Heart and Hustle: Visionary Healers, Movers, and Shakers  

with your Tribal Hostess, Paulette Rees-Denis, 

tribal dance innovator, Jill Parker, Episode #56

Can I just tell you how excited I am to share this interview with you? Reconnecting with my earliest dance soul sister, Jill Parker, for our conversation is exhilarating for me, and for us! Jill and I go way back to the mid 80’s when we first started dancing with Carolena Nericcio before FatChanceBellyDance was even a thing! And the journeys we have had since then… so good… as we have grown from the powerful connection we bonded over in those early years.

Join us as we talk about our history, and how we moved on to our own stylings of bellydance! Jill innovated Tribal Fusion, just as I guided and changed the face of “Tribal”, all now a plethora of stylings and wild creations around the globe.

We talk about having “luck” vs. being “fortunate”! And the work she has done over the years. Watching the growth of other dancers, being the teacher to guide dancers on their journeys, and her new certification program, called Alchemy!

We talk about the magic of our dance, the connection we have as dancers, the deepness of the soul dance, joy of the dance, performance, and carrying the torch as well as passing it on…lovely thoughts on the dance, the career, the passion! And to still have this beautiful connection with Jill is profound for me.

Enjoy our interview, our intimate talk. Tell us what your takeaway is from this conversation. Questions? Thoughts?

More about Jill

Jill Parker is the founder of the modern Tribal Fusion belly dance phenomenon, birthed out of San Francisco California in the mid-90’s.

Jill was an original member of FatChanceBellyDance, and founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater, the trail blazing company that birthed such great dancers as Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Lady Fred, Rose Harden, and countless others.

With nearly three decades of experience, Jill has trained the top belly dancers in the genre and influenced a generation of belly dancers with her modern innovations, all the while remaining deeply rooted in her connection to the traditional, sensual, and authentic.

Jill’s big heart and deep love for this intoxicating form shine through in her generous teaching as well as her knockout performances worldwide.

She’s an exceptional teacher with a gift for demystifying this intricate dance, making it accessible for new dancers, and offering insights for refinements and nuance to even the most seasoned professional dancer.
Jill uses creative self-expression to promote health, encourage self-care, relieve stress, and build self-esteem.

She fosters an inclusive sense of community and wellness in her classes.


Enjoy our improved performance with Carolena and Kajira from Tribal Fest 2015…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iOpBUFchbg


I thank you all for being part of our growing global tribe. I thank you for your desire for growth and expansion, and your help in making this world a better and brighter place.

Blessings, and see you next week!


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