Kelela’s dance experience grows in a new direction with her
participation in Tribal Evolution. Belly dance is the latest
chapter in her journey, which includes classical ballet,
modern dance, and jazz. Her formal training includes
coursework at La Universidad de las Américas – Puebla,
México and a B.F.A. in Modern Dance from Texas Christian
University. Kelela’s professional work includes company
member of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth as well as a
teacher in local dance studios and outreach programs. Her
interests include travel, J.R.R. Tolkien, musical instruments,
cats, and renaissance festivals.
Nymeria began dancing at a young age taking ballet, tap, and jazz
classes through a local organization. She also played several sports
but focused mainly on gymnastics for about 10 years. Shortly
thereafter she started performing and competing with her high school
dance team and found the camaraderie with her teammates and the
thrill of performing to be a fantastic experience. Since then she has
studied many other forms of dance including: modern, latin, acro,
lyrical, weapons, bhangra, and folkloric.
In the spring of 2007, on a journey to find a new dance outlet, she
attended a dance festival and took a workshop with Tribal Evolution.
It was there she found herself drawn to the exotic beauty and grace of
tribal belly dance and this wonderful group of friends she now calls
family. In 2008 she became a member of Tribal Echo, and promoted
Tribal Evolution in 2009. In December 2012, she was honored to
become the new Director of the TE family. In 2015 she received her
Fat Chance Belly Dance American Tribal Style General Skills Classic
and Modern Certifications.
During her time with Tribal Evolution, she has been the costume
mama, seamstress, photo cataloger, a choreographer, prop maker,
website designer, a teacher, and has studied with many inspirational
teachers and performers including Sera Solstic, Zoe Jakes, Kami
Liddle, Rachel Brice, Jill Parker, Silvia Salamanca, Suhaila Salimpour,
Karim Nagi, Megha Gavin and Carolena Nericcio.
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