- Based in Aurora, NY, USA
7+ yrs Teaching, Performing Dance locally and world wide
A local to Ithaca, Tessa graduated with a B.A in Arts Education and a Minor in Dance from William Smith College. With nothing to lose after graduating Tessa uplifted and moved across the country to land in San Francisco, CA. An immense love for this art form and her adventurous and determined spirit quickly took her through the ranks, first performing with Damage Control Dance Directed by Cera Byer and then teaming up with Jill Parker "the mama of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance" working as the co-director to her company the Foxglove Sweethearts and traveling the world as an Assistant Teacher. Tessa strives for technical proficiency, artistic integrity and emotional strength. She is an inspirational, dynamic, gentle teacher. Experience Belly Dance from the Heart.
Excerpt of Interview From Djipzi World Fusion Co.
To Read to Entire Interview please visit: http://djipzibellydance.blogspot.com/2014/07/artist-spotlight-tessa-myers.html
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Artist Spotlight: Tessa Myers
For this edition of Artist Spotlight, we bring you an interview with Tessa Myers,
local dancer, teacher, and performance artist currently based in Ithaca. On
stage, her style is smooth, rounded, and subtle, yet strong and focused, exuding
an energy that is mysteriously feminine, and intoxicating. Each time I see this
lady on dance, I find myself completely hypnotized, being pulled into a space
where there is nothing but the smoky winding of music, graceful, languid,
movement, and the eternal moment. As a teacher, she is attentive and aware of
her students, and is skilled in assisting them in their development. In person,
she seems to always have a warm, friendly smile with one eye focused inward.
She has studied, traveled, and performed with the mother of tribal fusion
bellydance, Jill Parker, and these days you can find her strutting her own style
as a guest performer with the Whiskey Tango Sideshow, and artistic director of
In her own words, Tessa, "strives for technical proficiency, artistic integrity,
and emotional strength," and the CNY dance community is so fortunate for her
J: What first got you interested in bellydance?
T: As a child, I always remember watching the belly dancers at the Ithaca festival.
I loved the music, the costumes, and the camaraderie, but at the time I found
the style a little too fluffy for me. It wasn’t until I ran across my first
youtube video of Rachel Brice that I knew I had to learn this art form. It was
sensual and beautiful, yet so powerful.