Professional Development

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Performing, August 2015 to Present

  • Hafla for Tolerance, June 24, 2017.
  • SLCC Life and Leadership Club Banquet, April, 2017.
  • Springfest, March 11, 2017.
  • SLCC Belly Dance Club Inaugural Performance, December 4, 2016, Cedars of Lebanon Restaurant.
  • One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, October 15, 2016 – Thia’s Halloween Show – directed by Anna West, costumes and choreo by Anna West, Ashley Betker and Amber Ward.
  • Hafla for Humanity, October 7, 2015 – South African Inspired Set – Choreographed and directed by Anna West.
  • Summer Fest, August 20, 2016 – Egyptian Cabaret Zill Performance with Troupe Tarab, choreographed and directed by Jennifer Long-Pratt.
  • Cedars of Lebanon Restaurant, July 29 and 30, 2015 – Belly Dance Hostess, featuring performing cockatoo on July 30.
  • Jewels of the Nile Show, July 15, 2015 – Modern Egyptian Cabaret choreographed and directed by Stephanie Buranek.
  • Park Silly Market, June 19, July 10 and July 24 – Tribal Fusion 30 min set, featuring Asylum and performing cockatoo – choreographed and directed by Anna West.
  • Lunar Transit Festival, May 21, 2016- Tribal Fusion 45 min set with Asylum, choreographed and directed by Anna West.
  • Springfest, March 5, 2016 – “Channeling” Tribal Fusion set with Asylum, choreographed and directed by Anna West.
  • Springfest, March 5, 2016 – “Classic Egyptian,” with Sahara, choreographed and directed by Heather Crowther.
  • December 2015 Salt City Studio’s Holiday Hafla
  • December 2015 Global Hafla for Humanity
  • October 2015 Thia’s Halloween Bash
  • October 2015 Desert Journey School of Dance’s Dreams and Nightmares Show
  • September 2015 Sharon Kihara Hafla (performed with live bird)
  • September 2015 Museum of Natural History Birds of Paradise Exhibit
  • August 2015 Fusion Festival, Boise, Idaho (performed with live bird)
  • Springfest, March 2015, Hipsteria
  • Springfest, March 2015, Asylum

Continuing Education, August 2015 to Present

  • May 2017, Improvisational Tribal Style Level 2 Review, Michelle Sorensen.
  • November 12, 2016, Zumba Basic One Certification ZumbaBasicSteps1Certification.pdf
  • October – December 2016, Improvisational Tribal Style Level 2 Fast Vocabulary, Michelle Sorensen.
  • September 2, 2016, Egyptian Technique with AZIZA!
  • August – December 2016, Fitness Instructor Training, HLTH 1325-02, Salt Lake Community College, Paula Nielson-Williams and Jennifer Allen, preparation for the ACE Group X Test.
  • August – September 2016, Improvisational Tribal Style Level 2 Slow Vocabulary, Michelle Sorensen.
  • July – August 2016, Egyptian Choreography and Zills, Jen Long-Pratt.
  • May – July 2016, Egyptian Choreography and Technique, Stephanie Buranek.
  • March 19, 2016, Private lesson, Improvisational Tribal Style Level 1 review and 2 preview, Shimmy Shakti Studio, Twin Falls, Idaho with Jenna Harder.
  • February 23, 2016 – “Le Shimmy Bellyesque” – Vaudeville and theatrical belly dance technique workshop with Karolina Lux, international touring dancer, singer and musician.
  • February- March 2016, “Booty Bounce” – Technique and choreography class focusing on glut strength and tone, including belly dance, Jamaican Dance Hall, and other transnational techniques, a 6 week series with Michelle Sorensen.
  • February 8-12, Fitness Professionals Global Summit- participated online in workshops about nutrition, adrenal fatigue, hormones and the future of training.
  • February 13, 2016, “Stage Make-up for Dancers,” 2 hour workshop with Michelle Sorensen.
  • December 13, 2015- Brush Strokes, “Arms are often the most Sharon Kihara Workshopneglected part of the body in belly dance. In this workshop, arms will be the focus! Learn how to use your arms to aid in conveying a feeling or telling a story and making them the highlight of your piece. You will essentially be “painting a picture” with them.” Taught by Michelle Sorensen.
  • November 2015 – ongoing, Egyptian belly dance with Heather Crowther (Jamileh), leader of Midnight Mirage, Eclipse and Sahara
  • December 2015 through February 2016, Improvisational Tribal Style Belly Dance taught by Michelle Sorensen
  • October 2015 Wham Bam Thank You Sam – 2 Tribal Fusion workshops in Pocatello Idaho with Calamity Sam.
  • September 2015 – 2 workshops in Salt Lake City, Utah with Sharon Kihara focusing on Butoh Japanese dance and Tribal Fusion technique.
  • August through October 2015, Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance with Michelle Sorensen.
  • October 2015 – Anatomy and Kinesiology Review for Group Fitness Leaders, Salt Lake Community College.

Salt Lake Community College Training Transcript

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