About Charlotte Héloïse
On first encountering American Tribal-style Belly Dance, Charlotte Héloïse was mesmerised, and started weekly training in both FatChance BellyDance’s American Tribal Style® (ATS®), and the synchronised group improvisation format of BlackSheep BellyDance (BSBD). Appreciating the many physical, emotional and social rewards of such inclusive, collaborative and fun art forms, Charlotte committed herself to also help share them with others.
- In 2013 she took BSBD teacher-training, becoming certified to teach levels 1 and 2.
- In 2014, she took ATS® General Skills training and became American Tribal-Style® certified.
- In 2016, with her dance partner Robyn Richardson of BlackPeacock BellyDance (BPBD), she co-created the BPBD improvisational format.
- In 2017, she took ATS® Teacher Training and was honoured to be approved as a Teacher of ATS® and a registered Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance®.
Charlotte has been teaching weekly classes in pure ATS® since 2015, and in other Tribal-style improvisational formats since 2013.
A Tribal-style devotee, Charlotte has also explored Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS), Gypsy Caravan (GC) and British Tribal Style (BTS) with their respective founders and senior practitioners, and recently graduated from the Tribal Fusion Education Programme delivered by the UK’s premier Tribal Fusion (TF) practitioner, Alexis Southall.
In addition to teaching and performing as a soloist and in collaborative projects, Charlotte belongs to professional troupes showcasing ATS®, BPBD, TF and BTS, as well as a range of side-projects exploring different facets of dance and expression. Charlotte is also taking her first steps into the rich world of Classical Indian dance, studying Kathak with Vina Ladwa of Manushi.
Charlotte has been lucky enough to study intensively with world-renowned teachers and performers including Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman, Megha Gavin, Kajira Djoumahna, Paulette Rees-Denis, Rachel Brice, Amy Sigil, Kari Unmata, Alexis Southall, and Mardi Love, as well as to take classes and workshops with many more talented dancers from across the globe.
Charlotte would like to thank her earliest teachers and ongoing mentors Robyn Richardson, Denise Gill, Anna Sollini, Pauline Qu, Vina Ladwa and Beatrice Flowers for their inspiration and support.