Jenna Shear began her bellydance journey in 2009 with the Columbia University Bellydance Troupe. Since earning her B.A. in Dance and Asian & Middle Cultures, Jenna has worked with prestigious groups, such as Bellydance Evolution, Wild Saffron, BellyTrance, and the Nomad Dancers. She has also taught and performed at numerous national events including 3rd Coast Tribal Festival, Jewels of the Orient, Waking Persephone, and Art of the Belly. In 2014, Jenna founded her fusion troupe, Jenna Shear & the Slivovica Sizzlers. Together they produce choreographic suites that entertain and educate by physicalizing the spectrum from pure folk dance to pure bellydance while highlighting the commonalities between them as the most fruitful grounds for thoughtful fusion. Jenna Shear is currently on faculty at Saffron Dance in Arlington, VA. The evening’s Sizzlers will include Elena Faye and Annie Lum.