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Ashley López is a Bay Area native currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Her love affair with belly dance began as she was completing her Bachelor's Degree in Music as an opera singer in 2005. As an instructor, she pulls from her education in yoga, Pilates, and fitness, teaching with an emphasis on physical conditioning for dance and injury prevention. She has an eclectic education in belly dance which includes training in Egyptian and Cabaret styles with Ishara Gamal from Illinois and Sandra from the Bay Area, as well as some basic ATS® and extensive Tribal Fusion training with Rachel Brice, Mira Betz, and Zoe Jakes.
A certified yoga, fitness and Pilates instructor, Ashley holds certifications through the American Council on Exercise, the American Fitness Association of America, Stott Pilates, Balanced Body University, Yoga Alliance, TRX, and Johnny G. Spinning. Her rehab training includes the Injuries and Special Populations course through Stott, and she is currently in the process of Viniyoga teacher training.
Her professional performance background includes working as an opera singer with Opera San José and in the San Francisco Bay Area, performing as a Polynesian dancer with SF Hula, collaborating with the Mona Khan Bollywood dance company, founding and directing her award-winning belly dance company Orchid Belly Dance, participating in Rachel Brice’s Datura Belly Dance project, touring with the Vagabond Opera, working with Zoe Jakes’ Bhoomi Project, House of Tarot and touring with Beats Antique. Ashley has performed and taught in over 20 different countries and continues touring nationally and internationally.
For more information please visit www.ashleylopez.com.
For a sample performance video check out the Performance Videos page.
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