Tamarind Studio

900 South 5th Street, Suite 203
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Call 414-979-1013 or email superbeth@tamarindtribalbellydance.com

 
 

 

 


Tamarind is a group of women from various walks of life bonded by the joy of American Tribal Style®.

Denise Danielle CrystalZ Jeanette Super Beth Jocelyn Juliet Amber Anna Emily Ekaterini Druanne

       

Super Beth

Director

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I started doing Tribal style with Jen Nolan when she was a member of Barika back in 2005. When Jen started teaching ATS® as a member of Trillium, I switched to studying ATS®.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I am one of the original members of Tamarind and have been a member since the troupe was formed in 2008.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

I love the innovation that's generated by the chemistry of the group. I work with a great group of ladies who is always ready to "Improv Dangerously". They love the challenges I throw at them. It's such an exciting and dynamic group! I just love it!

What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
I am an IT Project Manager for my "day job," in addition to being a small business owner. In my free time (ha-ha), I really enjoy reading, gardening, camping, and yes, dancing.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I am hoping to continue traveling to perform and teach throughout the country and internationally. I see myself continuing my dance journey in Tamarind. I would like to learn Chinese and Latin. At some point, I see myself as a grandmother.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I was given my nickname from Jen when I was taking classes with Barika. I used to attend classes with the Milwaukee Ballet and then go to Belly Dance classes. As the years wore on, the name took on greater meaning due to my crazy schedule which always has me on the run.

 

 
   

Jocelyn

Assistant Creative Director

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I've been dancing ATS® since 2010

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I've been in Tamarind since 2011.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

I find that being able to dance with like-minded people who share my passion for this dance is a very exciting part of being a member of Tamarind. I am excited to share this passion with others as Tamarind travels to teach and share our love of ATS®.


What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
Middle School Social Studies/English/Science Teacher

Where do you see yourself in the future?
Studying with Colleena Shakti in India.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I performed with Zoe Jakes and SuperBeth in a Beats Antique concert in Milwaukee.

 

 
   

CrystalZ

Vendor Liason

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
8 years, I started as a student of Jenifer Nolan back in 2006.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I'm a founding member of Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance, which was started in 2008.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

I love how many Tamarind sisters I have. I LOVE the dancing and how we take it to the next level.

What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
I love crafting; anything that requires sewing, hot glue, and/or glitter!

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I see myself continuing to dance with Tamarind and spreading the ATS gospel. I also would like to expand my teaching experience and my vending business, More Flair by CrystalZ!

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I LOVE sparkle and shine! I like to let my creativity flow. And I've been diagnosed with a learning disability since I was 7 years old.

 
   

Jeanette

Social Media

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I began taking classes with Jen Nolan in the fall of 2006, and have been dancing ATS® since then!

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I am one of the original members of Tamarind and have been a member since the troupe was formed in 2008.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

I love ATS®, and am thrilled to be part of a troupe that is dedicated to original "old school" ATS®, but still loves to innovate and come up with new dialect movements based on original moves. We truly "improv dangerously", and I find that invigorating! I am also blessed to be part of such a large troupe of amazing women; the bond we have built has really made all the Tamarind ladies my sisters. We love and support each other in all things, and the ability to dance with them on a regular basis is the absolute best part of being in Tamarind!


What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
I am the System Bookstore Administrator for Herzing University. I coordinate the electronic bookstore for the students, and assist them in placing their orders and accessing their eBooks.

I am a professional artist, and have been painting since 1998. I have some paintings in a gallery in Cedarburg, Wisconsin called Studio 6 (http://www.Studio6Artists.com) and occasionally bring paintings to sell at various bellydance events, along with vending tassel belts and necklaces. My paintings are acrylic paints on cotton muslin, and have both influenced and been influenced by my ATS® costuming - they are mainly imaginative realism with very bright colors and just a touch of surrealism!

