joined on 09/18/06
last updated 02/02/12
June 10, 2008
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting this spectacular dance phenom on the same night that I was to play music for her to dance. I play for quite a number of dancers and very often it is a mutually pleasant experience. Vorona was all of that and a hundred times more. She oozes with talent and stage presence and incredible skills. She worked as hard at communicating with me as I did with her and the results were spectacular. I like to be thought of as "the belly dancers drummer" if this is in any way true, then Vorona is definitely "the drummer's belly dancer". Her talent is such that she includes all of those she works with on her journey and makes us all look and sound better.
And y'know what? She is very genuinely the nicest person you will ever meet. It's all real and she is a treasure. She is the type of person that you wish all of the best for and hope that she receives it. And then she probably turn around and share all of her success with everyone else..... cause she is just that nice and generous . This dancer is a treasure.
June 9, 2008
Twas a year and some days ago that I saw this dancer on stage and experienced that sensation where everything in the room dissapeared, my focus was on the inspiration on stage - until I had to pick up my jaw off the floor. Couple hours later I get the joy of sitting next to this girl for dinner and finding an instant friend. I knew I had to get her out here to dance because she is something that us here on the west coast needed to see. But much more than that, the love she put into dance is the love she puts into her life. She doesn't hold back. She doesn't hide. She gives everything she's got, and that is the mother lode. After spending an evening in NY and a week with her in LA this spring, on stage together, in the car for 8 hours and a few margaritas later, I cannot imagine my life without Vorona. Instant best friends. I have had the opportunity to see her inspire so many people - myself included - with her positive energy, her cute and silly sense of humor combined with a huge level of sincerity. Humble. Graceful and goofy - until the 3rd margarita, just goofy after that :). I Love you Vorona. You fuckin rock me silly!
September 23, 2007
vorona makes cheeseburgers taste so much better!!!! I swear vorona is a godsend to me. she is a wonderful dancer/teacher and friend. muah girl!!!!!
November 8, 2006
My sister what else can i say? A gift from life to me. When i needed inspiration, when i needed someone to believe in me and in my capacity to be a good dancer, always there, always patient and full of light.
A wonderful dancer with an aprochable personality.
November 1, 2006
I love this woman. LOVE. I can't stress that enough. She should serve as an inspiration to everyone - she's full of light, love, and passion about everything she encounters in life. She was the best thing that came out of my high school experience too, seriously! And, she does a really mean Fire Marshall Bill impersonation. ;)
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I always manage to see the good in everyone and I respect those that put their mind to their creative ideas and bring those ideas to life. I'm big on humor. I have no shame in making a total ass out of myself just to make someone laugh. I think I've tried my hand at just about every spiritual and artistic endeavor that I could besides traveling to some really cool places outside of the U.S.. I can appreciate everything for what it's worth and I believe everything happens for a reason. I'm very passionate about Tribal Fusion belly dance and the art of movement and expression. I find life to be filled with blessings and day to day I try to maintain a healthy attitude about myself and my environment. I love doing just about everything from reading to soaking up nature, being creative and seeing what others create. I love birds and I love analyzing things into sort of a philosophy. I don't know the meaning of the word "bored" and I try to be optomistic about most things. The things that relax me and help me forget about the woes in life are getting sucked into a good movie, cooking, going to different flea markets, antique shops, or historical places. I've done some acting in a couple independant films and I'm surprised when I watch myself become a different character.
I currently teach Tribal Fusion Belly Dance at Central Moves in Massapequa New York and in Huntington New York at Om Strength and Serenity. For more information on classes call 516-797-0811
Wed, July 2, 2008 - 8:23 AM
Sat, June 21, 2008 - 9:10 AM
Last night at JeBon, Manhattan Tribal Salon went down and it was SO COOL!
Zan MC'd (we love her muchly) and Mimi's hard work as a teacher shone through like a bright star! This lovely lady and all her girls did a spectacular event last night and I was so honored to be there! Thanks for everything- Can't wait to do it again!
Videos can be seen on YouTube at:
Thu, June 19, 2008 - 5:36 PM
Friday - doors at 7:00 show starts at 8pm
Manhattan Tribal Salon
@ JeBon - 15 St.
Marks Place, NYC 10003
Excellent food and drink at great prices - come join us after work for dinner,
drinks and dancing! Check out the Je'Bon Website
Performances by Manhattan Tribal, Mimi's student troupes Taxseem & Hipslide,
plus special guests Katie B.
of Chrysaora, and Vorona from New York, MC Zan
Asha of Chovexani....more details coming soon!
Reservations strongly recommended - our last event was sold out.
Please reserve via email to: email@example.com
$15 cover $10 minimum
These are just some random things about me.... SO here you have it, folks. Complete blackmail.
Wed, June 4, 2008 - 9:56 PM
-I believe in the law of attraction
-My favorite phrase to use after I've been sweating in dance class or a workshop: "Jesus! I smell like a WHOPPER!"
-The way I like to PG-13 my curse words: I add an "L-E-S" to the end of most of them and it doesn't sound so bad... Example:
Shittles or Fuckles
-My favorite foreign language is Russian
-My favorite vacation past-time is rock climbing parts of the Appalachian Trail & going to the West Coast
-I love going fishing
-Things that I STILL think are funny are: Farts, Changing the lyrics to hit songs, and prank calling people
-A random thought that ALWAYS crosses my mind is, "Heeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyy, eeeets AAAAAAmmmmmaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............."
-If I ever win the lottery I would: Still finish college and probably volunteer
-My bad habits are: Biting my nails and drinking too much wine at in-opportune times.
-I miss: AAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
-My favorite book when I was a young lass was, "Harold and the Purple Crayon".
-In Kindergarten my teacher separated me from everyone else for three months for talking too much
-My Favorite movie is "Brotherhood of the Wolf"
-I LOVE to take naps
-I have dreams that I remember almost every night
-I cry happy tears ALL the time
-I'm becoming my mother
-I love Harry Houdini
-I recently watched "Bridges of Madison County" and bawled my eyes out
-I'm currently under review to work as an auto mechanic
-My Dad is my hero
-I've never felt so painfully shy than when I took a lesson with Mira Betz
-My favorite instrument to perform to live is the Hurdy Gurdy
-When I see Ariellah and Asharah dance live, it reduces me to a complete blubbering mess 'o emo-nonsense
-Please don't tell them I said that.
I'm wondering if anyone else has been feeling this way??
Wed, May 28, 2008 - 7:19 PM
I can't quite put my finger on it, but something is in the air. An awakening perhaps. Lately I've been super, super emotional on
so many levels. Things from performances I've witnessed in the recent past to how I feel and relate to certain individuals has been with me and digested in my mind on almost a "super plane". I was speaking to a dear college professor of mine today and we were discussing a few topics about energy and the life force. She was giving me different examples of how true passionate and loving energy manifests itself through others and it grows when those that feel this energy from someone else use it as their own. As of late, I've had an increasing desire to show love and openness on so many different levels. After leaving some, I even feel regret for not revealing myself as a being for fear that someone will never have the chance to know the real "ME". Even within dance, I don't want some people to know me strictly as a dancer because in some ways I believe it carries a conception, I want people to know what's in my heart. I can only hope and pray that through my attitude, it shines through and people feel like they can make a connection to me. I'm wondering if anyone else has been experiencing this greater need for connection and greater awareness....
I will tell you this... I feel like I'm morphing inside and it's a little overwhelming.