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Amy Sigil with Krisenna and Kari

 

 

Krisenna and Audra Simmons

 

Krisenna and Ava Fleming

 

Krisenna in group shot

 

Ionah and Krisenna

 

Zoe Jakes, Krisenna, and Mat Jacobs

 

 

 

Rachel Brice and Krisenna Zipporah

 

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 Beginning, Intro, Intermediate & Advanced (later changed to a " Levels System").

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 trios that captured international titles 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, Hoda, Mohamed Salah, Lucy, Daria Mitskevich, Kasumi, Darina Konstantinova, Aziza Cairo, Dr. Mo Gedawwi, Soraia Zaied, 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 - at Thrive Cultural Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona and at The Studio in Casa Grande, Arizona.

 

 

Sample of Krisenna's Bellydance Training:

 

INTENSIVES

Amy Sigil - Unmata

ITS Intro/Beginner - Level 1 (Dec. 2010) - Hot Pot in California

ITS Intro/Beginner - Levels 1 & 2 (July 2011) - Hot Pot in California

ITS Intermediate - Level 3 (Dec. 2011) - Hot Pot in California

ITS Advanced -Similar to Level 4 (Jan. 2013) - Hot Pot in California

Ala Carte Classes (Jill Parker & Lady Fred) - Tribal Massive in Las Vegas - 2012

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 - Portland, OR - 2015

Amanda Rose Online Musicality Intensive - 2015

Tribal Massive in Las Vegas, NV - Week 2 - 2016

Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival (Cairo, Egypt) - 2016

Mega Massive in Las Vegas, NV - 2017

Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival (Cairo, Egypt) - 2017

Amanda Rose Online Tarab Intensive - 2018

Deb Rubin - Dance Theraputics in Arizona- 2018

 

Studio Training

 

Shimmy Shakti Studio (Twin Falls, ID) - Tribal Fusion

*Instructors: Christina Gonzales & Jenna Harter

Over 600 hours

Private Lessons from Christina Gonzales & Jenna Harder

 

CSI (College of Southern Idaho) - Fundamentals - Cabaret - 1 Session

*Instructor: Cindy Woods

Bellydance Basics Course

 

Connie Jone's Studio - Cabaret / Oriental - Customized Session

Instructor: Connie Jones

 

Fort Drum - Oriental Belly Dance 1.5 years

Instructor - Hoonam Kim

 

Belly Dance Tucson Studio - ITS - 1 Session

Instructor - Chandreyee Mitra

 

Casa Grande Community - Belly Dance Basics

Attended classes by troupe mates Nathara & Aine

 

AZ Sundance Studio - Egyptian Style - 2 Years (3-4 hours per week)

Instructor: Warda Shahrazad

 

Supplemental:

Bollywood (at The Studio) - 2015-2018

Modern (at The Studio) - 2015-2018

Jazz (at The Studio) - 2015-2017

Shimmy Mob - 2018

 

Workshops via:

Amy Sigil (Unmata) - Choreography, Working in the Moment (3x), Human Adventure (3x) ITS

Christina Gonzales - Combinations

Jill Parker

Sabeya

Dahlia - Shimmies

Sedona Soulfire - Choreography / Drum Solo

Linda Faoro - Hip Hop Fusion

Samira - Hula Fusion

The Lady Fred

Sherri Wheatley

Calamity Sam - Combo's

Myra Kiren - Flamenco / Lecture

Cecilia Rinn

Zoe Jakes

Kami Liddle

Sharon Kihara

Mira Betz

Audra Simmons

Tess Meyers

Ava Fleming - Hamstrings Focus / Choreography

Farha - Belly Dance History (Series)

Nikolai Ruskin - Instruments & Rhythms

Hannah (Hannah's Hips)

Michelle Sorenson - Dance Hall Fusion / Arms / Layering /

Amanda Rose - Saidi

April Rose - Belly Dance History / Choreography

Ionah

Kaeshi Chai - Fusion

Azita

Yasmina Parker - Veil

Carrie Konyha - Shabby

Ophelia

Rukshana - Sword / Tray

Divine Chaos - Skirt

Ranya Renee

Samantha Karim - Fan Choreography / Choreography / Sensual Dance

Maryam Aguirre - Modern / Choreography / Shabby/ Drum Solo

Innah Raks - Lines & Extensions

Mohamed Fouadhelmy - Musicality

Dina - Choreography

Daria Mitskevich - Mergence / Shabby

Darina Konstantinova

Aziza Cairo - Choreography / Shabby

Leyla Lanti - Zills

Issam Houshan - Rhythms

Ustada Azra - Zills

Mia Donna - Fusion Combo's

Alma Gul - Bollywood / Choreography / Basic Saidi / Spins

Na-il Ankarah Ali

Soraia Zaied - Shabby

Nathalie Dance - Saidi

Draconis

Inanna LeFay - Fusion

Mohammed Salah - Saidi

Dr. Mo Gedawwi

Raquia Hassan

Ryan Yanguochao - Choreography

Hoda Ibrahim - Saudi

Mayte Garcia - Lecture / Choreography

Melisula - Sassy Drum Solo

Kelly Binder - Bollywood Series

Ashley Lopez

David Badyal

Sarah Hinson - Flamenco Fusion

 

Festivals/Events:

Fusion Fest in Idaho- 2010

Tribal Fest in California- 2011

Fusion Fest in Idaho- 2011

I Love Hot Pot Event in Idaho - 2012

420 in Idaho - 2014

Snowball Retreat in Montreal Canada - 2014

Swap Meet in Arizona - 2015

Swap Meet in Arizona - 2016

Desert Queen Festival in Arizona- 2016

Phoenix Rising - 2016

Swap Meet in Arizona - 2017

Amethyst Dance Festival in Arizona - 2017

Phoenix Rising - 2017

Cairo Nights Event in Texas - 2017

Swap Meet in Arizona - 2018

Amethyst Dance Festival in Arizona - 2018

Fusion Day in Arizona - 2018

Fusion Fest in Idaho - 2018

 

 

 

Private Instruction:

Christina Gonzales

Jenna Harder

Kari of Unmata

Dahlia

Warda Shahrazad

Lois Sanders

Mohamed Fouadhelmy

Connie Jones

 

 

 

Rachel Brice and Krisenna

 

Krisenna and Ashley Lopez

 

 

Audra Simmons and Krisenna with Hoonam Kim and Heather Williams

 

 

Nikolai and Krisenna

 

 

Krisenna at Hot Pot

 

 

Krisenna and Farha

 

 

Michelle Sorenson and Krisenna

 

 

Amanda Rose and Krisenna

 

     

 

 

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