Amber Amera is a dynamic and energetic entertainer with multiple areas of expertise. She currently works with a two dance companies while also pursuing solo work. A longtime primary
member of Isis Rising Music and Dance Ensemble, and an active member of the Feral Showgirls. As a sought-after local favorite, she travels up and down the East Coast for both private and public events. As an entertainer she has 18 years of experience and has performed in many states and several countries. Amera has a background in gymnastics, has had formal training in belly dance with master teacher Janeeda Phillips and is a current student at Hipnotic World Fitness Center. She performs authentic belly dance, Tahitian Ori, and is a budding burlesque artist. Amera also is a dazzling fire performer, cosplayer, costume designer and the occasional acting as costumed singing princesses!
Born in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire, Suilean Gorm had a desire to dance from an early age. The typical little girl dream of being a ballerina was dashed by her body size and economic upbringing. Opportunity to learn dance was non-existent, but the passion was greater. She decided to learn on her own and taught herself to belly dance at 13, then 10 years later in meeting Amity Alize of Raq-On a new chapter of her journey began. Suilean met and learned from a variety of amazing people along the way until finally, by sheer happenstance, she met Rachel of Hipnotic Bellydance. Suliean Gorm’s performances are inspired by her background and her Scottish heritage, bringing expressive and soul-filled performances to the stage. Her name is inspired by her mesmerizing blue eyes, and with her fluid movements she seeks to reach her audience from the inside out. She brings her sensual and eclectic style to the Feral Showgirls as a storyteller, with an intimate desire to inspire others to love themselves because they are worth it; and stir the fire in their souls.
Phoenix Sanguine is a lifelong dancer, with a history in hula, ballet, and belly dance. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she danced with Impact Dance Studio and Malia Delapenia’s Shimmy Stars in Hawaii. After a hiatus, she began exploring cabaret and burlesque as part of a self-care journey and rediscovered her love of dance. She loves to tell a story, whether it is through the sensuality of belly dance or letting her inner brat come out to play through cabaret and burlesque. Through all of her performances, she hopes to invite others to come into the fire and take a chance on themselves.
An award-winning and founding member of the troupe Hippy Chicks Raks, Zahirah began her belly dance journey under the training of Chandani in 2007. Her joy for the dance and love of the art form lead her to teaching. She has taught ages 2 - 92 and also taught Middle Eastern dance for a semester at Salem High School. Watching Zahirah dance is not only a vision to behold, but it's emotions to be felt.
Bella’D’ believes that Belly Dance is a personal experience shared; an exploration in music, movement, feeling, and history that flows from her inner self outward to others. Feral Showgirls is proud to present Bella’D‘s performance art. Come and share in the experience
Known for her creativity, Honey LaBuzz always has something unique and unexpected to offer her audience. She loves to try new things, and has therefore accumulated an impressive collection of skills, including belly dance, burlesque, cabaret, and pole dance, and the use of numerous props such as veil, sword, fans, and much more. If you're looking for something as sweet as honey, come see what all the buzz is about!
Katayoun began performing as a teen pageant girl in Virginia Beach. After an illustrious career as a performer, teacher, author, and studio owner in the Washington, D.C. area, the Persian Powerhouse is back in Hampton Roads to take new audiences on a sensual journey of multicultural delight. Her performance repertoire includes joyous Arab and Iranian cultural shows to classical Egyptian style raqs sharqi/belly dance. Prepare your senses to be stirred and inspired in a spectacle of exquisite colors, intoxicating rhythms, and authentic flavors.
Orchid was born in a small island in the Indian ocean, La Reunion. While dancing was always part of her life, she discovered belly dancing in 2004 and it became a passion. Her love for the music and appetite for different styles made her an eclectic dancer. Her style includes Cabaret, tribal fusion, burlesque, steampunk and Bollywood. She recently added pole to her repertoire. Orchid’s performances are unique, modern and unexpected. Her sensuality and kinky personality are guaranteed to make you ask for more…
Her parents could have named her Grace or Joy. Awatif has brought a vivacious flavor to the stage since 2006.
Also known as Inca BonBon, you'll feel a connection with her as she interprets the music of the world.
Safire began her dance journey studying classical ballet before discovering belly dance and the world of
chiffon and sequins. She specializes in vintage American Cabaret Belly dance, entertaining audiences
with veils, zills, and swords at Ammos Greek Restaurant. Safire has performed at the Virginia Theatrical
Bellydance Festival and with Browncoat Bellydance, exploring the boundaries of belly dance as a
theatrical art form. She will entrance you with her sparkling costumes and whirling fan veils.
Gypsy is a diverse performer with 20 years of entertaining experience! As a professional belly dancer, she has performed at weddings, galas, Renn faires and restaurants using zills, veils, sword and tray. She is also a proficient cabaret style performer, presenting a variety of songs with skits, props, and saucy dancing. Her myriad of costumes include: Medusa, storm trooper, Spiderman, Cruella Deville and more! To complete the picture, she is also an artistic style pole performer with her own travel stage pole! As a Feral Showgirl, Gypsy gets to play all these roles. Come see what she’s up to next !
Zuleika began Middle-Eastern dance in 2000 with instructor Chandani, and later became an award-winning student of Taaj Fi Qalbi, specializing in Egyptian cabaret raqs sharki. She is the winner of the Headliner category and People's Choice winner of the 2006 East Coast Classic Competition, which she later sponsored in 2008. She has traveled to Egypt to study Middle Eastern culture, language and dance with a lesson from instructor Raqia Hassan, and has taken numerous workshops with talented professionals such as Morocco, Princess Farhana, and currently with Rachel Micheletti. She is also a trained Latin dancer in salsa on two (mambo), as well as bachata, having studied with Jorjet Alcocer, Darlin Garcia, and Tanya Kianda Fiske. Zuleika has performed in numerous venues throughout Hampton Roads, as well as in Ohio and Tennessee, for over fifteen years, bringing an infectious stage presence and joie de vivre to her performances.
Rachel is an award-winning dancer, performer, model, and cosplayer from Norfolk, Virginia. She is the owner of Hipnotic World Fitness Center in Chesapeake, the only burlesque and belly dance focused studio in the Hampton Roads area, the manager of Feral Showgirls, a traveling production company featuring performers of all types, from burlesque and boylesque to belly dance and beyond, and the lead singer of the award-winning band Rachel and the Jellycats. Through all of her performances, she hopes to give confidence to others so that they will take a chance and chase their dreams. Rachel leaves a trail of glitter and glamour everywhere she goes!