Bellybeat is a professional dance company directed by Odella (Christina Ackley). Celia has been a core member since its founding in 2010.
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Among the most rewarding aspects of Celia’s career as a belly dancer is the work she does as a core member of Bellybeat Dance Company, directed by Odella. The company’s main goal is to bring Middle Eastern Dance and fusion work to the concert stage. Odella uses her vast background in Ballet, Modern, Character Dance, Belly Dance, and Choreography to develop intricate group pieces. Having been with the company since its founding in 2010, Celia has performed in each of the company’s annual full length shows – “Mend” in 2010, “Fantasy” in 2011, “Dream” in 2012, and “Reflect” in 2013. She has performed in over 20 group choreographies in styles that include Modern Egyptian, Cabaret, Tribal, and Gypsy Fusion. She has also been featured onstage as a soloist in traditional belly dance, hula hoop, and aerial circus pieces.
Enjoy these pics from past productions!