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Aleph World Fusion Dance

Danielle Meijer

Biography and Vitae

Biography

Danielle Meijer has been dancing since 1997 and teaching dance since 2001. She has recently moved from California to Chicago. She holds an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from California State University Fresno where her areas of focus were critical thinking, philosophy of science, research methodology, cognitive science, and teaching pedagogy. She is happily engaged and has an identical twin sister who teaches Argentine Tango and ballet in Santa Cruz, California.

Dance styles studied

  • Bellydance (Tribal Fusion, World Fusion, American Tribal Style, Cabaret)
  • Javanese Court Dance (Jogyakarta and Surakarta styles)
  • Balinese Ritual Dance
  • Bharatanatyam
  • International Ballroom
  • Yang style short form Tai Chi
  • Wu'shu Fan Tai Chi
  • Argentine Tango
  • Ballet (Vaganova)

Teachers

  • Cory Zamora: Cabaret
  • Lydia Fortner: American Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion
  • Lesandre Ayrey: Javanese, Balinese, Bharatnatayam
  • Dmitri Kotchin: International Ballroom (Latin and Smooth)
  • Linda Deckner and Francisco Alvarez: Yang style Tai Chi (short form)
  • Crystal Tiscareno: Ballet
  • Kenneth Balint: Ballet
  • Guy and Kathy Ashby: Argentine Tango
  • Maryse Meijer: Argentine Tango and Ballet

Groups with which Danielle Meijer has danced as a member

  • Zamora's Gypsies (Cory Zamora, director): 1997-1999
  • Tanjora Tribal Bellydance (Lydia Fortner, director): 2000-2005
  • Way of Dance (Lesandre Ayrey, director): 2005-2007
  • Aleph World Fusion Bellydance (with partner Nileen Clark): 2006-2007

Teaching experience

  • Aleph World Fusion Dance, Fresno, CA, and Chicago, IL
  • Happy Hearts Dance Studio, Fresno, CA
  • Motion Pacific, Santa Cruz, CA

Selected performance locations

  • Dublin, Ireland: The Turk's Head
  • Chicago, IL: The Mourning Show at DePaul University
  • Coarsegold, CA: Golden Chain Theatre Fundraiser
  • Coarsegold, CA: Gathering of the Tribes
  • San Luis Obispo, CA: Tribal Fusion Faire
  • Sebastapool, CA: Festival Fantasia
  • Modesto, CA: International Heritage Days
  • Redlands, CA: Exotic Blends
  • Redlands, CA: Redlands University
  • Las Vegas, NV: Popular Culture and American Culture Association Annual Meeting
  • Lebanon Valley, PA: Lebanon Valley College
  • Tulare, CA: Renaissance Faire
  • Fresno, CA: Diwali Festival
  • Fresno, CA: Orpheus Twilight Garden Concert Fundraiser
  • Fresno, CA: Chaffee Zoo Fundraiser
  • Fresno, CA: The Rogue Festival (2001-2007)
  • Fresno, CA: Pelco corporate party
  • Fresno, CA: The Mourning Show
  • Fresno, CA: The Starline
  • Fresno, CA: Club Fred
  • Fresno, CA: The Landmark
  • Fresno, CA: Studio 65
  • Fresno, CA: The Fresno Art Museum
  • Fresno, CA: Fresno City College Renaissance Faire
  • Fresno, CA: World Music and Dance Festival for Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Fresno, CA: Cal State Fresno International Night
  • Fresno, CA: Tsunami Benefit
  • Fresno, CA: Anthony's Carnival
  • Hanford, CA: Renaissance Faire

...and many restaurants, private parties, and events!