NYMERIA Director
KELELA Assistant Director
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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