Fire Phoenix Belly Dance is a Nashville, Tennessee based FatChanceBellyDance®Style (FCBD®Style) performance troupe. The troupe was started by two sisters, McKenna and Morgan, and their mother, Teresa, who shared a love of FCBD®Style and the community it creates. They are dedicated to bringing a high level of FCBD®Style performance and instruction to the middle Tennessee area. They believe that anyone regardless of race, gender identity, age or dance experience can perform and enjoy this style of dance. FatChanceBellyDance®Style (formerly American Tribal Style® or ATS®) is a modern fusion, group improvisational style of belly dance created by Carolena Nericcio. FCBD®Style’s roots are a blend of ethnic elements whose movements are inspired by the folkloric dances of the Middle East, India and North Africa as well as Spanish Flamenco, Egyptian Cabaret and other world dance influences. Aesthetically, it is heavily influenced by the textiles and jewelry of North Africa and India. FCBD®Style is a method of improvisational choreography, using a vocabulary of movements and cues allowing the dancers to communicate with gestures and eye contact. Dancers work together in cooperation to present the dance as one entity.
See Fire Phoenix at TEDxTullahoma 2023!