Welcome toSassafras Bellydance 

Music and movement has been a huge part of Lesley's life.  A life-long musician and through two fortunate trips (one to Turkey where she discovered belly dance and one to Portland Oregon where she found Fusion), Lesley has been developing and honing her own unique style and voice with the belly dance community.  She has been extremely fortunate to have the ability to study with some of the pioneers of the Tribal Fusion genre; Jill Parker, Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Zoe Jakes.  

Lesley continues to travel internationally to continue her studies, perform and teach.

Lesley is

  • a Datura-style Practioner and Certified Teacher; a 4-year program with Rachel Brice
  • studied both Key of Diamonds and Spades (Zoe Jakes program)
  • recently completed Alchemy Level One (Jill Parker's newest dance program)
  • also a certified Yoga Instructor specializing in a fusion of movements inspired from yoga, Pialates and FRC (Functional Range Conditioning)



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