Teaching and Performing around the globe, these highly skilled performers are trained in various dance styles and tomfoolery and have been causing quite a stir in the belly dance community with their RAW (Random American World) dance.
TerriAnne is also the director of award winning, international dance company, Troupe Joweh R.A.W. who has been voted, “Best Performing Dance Company”, (Sonoma County) for the last three years in a row.
She is a popular teacher of dance, presenting workshops at:
- Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp (California)
- Sirens Fest (California)
- Shimmy Quake (California)
- Coastal Belly Fest (California)
- Tribal Fest (California)
- Tribal Fusion Faire (California)
- Winter Moon (California)
- North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar (California)
- Rakkasah (California),
- Ya Halla Y’all (Texas)
- El Paso Fest, (Texas)
- Arte Central (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
- The Casa Santo Domingo ( Antigua, Guatemala)
- The Punta Cana Resort (Domingcan Republic)
- San Lo’ Studios, (Rome, Italy)
- … to name a few
Influences: Mother and first teacher TerriAnne. Classic siren Naima. Akef. Habbi Ru. Cirque du Soleil. Latcho Drom. Fairy tales, princesses, heroes and generally epic things. The sinewy, supple grace of snakes and cats.
Influences:Sufi poets, Oum Kalthoum, TerriAnne Gutierrez and Susu Pampanin, all of her troupe sisters, staying true to art.
She has studied with many teachers including Kajira, Suhaila, Ellen Cruz, Jillina, Kelsy Hiyahumoto, Tiffany Bisconer, Crystal Silmi, Kaeshi Chai, Sadie Marquardt, and Terrianne Guitterez.
Influences: The sounds & feelings of what surrounds her in nature…the rustle of leaves, wind in the trees, and gentle droplets of rain. She is inspired by almost everything she experiences as she allows these things to take over and move her anywhere the music wants to take her.
Influences: TerriAnne, Joweh sisters, Alla Kushnir, vintage belly dance, burlesque, spice, smiles and sunshine.
Influences: The black sheep, the underdogs, the survivors, and the skeptics. The obscure, the broken, the forgotten, and the hidden. Thunderstorms, earthworms, coal, and wind. Fairy tales, chocolate, fabric, and candles. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche.
Treja has been dancing her whole life. As an adult, she started studying dance and taking as many classes as she could in all forms of dance and has spent time learning bellydance from several teachers, Argentine Tango, swing, salsa, and Latin Ballroom dance. She currently teaches a Beginner’s Bellydance Fusion and Fundamentals class Friday’s at 6:30 at Siren’s Studio.
Influences: Modern music of multiple genres, latin dance, and modern bellydancers pushing what Fusion bellydance is
Influences: Fairies, Costumes, Witchcraft, The SCA, Nature, Moody Pictures, The Internet, My local bellydance community, and Each one of my teachers.
Influences: Her mother and grandmother are her biggest influences, along with the all the dancers and dance teachers she has had the honor of working with in her life. Rabia is also influence by the wonderful children she works with in her job as a speech therapist.