Molly McClellan/Vespertina Dance Project
Molly McClellan is an internationally acclaimed performer and dance instructor.
Molly began studying the art of belly dance in Southern Florida under the instruction of Maja. After moving to New Orleans, she continued her training with Megha Gavin, who was both the director of Devyani and a certified teacher and partner with Carolina Nericcio in the American Tribal Style® (ATS®) format of FatChanceBellyDance®. She now resides in Denver, Colorado where she teaches local classes, performs, and produces shows.
Her innovative and highly technical approach to movement has been featured at national festivals and has made her a sought-after trainer. She has been an instructor at events such as Tribal Fest, Cues and Tattoos, and Jamballah NW.
Molly has danced with groups such as “Daughters of Devi”, N.o.madic Tribal Dance, and the internationally touring Beats Antique. She was the co-founder of TribalTique, and is the founder and producer of the Vespertina Dance Project and Kalandaka Tribe. Vepertina Dance Project has also been featured at national dance events for their exciting blend of Modern Tribal Improv (MTI), Tribal Fusion choreography, and frequent collaborations with guest dancers.
Her continued dance education includes the General Skills Certification with Carolena Nericcio of FatChanceBellyDance®, as well as all four phases of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements™ dance program. She is currently a certified Practitioner and Instructor of the Datura method. She has also studied with top dancers such as Ashley López, Suzanna Del Vecchio, UNMATA, and Urban Tribal.
Molly’s classes have a strong foundational use of yoga to strengthen, cross train, and add depth to students’ dance experience. She began her yoga teacher training in Spring of 2007 at CorePower Yoga under the direction and instruction of Lisa Richards. She graduated from the CPY program and became an accredited RYT through Yoga Alliance in 2008.
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