Krisenna’s formal dance training began at the tender age of 3. She wowed audiences with her enthusiasm for performance as a product of the Talent Factory. Years of gymnastics, tap, jazz,hip-hop, ballet and ballroom classes built a strong foundation for her career path as a professional choreographer/performer and dance/gymnastics instructor. When Krisenna was 8, her step mom introduced her to Cabaret belly dance. Krisenna’s vocal training and piano lessons also helped to shape her understanding and love of music as a creative outlet.
Krisenna’s passion for music and art flourished early on, but it wasn’t until after college that she became a formal student of belly dance (at Shimmy Shakti Studio). Discovering the tribal fusion style presented Krisenna with a new focus which she has studied with ignited zeal by traveling all over the nation to attend workshops, intensives, and classes from some of the most highly acclaimed dancers in the world including Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Amy Sigil, Sharon Kihara, Rachel Brice, Audra Simmons, Lady Fred & Mira Betz. She has completed intensives and certified to teach Unmata ITS Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Krisenna directed the Pretty Hard Corps dance troupe in New York (2012/2014). She moved to Casa Grande AZ in the middle of 2014 and started dancing with RaMagik. In 2016, she started dancing with Shahrazad Dance Company in Phoenix and was part of the trio that captured an international title at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival in Cairo. In Cairo, Krisenna was honored to study with some of the most notable dancers in Egyptian / Oriental dance (Dina, Daria Mitskevich, Kasumi, Darina Konstantinova, Aziza Cairo & Maryam Aguirre, Leyla Lanty).
Krisenna is especially grateful for her mentors, Christina Gonzales and Jenna Harder( of Shimmy Shakti Studios), Connie Jones and Amy Sigil of Unmata.
Krisenna is currently offering belly dance instruction at her Castle Drive home studio in Casa Grande, Arizona and at Thrive Cultural Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Krisenna dances with 2 performance troupes: RaMagik in Casa Grande & Shahrazad Dance Company in Scottsdale, AZ.
Learn more about RaMagik at: www.ramagik.com
Learn more about Shahrazad Dance Company: Click Here
Sample of Krisenna's Bellydance Training:
Shimmy Shakti Studio (Twin Falls, ID)
*Instructors: Christina Gonzales & Jenna Harter
Over 600 hours
Private Lessons from Christina Gonzales & Jenna Harder
CSI (College of Southern Idaho)
*Instructor: Cindy Woods
Bellydance Basics Course
Connie Jone's Studio
Instructor: Connie Jones
Fort Drum - Oriental Belly Dance
Instructor - Hoonam Kim
Belly Dance Tucson Studio - ITS
Instructor - Chandreyee Mitra
Casa Grande Community - Belly Dance Basics
Instructor - Nathara
AZ Dance Studio - Egyptian Style
Instructor: Warda Shahrazad
Amy Sigil (Unmata)
The Lady Fred
Hannah (Hannah's Hips)
Na-il Ankarah Ali
-Private Instruction from Kari of Unmata
-Private Instruction from Dahlia
-Private Instruction from Warda Shahrazad
-Private Instruction from Lois Sanders
Amy Sigil - Unmata
ITS Intro/Beginner - Level 1 (Dec. 2010)
ITS Intro/Beginner - Levels 1 & 2 (July 2011)
ITS Intermediate - Level 3 (Dec. 2011)
ITS Advanced - Level 4 (Jan. 2013)
Advanced/Professional Track - Tribal Massive in Las Vegas - 2013
Advanced/Professional Track - Tribal Massive in Las Vegas - 2014
Basic Black Intensive (Darkside Studios - Toronto Canada - Audra Simmons) - 2013
Lavender Intensive (Darkside Studios - Toronto Canada - Audra Simmons) - 2014
Costa Rica ITS Retreat - 2015
Completed Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ Phase 1: Initiation with Recognition - 2015
Amanda Rose Online Musicality Intensive - 2015
Tribal Massive in Las Vegas - Week 2 - 2016
Desert Queen Festival - 2016
Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival (Cairo, Egypt) - 2016