Meaghann Lynne loves to teach as much as she loves to dance and perform. Both her Masters in Performance Studies and her Masters in Teaching inform her work as a dancer, teacher, and performer. She began studying movement and dance in 1996 and discovered bellydance in 2004. She is the director of Raqs Beledi’s award wining theatrical troupe, The RaqShuraka Dance Company, and Raqs Malaika, a Collaborative Tribal Style troupe. Meaghann is also the founder of the Hathor Sisterhood School of Bellydance curriculum. Her mission in dance for herself is to strengthen her heart and soul as well as her body. For her community of dancers, Meaghann aims to create a healthy, compassionate, and supportive place for women to come together and share in dance and friendship.
Tanya has enjoyed the art of bellydancing through learning, teaching and performing for more than 10 years. After teaching and rehearsing at various locations around Waynesville, she co-founded Raqs Beledi Bellydance Studio in 2007. This fulfilled her vision to provide a haven for women to come together for empowerment, fun, and exercise.
Kelly first experienced bellydance from the exercise channel “Shimmy” and instantly fell in love with the art. She began formal classes in 2010. She has loved learning all the different styles, but specializes in Sword, Collaborative Improvisation, Tribal Fusion and Theatrical Bellydance. She is a Level 5 student of Meaghann Lynne’s Hathor curriculum. Kelly is also the co-director of The RaqShuraka Dance Company and Raqs Malaika and co-founder of Mystic Tribal, an ATS inspired troupe. Kelly began teaching in 2018 and is honored to teach the HSSBD curriculum and to offer women a safe place to learn, grow, and dream.