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Leigh Anne Shaw

Leigh Anne is certified in teaching American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance by its famous FatChanceBellyDance creator, Carolena Nericcio. With a B.A. in Theater and history of performance art throughout the Bay Area, Leigh Anne is a veteran of the FatChanceBellyDance® school since 2004. She led the FCBD® student troupe Nefer Tem from 2007 to 2008 and founded her own professional troupe, Al-hambra Tribal Dance, in 2009.

Leigh Anne earned her FCBD® General Skills certification in 2010, FCBD® Teacher Training in 2010, and additional certification in 2016. Leigh Anne’s dance training includes years of study of modern cabaret by Nanna Candelaria, folkloric Middle Eastern dance by Asia Arabesque, tribal fusion by Cera Byer and Ariellah, Salimpour and Jamila format by Andrea Sendek, and World Fusion by Wendy Marlatt. Leigh Anne is also a founding member of Qabila Folkdance Company - San Francisco chapter.