Long Center Austin, TX

Long Center Austin, TX

Passionate about dancing, performing, and helping people heal and find joy through movement and dance, Angela Shakti Sparks is a professional Austin Belly Dancer with extensive formal dance training, an RYT 200 yoga instructor, and movement healing facilitator. She studied the Erick Hawkins Modern Dance technique at Texas State University, in addition to jazz and ballet, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She studied bellydance under the direction of internationally acclaimed Belly Dancer Karen Barbee Adkisson, and has been performing and teaching belly dance since 1998.  Angela is currently a national instructor, choreographer, performer, dancing ITS (Improvisational Tribal Style), Tribal Fusion, Indian Fusion, and Egyptian & American Cabaret styles.

Angela performs regularly at Arabic, Persian, and Indian weddings and celebrations, birthdays, themed events/dinner parties, festivals, and special events such as Dos XX promotions and club/music events.

She teaches yoga (infused with energy medicine), dance, and flexibility workshops and classes and is available for specialty classes upon request. Her expressiveness and fluidity, layered upon precise, controlled movements is a fusion of traditional oriental, tribal, Indian, and modern dance techniques combined with a dynamic presence that captivates and entertains.

Shunyata Belly Dance

Shunyata Belly Dance is a professional tribal fusion belly dance ensemble based in Texas, featuring talent from the United States and Europe. Currently performing each Fall at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Samani Soul

Samani Soul features enchanting duet performances by Angela Shakti Sparks and Alana Shea.

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