Sandi Ball began her belly dance journey in 1998 when she attended classes at FatChanceBellyDance®
with a friend, not knowing what it was or what her future held with it. As a continuation of her university
degree in sculpture and with a love for puzzles, American Tribal Style® belly dance satisfied her need for
versatility, improvisation and efficiency – creating art in movement. A keen eye for detail, artistry and
teamwork has aided her journey through the roles of student, performer, troupe member, teacher, and mentor.
She has over 13 years in experience as a teacher and performer for FCBD® and continues to share her
experience as a FCBD® Instructor, Emerita with performance collaborations, classes and workshops local to
San Francisco and worldwide. When not in her belly dance role, she is a pet sitter in the San Francisco bay
area and the maker of HiBeam Bindis, as well as other accessories. For more info please visit
Dance came a bit later in life to Wendy Allen, but once she discovered ATS®, it ignited her passion
for movement and music.
She was with the FatChanceBellyDance® studio for 20 years, in the professional company for 15, and has been
teaching for 16.
She departed from FCBD® in 2016, but as an FCBD® Emerita, she continues to share her love of classic
ATS® with anyone who will listen.
Jeana & Adam
Jeana Jorgensen is a Sister Studio of FatChance BellyDance®. With over twenty years of dance experience, she has been teaching ATS® in Indianapolis since 2013, which is also when she founded her professional ATS® troupe Indy Tribal. Soon after, she founded a student troupe as well, Mandali Tribal, which focuses more on community-building and inclusion. Jeana collaborates regularly with musician Adam Riviere to create performances as well as movement/music vocabularies to facilitate and celebrate the improvisational nature of ATS®. Jeana also performs as a solo dancer, blogs about dancing and more, and teaches at the university level in anthropology, gender studies, folklore, and global studies.
Adam Riviere, world percussionist, audio engineer and composer boasts almost 30 years of experience, 13 published albums and numerous collaborations. Riviere began playing the piano at the age of ten, which led to a love of percussion and throughout the years that followed, he studied more than 30 world instruments.
Adam received his undergraduate degree in Music Business in 2000 from Butler University, and by 2003, he completed a graduate degree from the Indiana University School of Music in Music Technology. While at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis), Adam served as an Assistant Director to Johnny Lee Lane and tutor for the Indiana University Purdue University Urban Percussion Ensemble. 2009 to 2016 Adam was hired as the pit/battery instructor for Monrovia Jr-Sr High School Bulldog Brigade in Indiana. Another educational and outreach program Adam is involved in includes the Lotus Blossom Bazaar in Bloomington, IN where he educates elementary school children about world musical instruments, music, and culture.
Adam is well-known in the local community, throughout the state and regionally, as well as internationally for participating in mind, body and soul healing practices such as Aura Cleansing and Chakra Balancing, providing live music for yoga classes, leading drum circles, participating in kirtans and conducting workshops for beginner, intermediate and expert stages of African drumming, Latin/Afro-Cuban drumming, Middle Eastern drumming, didgeridoo and Native American Style Flute.
Adam has taken his sound to major cities across the United States, presented workshops at Dr Hoch in Frankfurt Germany, and has performed and taught throughout Israel where he had the opportunity to perform at the Jacob’s Ladder Festival in May of 2014.
Adam in the past has performed with world-renowned artists such as percussionist Badal Roy who performed and recorded with Miles Davis and flautist and saxophone player Steve Gorn who performed and recorded with Paul Simon. Other artists include Nelson Rios a percussionist who performed with Gloria Estefan and Santana, and alongside Rios Adam has performed with multi Native American Award winning artist Steve Rushingwind & the Native Groove throughout the States and at the 2014 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
In one of his first drum lessons his teacher told him the purpose of a drummer is to make people dance... And he hasn't stopped since.
Krisztina is the founder and artistic director of
Czigany World Fusion
Dance. Her formal dance training began over 30 years ago with classical ballet
and she has been building on that foundation ever since. She has studied many
dance styles over the years and combined them all in the formation of Czigany
World Fusion Dance.
As a teacher she strives to not only teach a series of steps, but to also
show her students the magic that is dance and the freedom it gives them to feel
and to express what lies deep within their soul. "Everyone has a beauty
inside that is so indescribably brilliant; one that consists of all of their
passions, their hopes, their fears, and their dreams. I help my students to get
in touch with that part of themselves through dance."
As a performer, Krisztina not only shows you the dance visually, but you can
actually feel her become one with the music. You will experience the
combination of dance and music in waves of energy and emotion as she paints a
picture and creates a breathtaking work of art before your eyes.
Krisztina is Michigan’s first Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance®, is
Advanced Teacher Training Certified, and is an ATS® Sister Studio Continuing
Education Instructor. She is also certified in group fitness and holistic fitness,
has been teaching since 2001, and is the creator of the ATS® Drill Companion
DVD series and the Work that Skirt ATS® Style DVD.
Richard Harper has had a successful career as a hair and makeup artist
working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours and regional opera companies as well as print work,
portrait work and industrial films. He has worked for the Broadway companies of Les Miserables, Grease,
Blood Brothers, Kiss of the Spider Woman, My Fair Lady, Cabaret and Sugar Babies, among others, and has
been lucky enough to work with great stars of the stage: Vanessa Williams, Carole King, Rosie O’Donnell,
Joel Grey, Debbie Allen, Ann Miller, Kim Criswell, Maureen McGovern, Andrea McArdle, Werner Klemperer,
Lea Salonga, Regina Resnik, Sharon Lawrence and Kay McClelland. He has received cosmetology licenses in
several states, worked as a platform artist and colorist and specializes in wig construction, repair and
To Be Announced
Additional instructors will be announced as they are confirmed. Hopefully this will happen soon!