Kelley Beeston (UK)
Based in South West England Kelley became a certified teacher and Sister Studio in 2010. She was selected by her master teacher and creator of ATS® Carolena Nericcio and her Tribal Pura International partner Megha Gavin as one of only 10 teachers worldwide to undergo their first ever Advanced Teacher Training and in June 2015 she graduated and qualified as a Tribal Pura International Sister Studio Continuing Education (SSCE) Instructor. Her SSCE instructor status is maintained and kept up to date with annual training directly with Carolena. She is honoured to assist Carolena and Megha in teaching both General Skills and Teacher Training.
Kelley is well known for her inclusive, approachable teaching style often structuring her workshops holistically around a theme or concept. Her innate ability to break things down and simplify the most difficult steps and ideas has earned her a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable teacher. In 2008 she launched Oasis attended by ATS® students, teachers and Sister Studios from all over the United Kingdom plus visitors from all over the world. Oasis is a much-loved event in the tribal calendar providing bimonthly structured workshops with tuition from an experienced, dedicated, warm and friendly teacher. Over the years Kelley has nurtured a growing tribal family who unite as “Oasis Tribal” to perform together. Her passion radiates through when performing with her dance troupe, Kalash Tribal, in her weekly classes and workshops both at home and abroad, and for her there is something magical and empowering about ATS® which she absolutely loves to share.
Kelley also initiated two projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo to empower women and continues to work with the ATS® community and Carolena Nericcio on her Sister to Sister projects.
More information about Kelley: https://www.kalash-tribal.co.uk/
Anna Nordling (SE)
Anna began her dancing studies as a teenager in Umeå, Sweden where she grew up. During her teenage years she grew an interest in circus arts and object manipulation such as poi-spinning, staff twirling and fire eating. For many years she attended and performed on the streets and at bars during the medieval week in Visby, Gotland dressed as a jester. During those years she was also the president of one of the biggest national non-profit associations for alternative performance arts.
In 2008, Anna moved from her hometown Umeå to Gothenburg and started her studies in fusion bellydance under the lead of Callisto. In time she has challenged her self with different artistic projects such as making one improvisation a week during a year (2013) and sharing them on social media. Improvisation, sharing, community and play are essencial keys to Anna's creative process. This shows in the other artistic collaboration she is working with such as Pyrox, Lazuli, and offcourse ATS Friday challenge.
In 2014 Anna started teaching weekly classes in fusion style Bellydance in World Dance Company's studios. During the following years she traveled to USA for a month, studying tribal dance with teachers such as Anita Lalwani, Sandi Ball, Mardi Love, Kami Liddle, Zoe Jakes and Kristine Adans. Anna did General Skills, and Teachers training in Essex and studied for Caroleena Nericcio and Megha. Among the years she has studied under under a great number of amazing dancers and teachers who leave her grateful and humbled by the great lessons these dancers have taught her and the privilege she has had to be able to indulge in this artform.
Anna is currently not teaching dance and studies weekly together with the great network of practice buddies that is the ATS Friday challenge. From time to time she meets up with her tribe Lazuli in Gothenburg for a lil' spin but spends her time studying pottery, geeking out in forums and saving up money to her next dance adventure, whatever that may be.
Yuri Ferretti (IT/DE)
Yuri Ferretti was born in Tuscany, Italy. When he was 18, he discovered Oriental dance thanks to Gloria Ozalzhim, who trained him for a year.
In 2012, he moved to Berlin to attend the Tanzakademie Cifuentes, where he graduated from their two-year CATT (Certified Academic Teacher Training) for Oriental dancers in November 2015. In the same year, he also danced as a member of the CATT Company, an oriental dance company founded and directed by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes.
He was first introduced to Tribal Fusion on YouTube, then had the opportunity to take workshops with international teachers, such as Patricia Zarnovican, Ariellah Aflalo, Mardi Love, Samantha Emanuel, Ashley López, Violet Scrap, Lamia Barbara, April Rose, Kae Montgomery, Tjarda, Alexis Southall and others.
He also undertook regular Tribal Fusion classes with Silvia Orchidaceae from 2014 to 2016 and ATS® (American Tribal Style®) classes with Fara la Sombra from January 2016.
Yuri is still based in Berlin where he is currently cooperating and training with Silvia Orchidaceae.
In August 2017 he certified as an ATS® teacher, attending the General Skills and Teacher Training by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Megha Gavin, organised in Rochford, Essex (United Kingdom) by Philippa Moirai. After that, he started giving regular classes, enjoying the possibility of sharing his knowledge with his students.
Since March 2018 he is registered as participant of FCBD® Sister Studio Continuing Education (SSCE) programme in order to keep his dancing up to date.
In October 2017 he started the Facebook project "ATS® Friday Challenge" together with Anna Nordling (Sweden) and with the cooperation of the SSCE teacher Kelley Beeston (United Kingdom).