Tribaleyez© Dance


Tribaleyez Belly Dance

American Tribal Style®

Troupe Sisters

Rhiannyn, Director

FCBD® Teacher Certified - August 2013

FCBD® Sister Studio - August 2013

FCBD® Sister Studio Continuing Education Re-certification - March 30, 2015

              Sister Studio Continuing Education Re-certification - April 4, 2016       


Rhiannyn began tribal style dancing in a Tribal Spanish-Gypsy Fusion based class in Sept 2006. In the summer of 2007, she had the opportunity to drop in to a Tribal Fusion class in Vancouver, taught by Lava.  This was a pivotal turning point in the direction Rhiannyn would pursue on her tribal dance path.

In the Spring of 2008, Carolena Nericcio, Director of FCBD®, came to Vancouver for an American Tribal Style® Intensive weekend.  Carolena's ATS® Intensive was a challenging workshop. BUT, it was a hardcore *fall in love with ATS* situation, and she loved Carolena's teaching style, which is brilliant.
The summer of 2009, Tonje Olson started teaching ATS®.  And so the journey began! Thank you Tonje!

Rhiannyn completed Carolena's General Skills Certification in January 2010.  In July 2010, she made the trek to San Francisco to study rigorously at the FatChance® studio.  She trained with various FCBD® troupe members, including Carolena: Levels 1-3; being able to sit in on Performance Prep classes; and taking three private lessons, as well.

Rhiannyn continues to study extensively in ATS®, travelling to farther destinations for specialty ATS® workshop events, such as Cues & Tattoos, in Seattle. She also takes any other ATS® workshops offered within driving distance.

August 2013 found Rhiannyn back in the classroom, with Carolena, Megha, and 57 other ATS® dancers... redoing General Skills, in the new format, and taking the Teacher Training certifications.  She continues to train via PowHow sessions with Carolena, and will be signing up for the Sister Studio Continuing Education programme early 2015.

 ATS® is beautiful.  It truly embodies the spirit of sister/brother-hood, camaraderie, and *interdependance* ~ pardon that little play on words ;)
Being able to share this dance with other ATSers is a joy. Being able to give this dance to new ATS® adventurers is a blessing.

It is very much a humbling, and yet rewarding, experience being part of this extensive, worldwide family of dancers.


Shelley Robertson, Co-Director:

My dance journey began as a night out with a friend.  Although the classes were fun and provided some exercise it was not something I was serious about until I saw an ATS® group. There was something about this earthy form of dance that drew me in and really spoke to me. 

This has been one of the most empowering journeys of my life. My sense of self-worth and confidence has and will continue to grow through the power of this wonderful art form called American Tribal Style®.  


Molly Dancer:

What can we say about Molly, our newest troupe member... well, she's a little monkey, but we love her.  Molly loves getting dressed up!! Practicing her FCBD® moves, with the help of anyone who wants to give her a *hand*, is one of the funnest things you'll ever see.  Molly recently attended the workshops in Seattle with Kristine Adams of FCBD®, so far, that is the highlight of her dance career.  She plans on practicing hard for her next workshop with Carolena Nericcio on Sept. 16th, 2012. 

Update: On August 26, 2013, Molly attended 4 days of General Skills with Carolena and Megha, and was lucky enough to get her photo taken with with them at the end of the session.

Molly will definitely bring a smile to your face.

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