March 2015 Featured Dancer: Michelle Sorensen

Michelle started her belly-dancing journey 8 years ago with no former dance experience. She began her studies under the direction of Kismet School of Dance (American), Kashmir Dance Company (ATS & Tribal Fusion), Trisha Mcbride (Tribal Fusion and Experimental) and more recently Rachel Brice (8 elements Phases 1 &2, Initiation and Cultivation Certified). She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene.

An award winning dancer, Michelle placed 1st at Fusion Fest in 2011, 2nd at Fusion Fest 2012, and 1st in the Ultimate Bellydancer best Fusion Solo August 2012! She joined Sketch Cabaret in the summer of 2012, and has been a member of Sepiatonic since the Spring of 2013. Occasionally she can also be seen performing with Voodoo Productions at both private and public events.

Along with bellydance, she has discovered a love for the Aerial Arts, including pole, silks, lyra and various other cirque style apparatus. “Cross-training” in this form of dance has helped her with stamina, strength, flexibility and clean lines. Her life is also occupied with being a mother of 2 sweet little girls ages 5 and 2 and they are a constant inspiration to push boundaries and a reminder to explore! She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.