Bellybeat Dance Company

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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Director Odella performs in the 2013 production "Reflect"

Director Odella performs in the 2013 production “Reflect”

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!

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Flyer featuring Celia for the 2013 production “Reflect”

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Flyer featuring Celia for the 2010 production “Mend”

"Roustabout", an original Odella choreography

“Roustabout”, an original Odella choreography

Celia and Aiko perform with canes in "Dreams"

Celia and Aiko perform with canes in “Dream”

"Theme and Vibrations"

“Theme and Vibrations”, Photo by Alice Gebura

Celia in "Dream"

Celia in “Dream”

Celia and Dilya perform with swords in "Mend"

Celia and Dilya perform with swords in “Mend”

Bellybeat performs a piece to music by Samer Issa

Bellybeat performs a piece to music by Samer Issa. Photo by Najmat.

Flowers and applause!

Flowers and applause!

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