BellyDance with Freya
Classes * Performances * Modeling
Freya is a Lyrical Fusion Bellydancer most well known for her ethereal & powerful veil routines. Not only a skilled dancer, Freya is also an inspiring dance instructor, especially skilled at giving students individual attention to insure they perform to the best of their ability. Freya inspires her students to become their best selves, full of confidence, strength, & grace.
BELLY DANCING is incredibly empowering. Women and Men of every size & ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this class you will learn the Egyptian roots of Bellydance and then experiment with modern tribal & fusion styles. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind.
Let me pull back the curtain and show you the inner workings of the art business. As Director and Curator, I spent the last 20 years of my career running successful galleries & supporting artists at all stages of their career. I'll teach you the sales & marketing skills and industry secrets that are vital to managing your own art career and selling more of your artwork.
Art Business for Artists
Some of you know me by my stage name- Freya, others of you know me as Emily. For the past 20+ years I've lived a double life...by day I was the Curator & Director of a major fine art gallery in Chicago, by night I was a bellydancer & artist. I worked very hard to keep those two lives separate. Now I've left the gallery world to teach artists everything I learned along the way. I started my own company, Gossamer Arts, to help artists run their art careers as a successful business. I continue to work with art collectors, helping them find specific works of art, pedestals, etc. Then I left Chicago & bought land near Rockford IL with plans to start an animal hospice. Along the way I started teaching belly dance & sharing my love of dance with people all around my new home. Gradually, my two worlds started to merge: performers from my bellydance world also benefited from art business classes, artists I worked with were also interested belly dance or hired me to model. Thus Gossamer Arts Bellydance is now officially a part of my company. It's been a weird & wonderful road that has brought me here, but I'm happy to go along for the ride and see where it takes me.