SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS:
Alchemy in Motion
Alchemy in Motion blends ballet, jazz, and hip hop with cabaret, tribal fusion and ATS styles to craft a unique belly dance-based performance. Not bowing to labels, Jennie and Nanette perform to whatever style captures their attention for any given performance. They also never turn down a chance to create pieces that tap into their inner-fan girl and celebrate nerdom in all its glory. They have performed all over New England at shows and conventions and host two productions annually that often feature upwards of 60 dancers from all over the East Coast. For more information on Alchemy in Motion, please visit www.AlchemyInMotionDance.com or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Alchemyinmotiondance ).
Jennie Lee has been belly dancing for more than a decade. She lives in New York where she also performs as part of the duo Alchemy in Motion. Not one for labels, Jennie mixes belly dance with Indian folk dance, jazz, African fusion and anything else that captures her attention to create a style uniquely her own. Her specialties are performing with double and triple Isis wings and the candelabra. Photo credit: Stereovision Photography
Nanette Blake of New York/New Orleans began ballet and tap lessons when she was three and hasn’t stopped dancing since. She started belly dancing in 2004, and in 2014, she joined forces with Jennie Lee to create the duo Alchemy in Motion. Nanette has performed and taught all along the East Coast in shows and at conventions and is known for her double sword work, including a 10-sword balance. She loves to blend different styles of dance into a theatrical performance that often includes some humor, a sly wink, and a nod to pop culture. Photo credit: Stereovision Photography
Thalia is a fusion belly dancer from the Boston area. She has been performing at local venues and haflas for the past 7 years and often performs with various props including fan vail, double sword and her pet snake. Her theatrical, storytelling style of dance captivates audiences, and brings them along for the journey as she tells her story through dance.
A belly dancer for 9 years and counting, Lady Phoenix has shared company with many troupes and entertainment groups. Her style takes a theatrical form, and two performances are never the same. One generally can find comedy to be a reoccurring theme. Outside of performing, she works in residential care for the developmentally disabled in which has prompted her to be nearly finished in achieving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Lady Phoenix also teaches belly dance back home in Upstate New York.