Christina teaches Modern Fusion Belly Dance Classes Sundays through Tuesdays.
Versatile and dynamic, Christina King is recognized and respected in the Midwest as a proficient performer and instructor whose appeal has spread throughout the Midwest. While her concentration is in modern fusion belly dance, Christina also has a strong foundation in traditional Egyptian belly dance and group improvisational dance. She is a founding member and co-director of the nationally acclaimed fusion troupe, Blue Lotus Tribe and successfully runs Eastern Groove Studio in Elgin, IL.
Christina's primary instructor of Egyptian style dance has been Jasmin Jahal, with whom she began studying in 1996. She added tribal to the mix in 1999 with Stephane Barto of Read My Hips and sought out many workshop instructors in both styles. She has had intensive study with both Rachel Brice and Zoe Jakes and names them as her top influences for her tribal fusion style . Primarily a fusion dancer, Christina never forgets to honor the roots of belly dance and can sometimes be seen performing traditional belly dance as well as her funky fusion creations. Christina has received recognition certificates for Rachel Brice's 8 Elements: Initiation (2013), Phase II: Cultivation (2016), and Phase III: Culmination (2017), and is a certified 8 Elements Practitioner. She has also completed and passed proficiency exams for Zoe Jakes' DanceCraft: Key of Diamonds (2016) and Key of Spades (2017).
As an instructor, Christina is highly regarded as being knowledgeable, creative, and challenging, all the while delivering her material with an approachable sense of humor. She has been honored to teach at such events as Tribal Fest, Elevation, 3rd Coast Tribal, Folk Tours Camp, TribOriginal, Northern Lights Festival, Tribal Dreams Festival, Tribal Renaissance, and the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive.
Christina is also a well-organized and thorough event producer, having been a team member in planning and running Tribal Revolution, Midwest Tribal Mafia, Turbo Raks Chicago, Hiptastic, and other smaller Chicagoland events, benefits, and shows.
Eastern Groove Studio
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