the teachers

Teaching this year at Tribal Remix 2017 intensive: Kami Liddle, Samantha Emanuel, Silvia Salamanca and Hilde Cannoodt.

Teachers Tribal Remix 2017

Kami Liddle

Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She has studied cabaret style belly dance then found Fat Chance Belly Dance Tribal Style. She began to perform as a soloist incorporating other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop, jazz and Bhangra dance. After earning her degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005, she decided to pursue her passion full time and since then has performed and taught in over 20 countries. Kami toured with the Bellydance Superstars for 6 years and was a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. She is based out of San Francisco, CA and currently tours the world as a solo artist and occasionally with tours with Beats Antique.

Samantha Emanuel

True to the spirit of American Tribal Style®, Samantha’s work combines technique gleaned from her studies with the creators of the genre in the USA with that of her own self taught background in the UK.  Elegant and classic, strong in carriage: Fusing Victorian and Tribal costume aesthetic, hip hop/modern dance movement strangeness, a respectful take on World Folk dances and professional versatility. Samantha was the first and only British member of the world renowned Belly Dance Superstars. She has taught and performed worldwide in over 40 countries, working both solo and collaboratively with artists at the top of the genre. Her dedication to the art form and its power to connect people from all continents keep her on the move.

Samantha is American Tribal Style® Certified, she is a fully qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor VTCV City and Guilds. She has explored Theatre performance skills at The London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and she is currently based in Burgundy, France.  

Samantha, AKA Vagabond Princess, is a committed instructor and performer, well known for her fun and engaging style and accessible approach to teaching. Her workshops are designed to inspire all dancers – from total beginners to dance instructors and aspiring professionals.

Silvia Salamanca

A life-long dancer, Silvia graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in ballet and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona. She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001, when realizing the enormous benefits that this art-form brings to women in both body and soul. In her own studio, she keeps observing how women can get closer to their self identity and discover oneself in a new level, increasing self-esteem,
and getting deeply in touch with the feminine essence in their soul through bellydance.

As a natural evolution in her journey, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and combined it with a deep research into her own cultural roots: spanish gypsy and arabic. Hence with her work in the field of Zambra Mora (spanish gypsy-oriental dance fusion) Silvia gained international recognition and is currently invited to teach workshops and perform in major festivals world-wide, including being twice headliner for the Contest of the Bellydancer of the world in Germany, and being featured as the local talent for the Bellydance Superstars shows in October 2011 –Houston.

Silvia is also the director of Shunyata Belly Dance, a nationally awarded tribal fusion company and a proud member of Urban Gypsy, Houston’s premiere ATS troupe.

Hilde Cannoodt

Hilde has been passionately involved in dance since 1996.  Being a fusion dancer at heart, she finds inspiration in different dance styles, such as Street Dance, Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Tribal Fusion.  She has a diploma in Dance Studies at Laban school of dance and has a degree in Dance and Visual arts at Brighton University. She also specialised in Choreology at Laban which focuses on movement analysis. She is a certified yoga teacher (200hrs) and continues to train with teachers from all over the world to expand on her dance knowledge.

Hilde is the founder of the Tribal Remix Festival in London. She is director of Masmoudi, a Brighton/London based Tribal Fusion dance company. She tours worldwide teaching and performing her art and has collaborated and performed with many artists such as Tjarda Van Straten, Donna Mejia, Wendy Buonaventura, Violet Scrap, Natacha Atlas, Chaos Carousel and Phil Thornton to name a few.


Extra Teachers - Friday 26th May 2017

On the Friday before the Teacher's showcase we have some guest teachers that will teach a 2 hour workshop.

Inga Petermann

Inga is a passionate dancer based near Hannover. She fell in love with Tribal Fusion Bellydance at a young age and since then she’s trying to learn as much as possible from other dancers to improve her dance technique and teaching methods. To pass on her knowledge to her students even better she decided to start going to a school for gymnastic teachers to learn more about dance, anatomy and health. Furthermore she gained experience through national and international performances, won the people’s choice “Tribal Star Award“ at the Tribal Festival Hannover 2012 and is a group member of Deb Rubin’s “Project Merkaba” since 2013.

 

Dominika Suchecka

Dominika Suchecka is a well known Polish bellydance performer and teacher, one of Tribal Fusion Style forerunners in Poland and big classical oriental dance passionate at the same time.

She has taught oriental dance since 2004 in one of the biggest dance studios in Warsaw. In 2011 she completed Certified Academic Teachers Training in Tanzakademie Cifuentes with highest possible note and now she is a member of the international oriental dance group CATT-Company directed by Horacio and Beata Cifuentes. In 2012 she won first place at Nova Orient Festival (the biggest Polish Bellydance Contest) in Oriental Professional Category and Tribal Fusion Solo Professional Category. She also won first prizes for Orental Professional and Tribal Fusion Solo at the one of the biggest oriental dance festivals in Europe – Oriental Fantasy Festival 2012 in Berlin.

Today she performs and gives workshops in other Polish cities and abroad. Apart of performing solo and with the CATT-Company Dominika also dance together with her partner Kasia Wronka in Tribal and Bellydance duo called Bellycious. Dominika is a very active member of bellydance community in Warsaw and her goal is to promote this incredible form of art which is Tribal and Oriental Dance.

 

Agata Zakrzewska

Agata Zakrzewska is an award-winning dancer, choreographer and instructor of ATS®, tribal fusion and oriental dance. She is a FatChanceBellydance® Sister Studio, certified ATS® teacher. A graduate of the prestigious CATT instructor course in Berlin, a member of the international group CATT Company. She was the first teacher in Warsaw who taught ATS® FCBD® style – her work contributed to the popularization of ATS® in Warsaw and to the emergence of new groups of dancers. Agata teaches and performs in Poland and abroad (Berlin, Hannover). She currently studies choreography at the Academy of Music in Lodz. She co-founded groups: Flames of Bellydance and The Siren Society.