crystal fleur eleanor belly dancer
On first encountering Tribal Style Belly Dance in 2011 Charlotte Héloïse was mesmerised.  Appreciating the many physical, emotional and social rewards of such an inclusive, collaborative, beautiful and fun art form, Charlotte committed herself to also help share it with others, becoming a Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, a certified Black Sheep Belly Dance level 2 teacher, and co-creator of the Black Peacock Belly Dance (BPBD) improvisational format.  Charlotte has taught at events including Tribal Sleepover, Gate to Southwell Folk Festival, Pagan Pride Festival and Sahara Festival.

She is particularly passionate about helping people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities to develop their own voice and path through dance.  Charlotte performs solo and with a range of professional troupes and projects showcasing ATS®, BPBD, Tribal Fusion, British Tribal Style (BTS) and Kathak.  She dances nationally with Qu Tu and the Nomads, Pavonix, and in 2017 and 2018 as part of Alexis Southall’s Juniper Project.  Charlotte has studied Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS), Gypsy Caravan and BTS with their respective founders, and recently graduated from the Tribal Fusion Education Programme delivered by the UK’s premier Tribal Fusion practitioner, Alexis Southall. Charlotte has studied intensively with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman, Megha Gavin, Kajira Djoumahna, Paulette Rees-Denis, Rachel Brice, Jill Parker, Amy Sigil, Tjarda van Straten, Barbara Lamia, and Mardi Love.  Charlotte would like to thank her mentors Robyn Richardson, Denise Gill, Vina Ladwa, Alexis Southall and the late great Pauline Qu for their inspiration and support. x