Wild Women: Ballroom and World Dancer from Sireli Dance Karen

Karen is a talented local ballroom, swing, bellydance, salsa, and Brazillian samba dancer who teaches lessons and performs for events and wedding parties with costumes equally as beautiful as her dancing. You can contact her at sireli.dance@gmail.com for lessons or events.

Karen of Sireli Dance is one of the featured women in The Wild Women Exhibition and is a talented local ballroom, waltz, foxtrot, rumba, chacha, swing, bellydance, salsa, and brazilian samba dancer who teaches lessons and preforms for events and wedding parties with costumes equally as beautiful as her dancing.  When Karen found out she was nominated to be a featured as a wild woman, she was pretty excited and thought that the exhibition would be a good opportunity for her to connect to the larger community.  When it came time for Karen to come into the studio for her dance portraits, the first thing we did was put on Karen’s favorite dance music, some pop and hip hop, and essentially just cranked up the tunes.  We talked, laughed, and basically had a studio dance party which left feathers and sparkles everywhere that I found days after our session, although, I think that’s a pretty fair price to pay for a personal dance performance!

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What do you think of the Wild Women Exhibition?

“I think the Wild Women Exhibition is a great opportunity to feature local artists and entrepreneurs.”

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What did you think about your portrait session?

“I was concernced that I may run out of interesting “dance poses”. I’d done some research on dance photography to try to find some interesting ideas, but posing has always felt awkward for me. Allison had the best idea though—put on some music and dance! She was able to photograph me while I was “in action”, and the best pictures came from that.  It was such a fun and rewarding experience for me. Seeing myself in my element, dancing, reinforces my belief that this is an important part of my life. I hope that my pictures inspire others to do what it is that they love.  Allison is such an easy photographer to work with. She understands how important it is to catch those moments of you being you, and she knows how to do that.”

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What advise do you have for other women to stay wild?

“A little while back, I gave up dancing for about a year. Among other things, I’d been convinced that my time and energy were better spent on the other, “more serious” goals I was pursuing in life. I did not forsee the effect that have on me, both physically and emotionally. It was devastating to separate myself from something I was so passionate about. I learned the hard way that I could not live without my “wild side”. It is important to keep the things in our lives that we are passionate about. We can’t all make a living out of our passion, but we can at least maintain a hobby or even a side gig. Most of us can find some time in our busy lives to pursue a passion. Sign up for a class, volunteer to teach your skill to someone, or just set aside an hour a week you would normally spend on something that isn’t as meanful. Our “wild sides” are what keep us sane.”
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What are you working on now?

“I’ve started learning Bollywood and classical Indian dance from a teacher in Fort Collins. Bollywood is so energetic and fun, and classical Indian dance challenges my brain and body in ways dance has never done before! Someday I’d like to add on to my very basic lessons in Polynesian dance and Argentine tango. Great reason for a dream vacation, right?”

 

If you are interested in taking dance lessons or are in need of a professional dancer for an event or performance, contact Karen at sireli.dance@gmail.com.  Karen currently offers lessons and performances for individuals, small groups, and wedding parties for ballroom, waltz, foxtrot, rumba, chacha, swing, bellydance, salsa, and Brazilian samba dancing.  Know a wild woman?  Click here to learn more about The Wild Women Project or nominate a wild woman you know to be featured in the next exhibition.  Until then, stay wild!

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