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Who is Belladonna?

Belladonna is a modern fusion belly dance instructor, performers and show producer from Washington DC. She is also a certified yoga instructor, fire dancers, troupe director and artist.

Inspired by the power and healing dance can evoke she believes that self expression is essential for ones well being, and hopes her performances inspire others to find a passion they want to pursue.

She is best known as a pioneer of modern sword dancing, and for her theatrical performances, creative concepts and her ability to break down and teach complex subject matter.

She has been a guest performer with international superstars such as Amanda Palmer, Beats Antique, Corvus Corax, the Bellydance Super Stars and the Indigo. She has also had the honor of being a featured instructor at national and international festivals such as Tribal Fest, Art of the Belly, Rakkasah Spring Caravan, Tribal Alchemy, Elevation,  Awakening Persephone, 3rd Coast Tribal, Gothla UK, FesTribal de Quebec, Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive, 3rd Coast Tribal, Tribal Revolution as well as many private events, medieval events, cultural events and parties.

She is the creative director and producer of the annual Raven’s Night Soiree’, the Vixen Variety Show and co producer of the Monthly DCTribal cafe.  She also is the director of three student troupes, BellaTrix,  DashKhaleen and Khalasar.

Professionally Belladonna is a skilled soloists, as well as an avid collaborator. Belladonna performs with the internationally acclaimed Drag King, Ken Vegas, and is one half of the dynamic duo Skella. She is also the director of her most recent venture, a professional tribal fusion dance company in DC,  Kivahalla.

Belladonna teaches weekly classes in the DC & NOVA area and travels to other cities and countries for specialty events.  Over the last several years she has produced 2 sword instructional DVDs and developed her own belly dance teacher training and sword certification programs.

Please feel free to peruse this website for more information about her weekly classes, certification programs, upcoming workshops, events and performances.

A performance by Belladonna could be just the thing to make your event extra special. Each performance can be customized to reflect the music, colors & vibe of your event. She is the master of many forms and can add a variety of dynamic accoutrement to her performance.

• Veil
• Feather fans
• Spanish fans
• Sword
• Double sword
• Fire (poi, fans, fingers, palms, sword)
Belladonna is also a huge fan of character development and cosplay and has costumes to represent many different femme fatales, such as:
• Maleficent
• The Wicked Witch of the West
• The Queen of Hearts
• A Drow

• A Fairy Queen

and more!

Please contact Belladonna for booking information or with questions about private classes, coaching or online instruction.