Amy began dancing at age five. Although initially taking classes in ballet, she was soon swept up by gymnastics, which held her interest throughout her childhood. Then, once Amy entered the working world, she began to look for some type of exercise that she would like. Remembering how enjoyable dance classes were when she was young, she ventured to take up ballet once more. This led her to take more classes and try different styles. Five years of exploring the dance world revealed a decided interest in bellydance. Since then, Amy has focused her attention on bellydance and loves learning everything that art has to offer!
Hsin-ya has been living in Davis for 8 years to study Cell Biology at the University of California, Davis. Besides being a serious scientist, she has dreamed of being a passionate dancer since she was a kid. Six years ago, when her brain froze on a cold, rainy winter night, she joined Yvette's Jazz dance class and she has not run away. Almost 3 years ago she decided to face her fear of bellydancing being too revealing, since "good" Asian girls would never show their bellies in public. So, she started doing bellydance and staring at her shimmying belly button in the mirror while practicing. Her parents still believe that she is a hard-working biologist . . . and maybe, a dancer as well.

Lori did not start dancing until she was a teenager in high school when she did tap & jazz. In 1976 she was a song leader at Woodland High School. In college, Lori pursued her professional career as an RN with a Master's Degree in Education. She currently works in Labor & Delivery at Sutter Memorial Hospital and teaches at the State University and City College in Sacramento. Having raised her children and reached her goals, Lori pursued her personal dream of wanting to do musical theater. Lori has been singing in the local community choirs since 1999 as well as taking vocal performance classes at American River College. Lori started dancing in 2005 "thinking" that dancing would be easy to learn. To her dismay, dancing proved to be harder than she thought. However, after finding the right teacher, dancing has been fun as well as a "spiritual" grounding for Lori. Dancing with Yvette has been rewarding as she knows how to teach "adult learners" by complimenting their assets while reminding them of where they need to grow. Lori currently takes jazz and bellydancing classes and loves every minute of it!
Sasha has been bellydancing with Yvette since January of 2004 and is one of the founding members of bohemian bellies. As a child, she tap danced with Helen Carroll at performances around the Bay Area. In her teens, she sang with Camp Fire's Kalo Choir at performances around the state. After attending college at Humboldt State University, she and her husband moved to Davis to attend graduate school at the University of California, where she earned her doctorate in Microbiology. When she’s not bellydancing, she enjoys a challenging, yet rewarding career teaching biology at the community college level.

Yvette is a graduate of the University of Cailfornia, Irvine, receiving a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Dance. She has been dancing non-stop since her first Tap class in 1983 and became a full-time teacher and choreographer in 1996. Yvette’s training includes Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Bellydance, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater with a smidgen of African, Ballet Folkloric, and Ballroom. Her favorite choreography projects include working with the Woodland High School Showchoir for three years, and working with the children of the Yolo Stage Company. Yvette is also a wife and a “Mom” to two adorable cats, and she enjoys curling up with a good detective story.

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