Photo by Cheryl Fair Photography 

Photo by Cheryl Fair Photography 

Kallisti Tribal is a Baltimore troupe that draws from a solid base in American Tribal Style® belly dance while honoring the influence of other dance and movement traditions. Created in San Franciso in the 1980s, ATS® is a fusion of traditional Middle Eastern, North African and American Belly Dance moves formed into a common vocabulary that allows the dancers to create a structured improvisational dance. Amy, Flissy, and Oneira use ATS® as the foundation to their dancing, while adding influences from other dance styles and teachers from Baltimore and beyond in what is known as Improv Tribal Style Belly Dance. Using a common dance vocabulary to create an improvisational choreography on the fly, taking cues from the music and each other, we are delighted to share with you the joyful dance that is distinctly Kallisti Tribal.