Special Guest Stars - 2018 Belly Dance Masters Shows
Saturday Spectacular Special Guests - August 4, 2018
Oceans Ballroom - Doubletree Orlando at Sea World
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL. 32821
Show Start - 7:30 p.m.
JENNIFER, "The Colombian Fire", began her belly dance journey in mid-2007 under the guidance of Jolie of Elements of Dance in Sanford. A musician her entire life, she moved to Orlando in 2006 to begin college. Coming from being the captain of a state championship band where she played alongside 150+ musicians each day to a town where she knew no one, she decided to look for a new hobby to keep her in shape and meet others. Bellydance became her passion, and now over ten years later, it is an integral part of her identity and life.
In the past ten years, Jennifer has gone on to compete and win in many of the largest competitions in the United States and internationally, including the coveted Bellydancer of the World Competition where she was a triple crown winner. She has gone on to judge at competitions, teach worldwide, wrote a book, and performs regularly at weddings and special events across Florida.
Her style is best characterized as being strong, emotional, creative and abdominal heavy, To learn more about her, please visit BellydanceByJennifer.com.
SAMITE began her studies in Southern California with the UCSB Middle East Ensemble studying maqam and violin as well as traditional folkloric dances from the Middle East and Asia. As she traveled north, she encountered Amy Sigil and began study that has spanned the last 15 years. An accomplished performer and instructor, SamiTe' is Sigil Certified in the UNMATA Hot Pot Improvisational Tribal Style format. In recent years, SamiTe's love of Indian music, dance and culture have led to an interest in Bharatnatyam Indian Classical Dance that she continues to study with Thessaly Chance Tracy. SamiTe' is based out of Palm Harbor, FL and teaches classes in her home studio as well as Hip Expressions Dance Studio where she is also a member of the professional performance company Samba Syndicate. Go to www.samiterocks.com to learn more about Samite.