Liz & Ciro Anaya (Anaya Latin Dance)
Anaya Latin Dance is a husband-wife team of the most highly qualified Latin dancers in the state. Ciro Anaya is from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, the birthplace of Cuban son. Before moving to Alaska, he danced full-time in the internationally-recognized professional dance company directed by Yanek Revilla, Sabor DKY, performing choreographies of various Cuban popular dances and teaching groups of students from all around the world. Liz Anaya is a published scholar of dance, holding a master’s degree (2017) in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage. She has danced, taught, and participated in performing groups in both Europe and the US and has served as a competition judge. Together they have launched Anaya Latin Dance in order to share the rich Cuban roots of Latin dances with Alaska. You can find them online at www.anayalatindance.com.
terri (Gypsy horizon)
Terri McCoy has been studying American Tribal Style® Belly Dance since 2010, and has been a performer with Gypsy Horizon Belly Dance since 2013. She is a certified Fat Chance Belly Dance Sister Studio and ATS® Belly Dance instructor.
Her first experience with belly dance was in Houston, TX over 30 years ago, when she and her mom took classes together for a lark. After years away she dabbled again with other styles of belly dance here in Anchorage, but then saw Gypsy Horizon perform ATS® at a festival and was just mesmerized by everything from the beauty of the costumes to the dignified grace of the movements and the obvious enjoyment the dancers took in sharing the experience with each other. In 2010 she took her first ATS® class with Carrie Jenkins and has been hooked ever since.
Nicole yvonne (Bellydance bootcamp)
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.