Elana Kerista

Elana  has been performing and teaching Bellydance on the west coast for over 25 years.  She has performed extensively in the greater North Bay area at a variety of events; from local restaurant and community events to renowned festivals and  prestigious theater productions. Elana has incorporated the many different styles of her dance training (Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Brazilian, African and Yoga) into her own integrated understanding of the power of dance medicine. Her performance and presentation of Bellydance is filled with passion, deep emotion and sensuality  She is the owner of the award winning Solstice Dance and Yoga Studio and has been the director/choreographer for Raks Rosa Bellydance Company, Valkyries Bellydance and Troupe Azizam over a span of 15 years. 

           Elana continues to be a creative and dynamic performer, choreographer and instructor in Sonoma County and draws on her deep knowledge of movement and the feminine soul to help weave Arabic dance, music and culture into people’s spirits, hearts and minds.


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