Sohara has been belly dancing performing and organizing shows for years. She has studied with many recognizable teachers with different backgrounds, but her biggest influence is American cabaret and Turkish style dance. She cross trains with ballet and has placed several times in national competitions as well as one international, in Turkey. She welcomes all dancers of all abilities.
The dance community is a wonderful community and very supportive for women from all walks of life. This dance is for all ages and sizes as it is by women and for women. Sohara is looking forward to seeing you in class and growing the dance community in Alaska!
Nami Williams was born and raised in Japan where she taught Aerobics in Osaka. She moved to the USA in 1999 with her husband. Nami loves her family, salmon fishing, and the Alaska Zumba community. She credits Zumba for transforming her back into shape and keeping her and her friends cheerful through the wintertime.
Her Zumba classes are for all levels (beginners to experienced), and emphasize having fun first and foremost. The steps are easy and soon you’ll be hooked, feeling great and wearing a big smile while getting in shape! Come and enjoy dancing with Nami and friends to upbeat music that your body is eager to move to, and experience “Zumba love.” All ages welcome.
Nicole's love affair with Fusion Bellydance began in 2006. She attended weekly Egyptian Bellydance classes, completely dedicated to practicing new moves so meticulously that she could shimmy in her sleep. A self-taught fusion dancer and performer, Nicole offers a unique approach to teaching this dance form. She's had the pleasure of working with many superb, influential belly dancers, including Zoe Jakes, Carolena Nericcio, Deb Rubin, Kami Liddle, Elizabeth Strong, Ma’isah, Lakita, and Carrie Moore. Tribal fusion has been Nicole's passion and pleasure for many years, and she continue to explore and grow in this dance form constantly. She invites anyone who would like to explore their own creativity and inner goddess to join in.
KELLY (Dance alley ak)
Kelly Harvey-Roe was born in England in the U.K. where she began dancing at a very young age. Although she loved performing, she knew teaching dance was what she wanted to do most. During her teacher training and getting certified with the IDTA initially in 2006, she taught classes for all ages from 2 years up-to adult classes. Although ballet is her favorite, Kelly has taught many styles including modern jazz, tap, theater craft, musical theater, street and also strengthening classes such as limbering and dance based exercise. Since moving to Alaska Kelly is very excited to be getting back to her passion of teaching dance to new students in her own studio.