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.
Influences: Modern music of multiple genres, latin dance, and modern bellydancers pushing what Tribal 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: Ellen Cruz, Kathy Wolff, Terrianne, Helen Thomas, Shiva, and Kali
Influences: TerriAnne of course! Fifi Abdo, Suhaila Salimpour, Orit Maftsir, Dahlia Carella, Shoshanna, and Jodi Waseca. Unmata and Damage Control Dance Theater. Cheesy dance movies, competitive cheer-leading, Korean pop videos, b-boys and girls, post-apocalyptic movies and novels, steampunk, childbirth..
Inspiration: The beauty and complexity of Middle Eastern music. The camaraderie of her troupe and magic of collaborative creativity. “Conquering a new choreography,” and the satisfaction of the moment where it all comes together and we move as one!
Influences: late 70’s disco, early 80’s punk rock and electro, glitter, feathers, Dalia Carrella, Zoe Jakes, the idea that everything is nothing and nothing is everything and the fact that you can express that through dance, unicorns and dragons, and black eye makeup. .
Influences: Other members of Joweh (aw, feel the love!). Elana Quihuis. Unmata. Bollywood. Cirque de Soleil. Moulin Rouge.
Influences: Anne and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Nagua Fouad, Samia Gamal, The Cramps, Sharon from Within Temptation, Hard Rock and Metal of all kinds, Science Fiction, Steampunk fashion, Cirque Du Soleil, Burning Man, The Indigo, and all my girls in The Rising Stars, Troupe Joweh and Arcane Dimension!