Studio Zahiya member, Level 2 Bellydance class choreography, Katie McDonald
Kayla Fitzpatrick studio instructor, performs group ballet choreography (unsure of other girls)
Violet Julia Clear Hays, studio instructor, for tribal bellydance solo
Amanda Hoyte, studio instructor for tap, performing solo tap routine
Studio owner Lisa Zahiya performs a solo. Zahiya will teach a new class on solo choreography in January.
Mauricio and Natalia, professional international dancers from Uruguay, perform
Photos by Cory Thompson
Tuesday night can be slow for downtown Asheville, even at the Orange Peel. But this week, 450 audience members and 100 performers were heating things up at the venue during the Winter Dance Spectacular, a dance showcase from Studio Zahiya that benefited LEAF Community Arts. This world dance showcase featured bhangra, hip hop, ballet, belly dance, Irish dance, and more, with Studio Zahiya's instructors and students performing.
"Dance does something special for the human soul. I am so proud of all of our dancers who have had the courage to step out and learn something new and want to share what they've discovered," said Zahiya in a press release.
For information on Studio Zahiya and their classes, click here. For information about LEAF Community Arts, click here.