July 14 & 15, 2017
SILVIA SALAMANCA, a life-long dancer, was a University graduate at the age of nineteen with a major in ballet and went on to perform professionally as a feature modern dance artist in major European Festivals and Events with the Contemporary Dance Company of the University of Barcelona. She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001 because she realized the enormous benefits that this art form brings to women in both body and soul. In her own studio, she continues to observe and help women get closer to their personal identity at a new level by increasing self-esteem, and getting deeply in touch with their feminine essence through dance. As a natural evolution, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and has developed her own unique style through deep historical and cultural research into her own Spanish Gypsy and Arabic roots. Now she is known for her passionate and magnetic personality which shines through in her exciting stage style and inspirational programs in the field of Zambra Mora (spanish gypsy-oriental dance fusion). Originally from Mallorca, Spain, Silvia Salamanca continues to gain international recognition. Currently she is a featured guest artist and popular instructor at major festivals around the globe, including being twice headliner for the Contest of the Bellydancer of the world in Germany, and being featured as the local talent for the Bellydance Superstars shows in October 2011 – Houston.
In order to reach as many students as possible, Silvia is proud to present four fabulous new workshop videos shot live, but edited to give you the meatiest portions without any fat. The Cutting Edge for even more incredible sword technique, Dancing Outside the Box for bigger braver moves by fusing with Contemporary Dance, The World of the Spanish Gypsy history and movement and how they come together, and Move Like a Snake which is tribal for any style dancer; all found online. Silvia is also the director of Shunyata Belly Dance, a nationally awarded tribal fusion company and a proud member of Urban Gypsy, Houston’s premiere ATS troupe.