Since attending her first class in 2004, DeAnna has dedicated herself to the art, beauty and magic of American Tribal Style (ATS)® Belly dance. Under the direction of Megha Gavin, director of Devyani Dance Company, DeAnna learned the precise, intricate details of each movement’s technique and was trained as a professional level dancer and instructor.
In 2007 she received General Skills and Teacher Training certifications. Her continued devotion to the finite details of ATS® led her to further studies in anatomy, kinesiology and yoga. In 2013 she became a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (200hr RYT) and in 2015 became a Sister Studio Continuing Education instructor and graduate of the first ATS® Advanced Teacher Training. With a passion for excellence, she regularly studies with the world’s leading bellydance and yoga instructors.
DeAnna continues to introduce new training methodologies while still maintaining the pure tradition of ATS®. Her workshops, classes and private lessons offer an innovative blend of kinesiology, conditioning and dance drills with a focus on detailed and solid technique teaching dancers how to gently push themselves to their edge and discover their body’s fullest potential.