Leena Viie is a passionate belly dance fusion dancer. While focusing on bellydance, she has cross trained in other forms - contemporary and classical forms (Ballet, Oddisi, Kathak) which lends flair and solidity to her technique while serving as a resource for fusions.
Her training spans across New York, London and Egypt and with several renowned bellydance artists such as Anasma (New York), Nour (Russia),, Khaled Mohammed (Egypt), Leila Haddad (Paris), Farida Fahmy (Egypt), Ahmed Refaat (Saidi dance, Egypt), Amir Thaleb (Argentina), Dalia Carella (New York), Kaaeshi Chai (New York), Cera Byer (California), Colleena Shakti (India), Quincy Kendell Charles (India) among many many others.
Archana Sachdev (http://bellyfusionfest.blogspot.in/2015/02/chaitali-ck-raqs-sharki.html)
Archana Sachdev started her dancing career 20 years ago, she has been a performer/teacher of Indian classical inspired Bollywood dancing in Bombay, Los Angeles and San Francisco!!! She holds a Masters degree in Philosophy from Mumbai, has studied Expressive arts therapy in San Francisco, Women's studies and is a trained Yoga instructor specializing in Pranayama and chanting. She currently leads retreats and workshops for Feminine spiritualiy focusing on Women's empowerment, Feminine Embodiment and more. In her spare time she loves to work with kids, write Sufi poems, acting in theater, singing ghazals, painting, photography etc.... her path, she says is the path of unconditional love and of reviving the Divine Feminine!
Chaitali Soparkar Kohli has been learning Belly Dance since 7 years. She has also trained and performed in dance forms like kathak, salsa and bollywood. But she found her passion in Belly Dance. Mentored by Payal Gupta and done intensive workshops with master teachers like Leena Viie, Sonia Ochoa, Smita Kadam, Moria Chapell, Alla Kuschnir, Didem Kinali, Tito Seif, she travels far and wide to train and update herself . ''I feel dance is a never ending study and a jour