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I hope to continue to work on my dance, growing stronger and more confident in ATS®. I plan to continue to assist in CrystalZ's classes, working with students to pass my love of ATS® with them, and also to improve my technique and ability. I look forward to continuing to work with props in ATS®, and bringing more sword into our traditional steps. I hope to continue to grow with Tamarind as we continue to innovate and improvise!

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
My guilty pleasure is to go to the movie theater almost every weekend, and as a result, I maintain a movie review blog at http://www.JWardAdventures.Blogspot.com. This allows me an outlet to rant about movies, which is one of my favorite things to do!

 

 
   

Juliet

Videographer

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I took my first level 1 ATS class with Jennifer Nolan in November 2008 and it changed my life!

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I've been a member of Tamarind since 2010

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

Tamarind offers me opportunities I would never have alone. I enjoy being part of an ATS® troupe knowing we are there for each other on stage and off.


What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
Professional Artist and I also work in the field of Art Restoration and Conservation. My hobbies are too numerous to list.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
My home planet!

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
Yeah, it is real: Some of the hair on my head is more than 40 inches long, reaching past my knees.

 

 
   

Danielle

Newsletter

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I started taking ATS classes in the summer of 2008 with CrystalZ and Jeanette! I was looking for an exercise class and Crystal had just started teaching. I thought I'd never perform, I just wanted to dance for the cardio - but soon I was hooked! About a year later, I began taking classes with Jen Nolan.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I joined Tamarind in January 2011.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

One of my favorite things about being in Tamarind is the lovely ladies I get to dance with. I have met so many wonderful people in the belly dance community! I also really love the creativity and ideas that come from my Tamarind sisters.

What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?

By day, I'm a mild-mannered editor/proofreader at a financial valuation firm in downtown Milwaukee. Aside from dancing, my hobbies include writing fiction, reading and rereading comic books, knitting square- and rectangular-shaped objects, gaming with my husband, and baking delicious desserty things!

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I plan to continue dancing until I drop! Other than that, I'd like to get some of my fiction published and have been toying with the idea of going back for my master's degree in English.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I have had my nonfiction work published and won an award from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation.

 
   

Denise

Event Support Coordinator

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I was able to start classes through a workplace friend in 2009. I took Level 1 a few times before moving on to Level 2. I focused on improving the ATS® style by taking classes multiple times a week to be able to take Level 3 classes. In 2011, I was invited to join the student troupe, Tika.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
After taking classes and workshops and performing with the student troupe for a year, I was invited by my dance sisters to join Tamarind in 2012.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

Each time I have the opportunity to dance with my dance sisters of Tamarind, I feel empowered to move with confidence, presence and grace.


What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
I am an Academic Advisor and Instructor for Herzing University. My hobby that fills my free time is taking ATS® classes from my dance sisters to continually improve my ATS® curriculum.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
In the future, I see myself continuing to perform with my dance sisters around the country.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
An interesting fact about myself is that I am a life long learner. I love learning new things, especially new ATS® combinations. I feel that the art of dance is the true expression of oneself and to be able to share it with the world with my dance sisters is exhilarating!

 

 
   

Amber

Make-up Artist

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I started taking classes with the one and only Super Beth in 2010.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I became an official member of tamarind in 2012.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

Being a member of Tamarind means I get to continually grow and challenge my abilities as a dancer while sharing something I absolutely love with a truly amazing group of women.....what's not exciting about that? Also Iget to wear sparklies.


What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
I have been a professional makeup artist for almost 8 years. My guilty pleasures and time killing luxuries include reading comics, painting and drawing, loosing sleep playing video games, photography, watching cartoons, baking, sewing, doing ninja stuff, daydreaming, and being an all around badass.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I plan to do a fair amount of traveling in the future. I will also continue to dance my little heart out along side the other wonderful women of Tamarind.......except we will be in space, or on the moon, or mars or something since its the future.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I'm only 4'10. I am double jointed in both thumbs and big toes. .I've been published both locally and internationally for my makeup work.

 

 
   

Anna

Event Support

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I began dancing American Tribal Style in the spring of 2009.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I have been a member of Tamarind since July of 2013.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

I am excited to be a part of such a strong, empowered, creative group of women.


