Join is for a Benefit show and our NYE weekend Holiday party on Saturday, December 29th in Oakland.
We have an Amazing lineup for you with 20+ performances and open dancing with
D J Amar, DJ Glitter Done & DJ Santero
FEATURING Performances by
Danielle White, Kami Liddle, Tina Toy, Tatyana, Nancy, Abigail Keyes, Shanti Bardot, Niusha, Tessera Tribal, Nicole Maria, Anastasia , Sandi Ball & Wendy Allen, Ayre Briar, Al-hambra, Deidre Anaid, Laura Cunradi, Isabel Perdomo, Jennie Marie, Jessica Cooper, Michiyo, Berkeley Salimpour Collective
Location: Orange Room – 2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, California
Performance sets: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm + Midnight Improv. set
Open Dancing before, between and after performance sets.
End time: 1 or 2am or later (we’ll play late if you stay late).
Donation: Open donation, suggested $15-20+
100% of door Proceeds will be donated to California Camp Fire victims through a local organization.
Dance is the poetry of genuine human experience, and Tatyana is a lifelong student of its forms and rhythms. Inspired by her fellow dancers, her teachers and mentors, and the music itself, she is excited to share her art with you tonight.
Laura Cunradi lives in San Francisco and is a member of Khepri Dance Company.
Representing Al-hambra Tribal Dance are Leigh Anne and Melissa. They will present a dance inspired by the World Fusion stylings of Wendy Marlatt.
Tessera Tribal is a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio dedicated to performing American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance in the Bay Area and beyond. Known for their innovative formations and keen musicality, Tessera’s Movement Dialect pushes the boundaries of ATS® while remaining true to the spirit of effortless and organic improvisation.
Considered to be one of the ATS® world’s dynamic duos, Wendy Allen and Sandi Ball are pleased to bring you classic improv creations to delight your eyes.
Anastasia felt a deep attraction to music and dances of the Middle East since she was a child. Many travels, dance styles and adventures later, she has finally found her true dance home here in the Bay Area tribal fusion belly dance community. She is very grateful to Amar and everyone in the Underground Nomads community for extending such a warm welcome to her and to all dancers, and for being an invaluable part of her journey in exploring this art form. She is thrilled to have an opportunity to host one of the magical Nomads parties!
Deidre Anaid is a Bay area transplant by way of South Texas. She began her dance training as a child and has dabbled with various styles of movement from clogging, tap dance, ballet folklorico, Hatian dance, Kathak, butoh, dancehall, and Azteca danza. Her belly dance training began in 2005, and she continues to study with some of the area’s top innovators of tribal fusion. Her love of dance has inspired her to create without boundaries, while striving to gift audiences with original presentations, through her often improvisational performances. Inspired by her travels, studies of music, culture and dance ; she presents a blend of old and new school movements for a style all her own.
Nancy Trunzo is certified Health Coach, Fitness Trainer, and Belly Dance Professional. She focuses on working with people who are overwhelmed by fitness options, dislike the gym/diet/fitness culture, desperately want to feel better & move their bodies with less pain. She found bellydance 15 years ago and has been on a path of education and physical fitness ever since. She was a founding member of the Bay Area chapter of Qabila Folk dance company and is the director of Urban Flowers Belly Dance based in Oakland.
Jennie Marie is a dancer and performance artist based out of Big Sur, California. In late 2015 she took her first belly dance class and her life changed over night. She now performs with cabaret storytellers Big Surcus, and is constantly refining and defining herself as a new performer.
Nicole Maria is an award-winning belly dancer based out of Oakland, California. She has been studying, teaching, and performing contemporary and traditional forms of Middle Eastern dance since 2009. She teaches and performs as a solo dancer and in various Middle Eastern dance companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jessica Cooper has been bellydancing for over 17 years and performing way before she should have been. She is an avid student of both fusion and traditional styles. She is a principal dancer and artistic director of BiG SuRCuS of Big Sur, CA, and is an original member of Zoe Jakes’ Coven Dance Company.
Shanti Bardot is bellydancer based in Oakland, CA who is currently obsessed with Arabic Folkdance. She is most commonly found watching Parks and Recreation and air punching to klezmer tunes. Shanti is a certified Datura Style Bellydance instructor through Rachel Brice and director of the Bay Area chapter of Qabila Folkdance Company.. Shanti Bardot BellyDance & Yoga
Kami Liddle has been a student of dance since she was 4 years old including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. After a brief interlude as a musician, Kami reunited with dance when she was 18 years old when she began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found her passion in improvisational belly dance via Fat Chance Belly Dance. Kami holds a B.A. in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno. Full bio at kamiliddle.com
Niusha teaches belly dance in Lafayette and enjoys sharing her love of dance with people of all ages. She believes that dance is a way to share a piece of yourself and connect with the world around you to help you realize your best. Niusha has performed in many belly dance troupes including Serpent Sirens, Rockin’ The Cradle and Shimmy Dreams. She also directs her own troupe Hip Logic who perform both classic and fusion styles of belly dance around the Bay Area.
Dance has been a constant in Isabel’s Life even at 9 months pregnant which you will be able to witness.
Tina’s passion for music, culture and athletic movement started at a young age which later culminated in an unrelenting desire to study dance. Ultimately, her passion led her to bellydance where she has focused her training for over a decade. Under the guidance and training of Suhaila Salimpour and the Salimpour School since 2006, she has refined her skills and continues to perform throughout the bay area as a soloist and has also had the amazing opportunity to tour nationally and internationally as a member of Bal Anat and the Suhaila Dance Company.
Abigail is a dancer, writer, and educator based in Berkeley. She holds Level 5 in both the Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats and an MA in Dance Studies from Mills College.
Michiyo is an ATS® dancer / instructor in the Bay Area and performs with FCBD® and Tessera Tribal®. ATS® with a Spanish Fan was born for the special occasion when she was asked to perform Bellydance at the Flamenco show in Vegas some time ago. Invited by Anastasia, Michiyo is excited to share her piece at the Orange Room “Underground Nomads Pre Pre NYE Party”.
Ayre Briar (bio coming soon)
The Berkeley Salimpour Collective performs choreography from the Salimpour repertoire. Representing the Collective at the Fire Benefit are Abby, Tina, and Scarlett.
Danielle White started belly dancing in 2006 and was a member of The Lost Jewels of the Ghawazee. She started studying with Ariellah in 2014 and regularly performs with the Darker Still Ensemble throughout the Bay Area. Danielle also serves as the assistant director of Deshret Dance Company. She has completed Integrated Dance with Ashley Lopez, as well as the third phase of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements Program. To continually hone her movement vocabulary and personal style, she also cross trains in strength training, hip hop, and jazz classes. When she’s not dancing, she’s either photographing or adorning dancers.
Thank you to Anastasia for helping to coordinate this event, and for coming up with the idea of having this fundraiser and hosting Underground Nomads at the Orange Room. Thank you to Anastasia and Tom for offering their space. Thank you to all of our performers and behind the scenes crew for helping to make this happen. Thank you to You for your support.