Roseburg-area dancer Sakari has been dancing for more than eight years now; during that time she has explored a variety of styles, including modern Egyptian, Turkish, Beledi, tribal improv, and tribal fusion. While Sakari has enjoyed her experiences with all of these styles and continues to study and practice them, she in no way sees herself as a purist; the music dictates how it should be expressed, and she simply does her best to stay open to its direction
For the past seven years she has been dancing with tribal improv troupe Tahara Tribe, while also creating and performing duets with her dance partner, Rajani. Over the last two years she has been forming her student troupe, the Vixens, who perform both troupe choreography and tribal improv style dance to a variety of music. Rarely, when the music truly demands it, Sakari even performs a solo.
She is grateful for all of her teachers and mentors who have influenced her path; there are too many to list here, but Sakari would especially like to thank her first teacher, Jamara, her teacher and troupe leader, Tara Anya, and her dance coach, Sahara, for all of their instruction, guidance, and encouragement over the last eight years, as well as all the wonderful dancers she’s met through this art form, including her beloved Vixens. Sakari considers herself truly blessed to be part of a community of such vibrant, engaging women.