Jen McDonald

Basic Info

Name

Jen McDonald

Email Address

http://www.twistedgypsy.com

City

Chatsworth, Los Angeles

State

California

Zipcode

91311

Email

ATSjen13@gmail.com

Bio

 I began belly dancing in the Summer of 2000.  I was looking for a fun way to get in shape and recover from a knee replacement surgery from the year before.  Not only did I eventually lose over 50lbs., I also found my heart and soul.  This dance has been such a gift; from the amazing women I have had the joy to connect with, to the blessings of self-esteem and self-realization.
     I am honored to have directed such an amazing troupe of women and men that was Twisted Gypsy.  This troupe was my greatest joy and I am proud to have served and been a part of such a talented group of artists.  We created together for 9 years and the experience will always be in my heart.

Twisted Gypsy now stands as a 10 year brand of Tribal creativity!  From hosting classes and dance events to selling music, shirts, and tribal jewelry, you can find us on Facebook and Etsy.

Currently, I direct a Level 2 & 3 advanced student performance troupe,Crescent Rose Tribal.  I do my best to create a positive and nurturing environment for my students to express their joy & passion.  The Roses perform at street faires, hafla’s, schools, fund raisers, and a variety of belly dance events. 
       For fun, I make enjoy making jewelry and other crafts.  It’s been a hobby of mine for over 20 years.  The world is full of beautiful inspirations and I plan to enjoy this art form into my crone years.  From spiritual talismans to Swarovski crystal weaving, Tribal dance jewelry to simple blends of color, I make something for everyone.  Visit my Etsy shop:  Studio of the Moon
     In addition to ATS, I have studied American & Turkish Cabaret styles, and have taken workshops in Dunyavi Gypsy, Indian, Tribal Fusion, and Shamanic Fusion.  The journey has been wonderfully inspiring & the learning never ending.  Many thanks to all of my teachers through the years.

Video

http://www.facebook.com/kayla.maddox.355/videos/10154976944627251

Sister Studios Details

Dance Styles

ATS

Studio

Twisted Gypsy

Training

ATS General Skills, 2008 Highland, CA, 2017 San Francisco, CA, 2018 Kansas City, MO * ATS Teacher Training, 2009 Highland, CA * ATS Teacher Training II, 2010 San Francisco, CA ATS * Advanced Teacher Training, 2015 San Francisco, CA, SSCE Certified Teacher 2015

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