Growing up in a Fairview Park, Ohio, Anita Lalwani was a bookworm. While she dabbled in athletics (tennis, skiiing, and even synchronized swimming!), it was not until she moved to San Francisco and met Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman that she fell in love with one activity—American Tribal Style® (ATS®) bellydance!
Her devotion to the ATS® dance form became so strong that Anita extracted herself from her administrative office job to embrace the art of movement and physical fitness full time. She became a certified yoga teacher in 2005 and a personal fitness trainer in 2008. These skills have enhanced her teaching of bellydance and helped her to develop a popular Dance Conditioning class that blends yoga, dance drills, and strength training for the ATS® belly dancer.
Anita has been dancing with FatChanceBellyDance® and instructing classes for over a decade. In her workshops and classes, Anita shares with her students her passion and belief in the transformative power of music and dance.