Rin emerges from over two decades of exposure to a diverse array of movement avenues. Having dabbled in several influences, from ballet to hip-hop to jazz, she has developed a uniquely fluid and evolving voice in dance which offers a peculiar stretch beyond genres.
Rin entered the world of belly dance in 2007 through classes at Sahara Dance in Washington, D.C. She eventually found herself learning and performing with Ebony Qualls’ urban fusion troupe, Raqs Caravan Urban. Along the way, Rin developed a technical foundation of Tribal Fusion belly dance through intensive study with Rachel Brice of Portland, OR.
With the intention to remain as focused and generous as her instructors, Rin now shares her own eclectic style in classes and performances. She enjoys organic experimentation with flow in her personal practice. She often emphasizes “presence” in her classes to invite students to tap into their own experience, facilitating environments in which dancers can feel personally inspired by curiosity to develop their own vision.
Enthusiasm for creative projects and collaboration has led Rin to contribute choreography for large theatrical productions. Such productions include “Alice in Wonderland” and “Fantasm: Odyssey of Dreams” by Bellydance Evolution, as well as “Oceanic” and “Eternal Forest” by Electric Nomad Dance.
With a profound passion for sound and a music background in piano, Rin has started on an exhilarating path of electronic music composition in recent years. This opens a world of opportunity to experiment with her love of music and dance composition for creative projects to come!