The Luna Matrix blog is for my musings on dance, art, and life. It’s a place for me to project some of my creativity outward, and hopefully, entertain or inspire the reader.
The name of this blog, Luna Matrix, is an ode to the contentedness and power of feminine energy and creativity.
Writing topics on this blog include: the creative process, belly dance, visual art, costume design, feminist social critiques, and my love of the natural beauty of Oregon and thereabouts. I also include snapshots of my life, and what it’s like to be a kooky eclectic 30-something artist who’s never stayed at a “real” job for more than two years, and who one day dreams of autonomy from the Capitalist grind.
If you’d like to read my short bio, you can find it in the left sidebar of this page.
As for specific experience, here is a summary of my “cred” below: (if you are curious)
Dance: I currently perform Tribal Fusion bellydance as a solo artist, and I perform in duet with the band Black Magdalene.
I’ll be teaching classes in the Eugene, OR area soon.
I studied ballet, jazz, modern dance, acting and visual art 4th-12th grade at a performing arts school. I minored in dance at Mills College.
I have been studying bellydance for the last 8 years and counting. Teachers have included: Dilek Hoss (Turkish/Suhalia Salimpour technique), Heather Stants, Sabrina Fox, Kami Liddle, Rachel Brice, Suhalia Salimpour, Jamila Salimpour, Wendy Allen and other members of FCBD, Jill Parker, and more.
Former head of the Mills College Belly Dance Club and I taught free classes on campus.
Writing: I studied writing at Mills College. My articles have been published in Bust Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and Midwifery Today e-News, and my bi-monthly DIY column was featured in Fahrenheit Magazine.
Art/Design: AA in Fashion design. I have sewn costumes for The Old Globe, designed costumes for two films, and worked as a designer for a large multinational Halloween costume company.
I currently create belly dance costumes. Sometimes I sell some bobbles on Etsy as well.
Here’s a gallery with examples of my work: