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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 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

 

Workshops via:

Amy Sigil (Unmata)

Christina Gonzales

Jill Parker

Sabeya

Dahlia

Sedona Soulfire

Linda Faoro

Samirah

The Lady Fred

Sherri Wheatley

Calamity Sam

Myra Kiren

Cecilia Rinn

Zoe Jakes

Kami Liddle

Sharon Kihara

Mira Betz

Audra Simmons

Tess Meyers

Ava Fleming

Farha

Nikolai Ruskin

Hannah (Hannah's Hips)

Michelle Sorenson

Amanda Rose

April Rose

Ionah

Kaeshi Chai

Azita

Yasmina Parker

Carrie Konyha

Ophelia

Divine Chaos

Ranya Renee

Samantha Karim

Maryam Aguirre

Innah Raks

Mohamed Fouadhelmy

Dina

Daria Mitskevich

Darina Konstantinova

Aziza Cairo

Leyla Lanti

Issam Houshan

Ustada Azra

Mia Donna

Alma Gul

Na-il Ankarah Ali

Soraia Zaied


-Private Instruction from Kari of Unmata

-Private Instruction from Dahlia

-Private Instruction from Warda Shahrazad

-Private Instruction from Lois Sanders

 

INTESTIVES

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

 

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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