form shine through in her generous teaching as well as her knock out performances worldwide. She's an exceptional teacher with a gift for demystifying this intricate dance, making it accessible for new dancers, and offering insights for refinements and nuance to even the most seasoned professional dancer. Jill manages to foster an inclusive sense of community and wellness in her classes. Jill uses creative self expression to promote health, encourage self-care and build self-esteem, a rare gift that must be experienced. Come enjoy belly dance from the heart with Jill Parker.

For more information please visit: www.jillparkerbellydance.org


Belladonna

Belladonna
Belladonna is a modern fusion belly dance instructor, performers and show producer from Washington DC. She is also a certified yoga instructor, fire dancers, troupe director and artist. Inspired by the power and healing dance can evoke she belies that self expression is essential for ones well being, and hopes her performances inspire others to find a passion they want to pursue. She is best known as a pioneer of modern sword dancing, and for her theatrical performances, creative concepts and her ability to break down and teach complex subject matter.

For more information please visit: http://www.BellaFuse.com/


Brenna Crowley

Brenna Crowley
Brenna Crowley is an eclectic fusion belly dance artist, choreographer and instructor in NYC, performing and teaching locally and across the country in many theatrical shows, belly dance festivals and other venues each year since 2007. She has performed as a featured soloist as well as a member of Sera Solstice's Solstice Ensemble, Solstice Project, and Solar Tribe, Altagracia's Caribbean Rose Dance Company, Ayshe's Cult of Isis Ensemble and many others. She is the director of her troupe Zilla Dance Ensemble, which was formed in 2009. Since its inception, they have performed in numerous theatrical shows, bellydance festivals and other dance events each year. The dancers that make up this ensemble come from all walks of life and various bellydance disciplines; together they celebrate the exuberance of movement and music.

For more information please visit: http://www.BrennaDance.com/


Mimi Fontana

Mimi Fontana
Mimi Fontana is a driving force in the rapid growth of New York City’s Tribal Belly Dance community. In 2006, she founded Manhattan Tribal, New York City's first ATS® dance company. Studying with Carolena Nericcio, creator of ATS and Director of FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) in San Francisco, Mimi received multiple certifications in the FCBD format, and was granted Sister Studio status in 2008. In addition to regularly teaching multiple ATS® classes in NYC, and the workshops she is invited to conduct nationally and overseas, Mimi is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor specializing in Pilates, Boot Camp and TRX Suspension Training.

For more information please visit: www.ManhattanTribal.com

Yoga

Johanna Xenobia

Johanna Xenobia
Johanna defines yoga as the art of cultivating awareness of the present moment, with the intention of creating more space for ease and joy in all aspects of life. Her classes incorporate a mellow flow and meditation appropriate for every body, focusing on the inward journey beginning with curiosity about ones' self. A Licensed Massage Therapist & full-time belly dance instructor and performer since 2000, Johanna is also currently finishing her 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. She owns Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio in Florida. She is happy to work with each individual with any physical struggles that keep one from finding balance.

For more information please visit: www.hip-expressions.com


 
Music Teachers

BradMack

BradMack
Brad MacDonald aka BradMack has been playing darbuka since 1999 and music professionally since 2007. He is featured on two CDs, The Middle East Side and The Silent D with his NY-based band, Djinn and he performs regularly with the Turkish fusion band, Carmine & Friends. He has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Morocco, China and Japan and he has taught throughout the United States, New Zealand and China.

For more information please visit: www.bradmack.com



Casey Bond

Casey Bond
"Bringing the doum to the room!" Casey Bond is known as a "joyous" percussionist who really knows how to have fun with a drum! Casey's unique teaching method, "no frills percussion" is ideal for beginning drummers and drum-curious dancers. Her signature classes are novice/beginner "Rhythms for Drummers & Dancers" classes and beginner/intermediate doumbek/frame drum classes for her "Raq Steady" Student Percussion Ensemble. Casey teaches at Rakkasah Spring Caravan, where she is thrilled to sit in as lead percussionist for the band Pangia. Locally, she performs with some of NYC's coolest bands, including Carmine & Friends, Scott Wilson & Efendi and The Elias Ladino Ensemble.

For more information please email: nofrillsdrum@aol.com


Kylie Hilali

Kylie Hilali
Born in Australia, Kylie discovered the kanun in California in the 90s, and studied with Persian, Turkish, Arabic & American teachers. She now lives in Washington DC, where she plays in the Saltanah Arabic Ensemble, the Fez Tones, and Roumana and sings in six languages. Kylie loves learning and sharing the music of the Middle East, and her main joy is playing music with her friends, old and new. She loves to play for dancers, and believes that singing is for everyone.

For more information please visit www.saltanah.com


Carmine T. Guida

Carmine T. Guida
Carmine is an accomplished instructor, teaching doumbek both nationally and internationally. His students compliment his lively and engaging teaching style and his ability to make complex technique and intricate rhythms easy to learn. Located in New York City, Carmine is a member of several music ensembles including Middle Eastern fusion group "Djinn." Carmine's music has been featured on several CDs and DVDs as well as prime time T.V. shows.

For more information please visit: www.carmine.com


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