In addition to her continuous studies, performing, and teaching, Kelebek designs custom belly dance clothing and accessories. She has a shop on Etsy where you can place orders for original, character inspired items.
Kelebek is the Turkish word for butterfly, the universal symbol of growth and transformation. This name was given to Kelebek because it symbolizes everything she strives to achieve through belly dance: growth and transformation; as well excellence, creativity, and inspiration.
Kelebek began dancing a long time ago as a child in Brooklyn, New York. However, she did not begin studying belly dance, near, and middle eastern music until 2006. Her first studies were in both Cabaret and Tribal. Since then she has gone on to study various fusion and ethnic styles of belly dance to further enhance her dance technique as a fusion belly dancer. She has studied with such re-known local and international instructors as Belladonna, Artemis Mourat, Tempest, Tarik Sultan, Michelle Devine, Barbara Gini, Saqra, Nancy Ahmad, and Elisheva. In addition to long term continuous studies, she is a workshop and intensive fanatic.
Her overall style combines American Cabaret and Modern Tribal with Hip hop, Latin, and Burlesque; which create fantastic fantasy performances. She performs as four distinct personas ranging from Cabaret fusion to Tribal fusion. These personas embody the different sides of her personality. She can be seen performing at events throughout the Northeast in addition to her home states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is widely known for her joyful, emotional performances, and stage presence; as well as her technique and stunning, original costuming.
In 2009 she began teaching weekly lessons in Berlin New Jersey, and monthly workshops in central and southern New Jersey while continuing her own intensive studies. She was also the events writer for Phillyraqs.com.
Fantasy Fusion Belly Dance Artist
You can purchase some of my merchandise through Cafepress.
Available items include: Jersey tees, cups, pillows, throw blankets, and messenger bags.
Candi: Cabaret Belly dance meets Funk
Sunni: Think Broadway Show tunes and glam
Sirena: Modern Tribal, Metal, and Goth
Golden Goddess: The Classic Cabaret Persona
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