Shyama Belly Dance

Artist Statement: 
Ignite your world with dance! Shyama is the preeminent professional dark metal fusion belly dance performer and instructor in Central Illinois. She offers classes in Champaign-Urbana for belly dancers from beginners to more advanced students and is also available for special event bookings through Stygian Sisters Metal Belly Dance. Contact her for single day workshops, event registrations, or to sign up as a long-term student.
Bio / Description: 

Shyama began her study of belly dance in January 2012, after being mesmerized by gypsy-style belly dancers at several renaissance faires. She started by taking classes at the Urbana Park District under the instruction of the spectacular Cindi Adkins. Shyama quickly caught on to the intricate moves involved in belly dance, and always wanted to learn more, and more... Shyama continues to study under Cindi, take workshops with other professionals, and do extensive research on all styles and techniques of belly dancing. Her obsession grew into a lifestyle as she joined her class troupe, briefly performed with a heavy metal troupe, and did solo work. Shyama's musical tastes have always involved metal in all its forms, and upon meeting the beautiful Anima, the duet project Shyama Anima was born, which has now grown into the metal troupe, Stygian Sisters.

Shyama is the director of the Stygian Sisters and also performs solo. Shyama specializes in fusion belly dance, metal fusion, sword dance, veil dance, and poi/voi spinning. As her following has grown, she has begun teaching private belly dancing lessons.

Phone: 
(618) 520-6642