Kelley Beeston - Kalash Tribal
In 2007 after attending Egyptian belly dance classes Kelley discovered ATS® now called FatChanceBellyDance®style and embarked on the most amazing journey of self-discovery. She fell in love with this dramatic and eclectic dance form - the cultural roots, rhythms and music together with the camaraderie, costumes and ethnic jewellery encompassing her love of all things tribal – the people, cultures and history.
Kelley’s passion radiates through when performing with her dance troupe, Kalash Tribal, in her weekly classes and workshops both at home and abroad, for her there is something magical and empowering about this style of dance which she absolutely loves to share.
She is well known for her inclusive, approachable teaching style often structuring her workshops holistically around a theme or concept. Her innate ability to break things down and simplify the most difficult steps and ideas has earned her a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable teacher.
In 2008 she launched Oasis attended by dance students, teachers and Sister Studios from all over the United Kingdom. Oasis is a much-loved event in the tribal calendar providing bimonthly structured workshops with tuition from an experienced, dedicated, warm and friendly teacher. As a self-confessed FCBD®style ‘geek’, she loves to explore the intricacies of group dynamics, communication/interaction, connectivity and confident performance – in other words delivering our dance – from dramatic entrance to rapturous applause. Over the years Kelley has nurtured a growing tribal family who unite as “Oasis Tribal” to perform together.
Based in SW England Kelley maintains her training with her master teacher and creator of FCBD®style, Carolena Nericcio in San Francisco and has completed General Skills and Teacher Training certifications several times. She became a certified teacher and Sister Studio in 2010 and was selected by Carolena and her Tribal Pura International partner Megha Gavin as one of only ten teachers worldwide to undergo their first ever Advanced Teacher Training and in June 2015 she graduated and qualified as a Tribal Pura International FatChance Continuing Education (FCCE) Instructor. She is honoured to assist Carolena in teaching both General Skills and Teacher Training.
Kelley also works on her Sister to Sister projects to empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.