Culture Shakti Dance


The roots of "Tribal Fusion" belly dance begin with Jamila Salimpour's codification of a belly dance form. She taught that form to Masha Archer (San Francisco Classic Dance Troupe), John Compton (Hahbi' Ru), Katarina Burda (Aywah!), her daugher Suhaila, and thousands of others who have gone on to form their own interpretations of the dance. Masha Archer taught Carolena Nericcio, the founder of American Tribal Style. Carolena Nericcio taught Jill Parker, who was an ATS dancer for over 8 years, then began to fuse American Cabaret, and Tribal Fusion was born. These groups and individuals are the primary ...

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