Mallory is inspired by dancers such as Zoe Jakes, Carolena Nericcio and Linda Bursey, and is currently concentrating her training on expression, solo choreography, and working with props. Her smooth and seamless movements, are strikingly graceful, and when combined with her calming expressions you can’t take your eyes away.
I think it best embodies my personality. I’m a little strange and so is belly dance. I’m a little mysterious and so is belly dance. I like to be free to walk the road less traveled and so does belly dance. It’s different and interesting and I felt like I belonged there.
Seraka happened naturally for me. My best friends founded the troupe, they shared a similar vision for what I wanted my dancing to become, and the troupe has a clear trajectory of moving forward, continuing to grow, and challenging ourselves.
For me it’s Caravanserai. I find the themes for the show are always fun and the atmosphere is incredibly energetic. It just keeps getting more extravagant and fun each year. Love the fans that come out!
Be open-minded as you learn. Know that you will make mistakes and that is ok. Know that you are enough. Know that asking questions is a good thing and that they will help you grow. It’s ok to be wrong. It’s ok to mess up. Make the most of it and never stop learning.
My current love is for “Berlin.” It’s a good mixture of vulnerability and intensity that really looks and feels beautiful in juxtaposition.
Heather Stants. I was floored by how much I learned in my first intensive with her. She also has the kind of attitude and presence that I think I would really enjoy working with.
Loyal, Loving, LOL
One summer in my youth I was part of a hot air balloon team that would inflate and deflate a 180 ft dragon named Oggy. We had to tie Oggy to a pick up truck to keep him from flying away. Oggy is from Nova Scotia and is a very magical site to behold.
Probably in my PJ’s cooking an awesome breakfast and then watching Netflix while crafting or reading news articles on my laptop.