What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?
I am an art educator at the Lynden Sculpture Garden and Milwaukee Public School After School Programs. I am a visual artist as well as a performing artist, as I exhibit my photography at various galleries. I also paint, snowboard, play co-ed volleyball, and love to travel.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
It is challenging to envision a specific image for the future. I hope to be happy and I am open to what may come!

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I lived and studied in Paris for a year.

 

 
   

Emily

Event Support

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I have been dancing ATS® since 2010, starting under the instruction of Elizabeth Fish.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I became a member of Tamarind in 2013

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

What excites me about being in Tamarind is the friendships I have made with my dance sisters in the troupe and the performance opportunities I have had while in the troupe.

What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?

I am an occupational therapist working in geriatric settings and enjoy drawing, painting, and traveling in my free time.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I see myself continuing to dance ATS® for as long as I can in the future.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I did dance performances in high school musical theater, including Footloose, West Side Story, and Beauty & the Beast when I was younger. Beauty and the Beast was my favorite because I got to be a dancing napkin for the song 'Be Our Guest'.

   

Ekaterini

Event Support

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I started studying ATSŪ in the Fall of 2013 under Super Beth at UWM, after stumbling across her name on a Google search for local belly dance classes.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I was in Tamarind’s student troupe, Tashakkur, for almost a year before joining Tamarind in July 2016.

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

Tamarind is comprised of some of the most beautiful and inspiring women I have ever met. I enjoy the chemistry we share while dancing and the magic that happens when we put our minds together and create new concepts.

What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?

I keep a blog (https://itsonlyabruise.wordpress.com/) and also write for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I love to read (Anne Rice and Anaïs Nin are my favorites) and, as a former film school kid, watch a lot of movies. My favorites are old horror films, so-deliciously-bad-they’re-good low budget b-grade flicks, and classic Bond movies.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
It’s my hope to dance and travel with Tamarind as long as I possibly can!

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I started performing with a Greek dance troupe when I was four years old and continued for 25 years before retiring from it. I also spent three years as a child dancing with a youth Polynesian/Hawaiian group. Ballet, tap, and jazz just never did it for me, I guess!

   

Druanne

Event Support

How long have you been doing Tribal style?
I started learning ATS in 2013 with Crystal and Jeanette.

How long have you been in Tamarind?
I was asked into Tamarind in June of 2016!! YAY!!

What excites you about being a member of Tamarind?

I love dancing with and getting to know all of the amazing Tamarind ladies!! I love entertaining and making people smile and watching them enjoy our performances. I love our interactions with each other while we are dancing via eye contact and facial expressions along with the trust & support for each other felt and given. Whether I'm center stage or behind in the chorus supporting my dance sisters, I love it all. Tamarind takes it to the next level!! I love the challenges and benefits of that!! This dance form has had a positive effect on both my mind and body. I have experienced a gain in self confidence, esteem and body image.

What do you do for a living? Other hobbies?

I am an aircraft technician & private pilot. I own and operate an aircraft maintenance facility. I am a published fine artist and have commissioned pastel work hanging in multiple states. I LOVE being outdoors, having bonfires, watching sunsets and stargazing. Oh and camping!! Gardening!! Mountain biking!!! Lots of things! My two children are grown and moved away so my world currently revolves around two sweet Boston Terrier boys named Louie & Leonardo. Playing with, and photographing them are among my favorite things to do. Indoor fun activities include crafting, sewing and playing music. I am presently teaching myself how to play guitar.

Where do you see yourself in the future?
I would like to learn more and work on my technique dancing with props, including sword, fan and skirt with fan. I would love to feel comfortable performing a solo at some point. :) I intend to keep dancing and creating in some way for as long as I am able. :)

Give us one interesting fact about yourself.
I am descended from Prussian royalty. Where are all my people?

   

 

Founded in 2008 by Jennifer Nolan. Jennifer retired from the troupe in 2014. She will be missed.

 
     
     
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