Jessikah is a life-long dancer, and has studied raks sharki, ballet, hula, jazz and tap. Dance is a big part of her life, from costuming, sewing, choreography, improvisation and staging. Jessikah loves teaching and has studied with many amazing belly dance professionals. It is her goal to make dancing fun, social and great exercise with a sense of community. Jessikah breaks down the moves for beginners, and also works on technique and drills for intermediate dancers, building on these skills to make everyone comfortable and to have an enjoyable time. She teaches through American Cabaret/Fusion choreography so that it is easier to remember moves and how they can blend together into a dance, which can be shared with friends and family.
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Jessikah has studied American and Egyptian cabaret, American Tribal Style® and Tribal fusion bellydance with prominent Los Angeles teachers, combining her studies from these great teachers with her own style and background in theatre and dance. She has performed at local restaurants, bellydance festivals, the Los Angeles County Fair, community events, and private parties in the Los Angeles area.
Jessikah teaches American cabaret belly dance classes in West Covina and La Verne. Jessikah combines her knowledge of stage, drama, fluid movement, grace and beauty in the art of her bellydance. She began teaching belly dance in the summer of 2014. Her classes currently are in West Covina, CA, Saturdays at 10am (sign up through the City of West Covina Recreation classes), and Tuesday nights at 8:00pm in La Verne, CA at Mik Nao Dance Studio. Private lessons are also available at either location.
Jessikah also performs as a soloist at many local events, and is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of her troupes, Jessikah and Johara Sirens and Shimmy Siren Dragons. She is also Co-Director and Co-Choreographer of The Desert Dragons belly dance troupe from Mik Nao Dance Studio. In addition, Jessikah combines her student troupe for special events and Directs the Shimmy Siren Dragons Belly Dance Company. Jessikah has danced with DeVilla's Fortuna Dance Company, and Sekhmet Dance Company/Sekhmet's Garden (Dance Garden LA), as well as the troupes Raqs Euphoria and the Jewels of the Dance. Jessikah has studied with prominent Los Angeles belly dance legends including DeVilla, Alexandra King, Jayna Manoushe, Princess Farhana, Jenna Rose, and Miss Thea.. Jessikah is listed as a teacher in the San Gabriel Valley and Claremont - San Dimas - La Verne (bordering Inland Empire area) on LA Raqs. She also produces belly dance shows several times a year.
Cairo ShimmyQuakePhoto and Class Recital photos by Alex Houston