Allegory Tribal Bellydance will host the 10th annual Tribal de Chico Belly Dance Festival on Saturday, November 19th at 6:00pm at the Chico Theater Company.  This year’s event will feature Michelle Sorensen of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Last year’s Tribal de Chico headliner and workshop instructor, Karolina Lux, states that “Tribal de Chico was an incredible event, all-around. From the kindness and authenticity of my hosts, to the organization and clarity of all the logistics...I would do this event any year! There was a wide range of ages and dancers/non-dancers in the crowd who all had a fantastic night. The dancers from the community in my classes worked so hard and welcomed me in. I just adored this event! I recommend it for anyone who wants to train with a group of sweet, and rambunctious women!”

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Tribal de Chico's 2016 Guest Performer and Workshop Instructor: Michelle Sorensen

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Sorensen is a professional Belly Dancer with nearly a decade of dedicated dance training. She began her studies under the direction of Kismet School of Dance (American), Kashmir Dance Company (ATS & Tribal Fusion), Trisha Mcbride (Tribal Fusion and Experimental) and more recently Rachel Brice (8 elements Phases 1 &2, Initiation and Cultivation Certified) and Stephanie Buranek (Cabaret/Egyptian). She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene. An award winning dancer, Michelle placed 1st at Fusion Fest in 2011, 2nd at Fusion Fest 2012, and 1st in the Ultimate Bellydancer best Fusion Solo August 2012! She joined Sketch Cabaret in the summer of 2012, and has been a member of Sepiatonic since the Spring of 2013. Occasionally she can also be seen performing with Voodoo Productions at both private and public events. Along with bellydance, she has discovered a love for the Aerial Arts, including pole, silks, lyra, contortion and various other cirque style apparatus. “Cross-training” in this form of dance has helped her with stamina, strength, flexibility and clean lines. Her life is also occupied with being a mother of 2 sweet little girls ages 5 and 3 and they are a constant inspiration to push boundaries and a reminder to explore! She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.


2016 Tribal de Chico Performers

Sarah Adams

Allegory Tribal Bellydance



Toni Darden of Allegory

Eastwind Bellydance

Aryn Fisher of Allegory

Jenny Funk of Allegory


Omi Hokulani

Sadie Peake

Emily Purvis of Allegory


Sirens In Sanity

Sister Sirens

Michelle Sorensen

Talia of Omi Mahina with Solace