Rachel Lazarus Soto
is the Blue Damsel
, which has come to mean more than just dance.
Rachel was also the founder/director of multi award-winning Devadasi World Fusion Dance, now disbanded.
Rachel is co-founder of the Southern California based Tribal Café event.
Rachel Lazarus Soto
has studied belly dance for more than seventeen years, and has performed and taught seminars nationally over the last fifteen years.
concise teaching style shows clarity of thought and knowledge of movement and the body, allowing students to learn class and workshop material easily.
originally studied American Cabaret Belly Dance for 9 years with Cory Zamora beginning in 1990.
was one of the founding members of Tanjora Tribal Belly Dance and taught the first tribal style belly dance classes in the Central Valley alongside Lydia.
In 2001, Rachel
moved to Southern California
and after a year of self discovery, Rachel
began focusing on her
development of improvisational Tribal Belly Dance.
Rachel holds a General Skills Certification of Fat Chance Belly Dance Technique with Carolena Nericcio (January 2007).
Over the last two years Rachel
has begun studying Asian dance forms including classical and folk Indian styles with Meera
, Shawna Rai, and most recently DaVid of Scandinavia, as well as Far East Asian movement concepts with Shifu Newton of Tai Mantis Kung Fu, and Classical Japanese dance with Mihoko Powers.
Moon Moth Management, representing the finest in Tribal Style Bellydance (and in the future, other 'alternative arts') will rely on the years of festival and event organization of Rachel Lazarus Soto
, as well as touring/travel and workshop/performance experience, to take the burden of administration from her
clients, and let them do what they do best: create and dance.
After two years of constant pollution from close friend Princess Farhana, Rachel
is now entering a new phase in her
enjoys the creativity and the freedom of movement of Burlesque dance, and admittedly has become quite addicted to the sequens, swarovski's, and glitter, items commonly associated with such performances.
generally has too much free time, she
also helps manage her
husband's independent record label, Eventide Music Productions.
She manages and tours with Solace Live, and serves in the fields of public relations, web mistress, sales, and many other tasks she'd rather not think of.
Was it mentioned that she
is also a Gemini?
Explains alot, doesn't it?
Solace Live 07
Solace Live is: Kate St. Pierre, Jeremiah Soto, Rachel Lazarus Soto
, and Tim Rayborn, Photo and make-up by Jennifer Taylor.
would like to acknowledge the following people for their contributions to who she
has also taken classes and/or workshops from the following teachers: