Kelley Beeston - Kalash Tribal
FatChance® style belly dance
Megha Gavin - Tribal Pura International &
Devyani Dance Company
Megha began performing very early in life. She took her first dance classes at about the age of 4 and has been creating and performing ever since. Theatre soon caught her attention and that was her passion throughout her schooling years. It was in 1996 that she discovered American Tribal Style® Bellydance and immediately shifted her focus to this art form.
In San Francisco, Megha studied ATS® with the originator of the style from 1996 – 1998. Upon returning to the Southeast, she began teaching ATS® classes in order to create a community of people to dance with. She was the first to offer these classes in this region and has continued teaching pure ATS® for the last 16 years. She continues to teach and perform at sold out workshops across the country and around the world both individually and on the Tribal Pura tour with her teacher/partner, Carolena Nericcio.
In 2003 Megha completed teacher certification with Carolena Nericcio (creator of ATS® and founder of FatChanceBellyDance®) and entered into an exclusive partnership with her. They now take their love and appreciation of this elegant dance style in its original form on the road to co-teach the technique and artistic vision created by Carolena over the last 25 years.
Megha directs the Birmingham, AL based “Devyani Dance Company.” Under her direction, Devyani has performed at countless theatrical events, festivals, weddings, corporate events and private parties over the last 15 years and has been nominated for multiple cultural and artistic awards.
In January 2014, Megha moved to Dallas, TX and while still directing Devyani, she withdrew from teaching weekly classes and shifted her focus instead to the Tribal Pura International events and offerings with Carolena Nericcio.
When not teaching and performing ATS®, Megha homeschools her daughter and studies plant based nutrition, reiki and essential oils.