Stephanie Fogner, Assistant Director
Stephanie was introduced to the world of belly dance by her aunt, Margaret, of Lotus Moon. She soon began dancing under Kalima of Kalima Tribal (Salisbury, NC) in January 2010 where she fell in love with American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance. It became evident to her that this was something she was passionate about and she was soon performing with Damhsa Gasra Tribal Belly Dance. She performed with them from 2010-2013, earning her ATS® General Skills certificate in 2012. Upon moving to Richmond, Virginia she began training ATS® under the direction of Janine Turner and joined Ajna Tribal in 2014. Stephanie has performed with Ajna Tribal since then across the states, including the honor of being chosen to perform at ATS® Reunion, the International yearly professional conference for American Tribal Style® belly dance in Phoenix, AZ. Stephanie has since studied ATS®, Tribal Fusion, theatrical belly dance, and other forms of Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance under other instructors including Kalima (now Twila Jane Ramblethorn), Megha Gavin, DeAnna Freeman, Carolena Nerricio, Lisa and Terry Allred, Dawn Ruckert, Melody Bustillos, Sami Te, and Suhaila Salimpour to name a few. She is excited to share this language of dance with you!
Missy Moore: Assistant Director