Sherri Wheatley, Tribal Belly Dancer, Los Angeles, CA
HotHipsBellydance@hotmail.com - 619-335-0901
Sherri Wheatley has been a student of dance since the age of five. Her diverse experience ranges from ballet to gymnastics, jazz to modern. Her passion for Middle Eastern dance began in 1999 when she began studying with the internationally celebrated Heather Stants, director of the highly influential Urban Tribal Dance Co. She soon became a full member performing with the company regularly at private events and festivals across the US.
Sherri has also been a frequent guest artist of the San Diego based Atash Maya Dance Collective, where she focused on developing a distinguishable repertoire as a tribal fusion soloist as well as continuing to challenge herself in the realm of fire performance.
Most currently, Sherri’s dedication, professionalism, and superb artistry has earned her a principal role with Los Angeles based Desert Sin, a experimental bellydance theatre company with a cult-like following and dedicated fan base.
Having relocated to Los Angeles in 2005, Sherri continues to study tribal, folkloric and cabaret bellydance, Traditional Indian dance, Ballet, Hip-hop, and burlesque.
Sherri performs nationally and has been featured in several internationally distributed DVDs including ‘Bellydance Reloaded’ with Urban Tribal, ‘Bellydance-o-Rama’ with Desert sin distributed by IAMED and most recently the soon to be released 2007 EEMED show DVD.
When she is not working on the latest Desert Sin or solo project, Sherri can be found performing as “Slither” with The Living Garden, or as the ring girl for the mini luchador wrestlers at Lucha Va Voom. The latest feather in her dance cap is the announcement that Sherri is the newest addition to the tribal contingency in the Bellydance Superstars. She joins the tour in February 2008.
To contact Sherri for future bookings and class information, email HotHipsBellydance@hotmail.com 619-335-0901
Tribal Fusion Bellydance Classes: Culver City - taught in an 8 week series based format. Tribal Fusion is an ATS (American Tribal Style) based form of bellydance that has expanded to include stylistic elements of additional forms of dance such as traditional Indian, flamenco, ballet, hip hop and many others. Each pre-paid series had a slightly different focus whether it be conditioning, choreography or musicality. Each series also focuses on building very strong technique through drilling and repeating short combinations. Please contact instructor for information about how to register for the next series.