DeAnna discovered American Tribal Style® belly dance in 2004 and was so captivated she immediately devoted herself to classes, self-study, and private lessons. Under the direction of Megha, she joined Devyani Dance Company’s professional troupe in the fall of the same year. In 2007 she received General Skills and Teacher Training certifications. DeAnna is a Tribal Pura International Sister Studio Continuing Education instructor and graduated from the first ATS® Advanced Teacher Training in 2015. DeAnna’s had the pleasure of teaching and performing throughout the United States as well as India. She has appeared in FatChanceBellyDance® Tribal Basics Volume 7, Volume 9, Yoga and Temple Dance Poses for ATS® (to be released March 2016), and multiple performance DVDs.
Her continued devotion to the intricacies of ATS® led her on a path to yoga. She began connecting aspects of her yoga practice with many elements of ATS®. Dedicated to continuous improvement in both dance and teaching technique, DeAnna immersed herself into yoga training and in 2013 became a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (200hr RYT). She received her certification through Life Power Yoga and her enthusiasm and passion to learn even more led her to attended additional trainings in yin, restorative, anatomy, and physiology as well as continuous self-study of all aspects yoga.