Shivati has been dancing since the Fall of 2001, when this mysterious and graceful artform captivated her soul. Shivati has primarily studied ATS and Tribal belly dance. She now aspires to attain as much knowledge of Middle Eastern dance and its history as well as to deliver her most honest and fresh interpretations. She currently studies under Angelique in New Paltz, NY in the Suhaila Salimpour dance format and is also a member of the Angelique Bellydance Collective. She is enrolled in the Suhaila Salimpour school of dance, presently holding a level 1 certification. Shivati performs for many formal and informal private and public events, as well sharing her knowledge with beginners in ATS and private students. She does performances to a variety of themes, styles and musical genres, including traditional and modern and from all over the orient. She employs a variety of props including baskets, veils, finger cymbals, SWORDS (my favorite), candles, and spoons. Shivati has also performed at many fairs, weddings, restaurants, clubs, staged shows- all over the country, from Washington DC, to Manhattan, to California.
Formerly of tribal fusion duo Sangiore and founding member of GTS troupe Twisted Tassels, Shivati has a broad base in tribal and ATS. Shivati taught beginner tribal/ ATS for over 3 years and has performed at a variety of venues. As part of Sangiore and in conjunction with accomplished performer, Willow, she has hosted a regular event Tribal Fire! and 7 workshop/ haflas over 5 years, sponsering many instructors and performers including, Asharah, Perizad of Twisted Tassels, Romka, Shakra Dancers of the Tribal Grove, Hipnosis, Hajai, and others.
Shivati is currently available for performance and instruction as well.