Astoria, NYUSA 11106
June 27, 2012
Hi, I'm Debbie, a founding memeber of Manhattan Tribal, a NYC based American Tribal Style Bellydance Company directed by Mimi Fontana. I am pleased to announce that I will be vending at Hip-Notic Sunday,I can't wait to attend this amazing event!
I absolutely love love love every form of belly dance but my main focus has been on American Tribal Style which I have been studying, performing for the past 7 years. I have also taken tribal fusion and cabaret classes and workshops. I find it very helpful to try to learn various styles of belly dance.
I am founding member and official stylist for Manhattan Tribal. I was born in the US, but was raised in Athens, Greece and grew up listening to Tsifteteli (Greek belly dance music). My appreciation of Middle Eastern music and dance, folkloric costuming, and the sense of a dance community, is what drew me to belly dance. I loved to perform and as a child, and I spent three years in clown school performing balancing acts. My full time job is in the intimate apparel business and I am also a costuming designer by trade, this background informs my role as the costuming coordinator for MT. Under my direction, the troupe maintains a cohesive aesthetic look, while allowing for individuality. I also served as the official stylist on Manhattan Tribal’s Tribal Revival DVD. I also create customized costuming pieces for the troupe and other dancers. http://dwebbdancewear.com.
I would like to meet, network and collaborate with other wonderful dancer from different genres within the Belly Dance community.