An exciting collaborative dance project between co-founders and directors, Jen Cerdena and Cara Cressell. Jen and Cara are excited to bring their love of ATS and sword to the stage, exploring their sisterhood and dedication of ATS in Washington State. Visit us at
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DamianaDanceCompany was co-founded in 2014 by Jen Cerdena and Cara Cressell in the great State of Washington.  Jen and Cara have been dancing and performing FatChanceBellyDance® American Tribal Style® (ATS®) bellydance together since 2009 when they came together with their dance sisters to co-found their original dance troupe, Davina Tribal Collective, in Salt Lake City, UT. But their love affair with ATS has been happening since 2001 when Jen and Cara originally saw and fell in love with the tribal art form. After their move from Salt Lake City to Washington State in late 2012, Jen and Cara remain a collaboration of like-minded professional dancers dedicated to learning and performing  FCBD® ATS®. They travel sharing and performing their love of ATS with audiences across the United States. ATS® is a modern style of improvisational belly dance created by Carolena Nericcio of San Francisco, CA. It is based on traditional, folkloric, and Indian movements. However, the name "American Tribal Style®" distinguishes this style as a distinctly American invention, not a traditional style of belly dance, while "Tribal Style" describes the  dancers working together as a group with a "tribal" look. For more info about FatChanceBellyDance®, Carolena  Nericcio, and American Tribal Style® belly dance, please visit:   As co-directors of DamianaDanceCompany, Jen and Cara are both FCBD® Teacher Trained/Certified and hold Sister Studio status. Individually, we have different styles of dance experience that we bring to the troupe. We love ATS® and thoroughly enjoy sharing our love of it with the community. We teach ATS® in Bellingham, WA as well as across the Seattle/Tacoma area. We also are available for events and workshops! Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information and have a wonderful day!
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