SILVIA SALAMANCA is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer and instructor from Mallorca, Spain. A life-long dancer, she graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in ballet and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona.
She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001, when realizing the enormous benefits that this art-form brings to women in both body and soul. In her own studio, she keeps observing how women can get closer to their self identity and discover oneself in a new level, increasing self-esteem, and getting deeply in touch with the feminine essence in their soul through bellydance.
As a natural evolution in her journey, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and combined it with a deep research into her own cultural roots: Spanish gypsy and Arabic. Hence with her work in the field of Zambra Mora (spanish gypsy-oriental dance fusion) Silvia gained international recognition and is currently invited to teach workshops and perform as a headliner in major festivals world-wide. Silvia is also known for her work dancing with swords, which she feels depicts the strength of women. 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 ITS troupe. For more information about Silvia, see www.silviasalamanca.com.
Sara Lyn fell madly in love with Bellydance at the age of 17 (2005) when she saw beautiful women of all ages, shapes, and sizes, adorned from head to toe, move their bodies in ways that seemed impossible.
She credits her instructor and mentor, Samira Il’nia, for laying a solid foundation of bellydance technique, musicality, and challenging her dancers to push themselves every single class with conditioning, strong practice habits, and camaraderie which Sara instills in her students today.
Sara’s classes have a mix of conditioning, strength and balance exercises, a strong focus on technique, topping it off with her slinky stylization. In her teachings she enjoys working with the muscles, paying close attention to the little details, isolations, and bringing awareness (and a challenge) to the body and mind, all while bringing layers of musicality into the mix.
Vimana Fusion - Sara’s online studio (vimanafusion.com) and in class dance school is located in the heart of Sin City Las Vegas, NV, where she aspires to inspire her students to find their own voice in the language of dance.
Sara’s wanderlust has taken her all over the world, and in 2020 she begins a much anticipated tour schedule to teach nationally and internationally with her husband and new baby girl by her side.
With over a decade of dedicated dance studies and training, Sara considers herself a “forever student” and humbly wants to say thank you for trusting her to be one of your teachers in your dance journey !