About Tribal Pura International

Tribal Pura is an exploration of FatChance®Style Belly Dance characterized by the alchemy of art and science. Carolena and Megha use the guidelines of classical art and the science of anatomy to communicate an absolute style.

Tribal Pura International (TPI) now includes multiple aspects of current FatChanceBellyDance® programming and new programs based on your input as FatChance®Style dancers and Sister/Brother/Partner Studios®.

Tribal Pura International works hand in hand with FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. to provide you with even more ways to be involved in the FatChance®Style community and to continue to learn skills in technique, performance, and instruction.

Tribal Pura International is the new business entity sponsoring General Skills, Teacher Training and The Business of FCBD®. In addition, Tribal Pura International will continue to provide you with workshops featuring Carolena and Megha.

What does this mean for you? It means that you will still be receiving the same high quality workshops and training that you did when FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. was in charge of the General Skills, Teacher Training and Tribal Pura workshops.

We asked the FCBD® Sister/Brother/Partner Studios what they wanted and we listened to what they said. The new Tribal Pura International offerings are our answer. We have new programming inclusive of the beginning FCBD® dancer to the expert, long-time Sister/Brother /Partner Studios.

About Megha

Megha began performing very early in life. She took her first dance classes at about the age of 4 and has been creating and performing ever since. Theatre soon caught her attention and that was her passion throughout her schooling years. It was in 1996 that she discovered American Tribal Style® Bellydance and immediately shifted her focus to this art form.

In San Francisco, Megha studied FCBD®Style with the originator of the style from 1996 – 1998. Upon returning to the Southeast, she began teaching FCBD®Style classes in order to create a community of people to dance with. She was the first to offer these classes in this region and has continued teaching pure FCBD®Style for the last 16 years. She continues to teach and perform at sold-out workshops across the country and around the world both individually and on the Tribal Pura tour with her teacher/partner, Carolena Nericcio.

In 2003 Megha completed teacher certification with Carolena Nericcio (creator of FCBD®Style and founder of FatChanceBellyDance®) and entered into an exclusive partnership with her. They now take their love and appreciation of this elegant dance style in its original form on the road to co-teach the technique and artistic vision created by Carolena over the last 25 years.

Megha directs the Birmingham, AL based “Devyani Dance Company.” Under her direction, Devyani has performed at countless theatrical events, festivals, weddings, corporate events and private parties over the last 15 years and has been nominated for multiple cultural and artistic awards.

In January 2014, Megha moved to Dallas, TX and while still directing Devyani, she withdrew from teaching weekly classes and shifted her focus instead to the Tribal Pura International events and offerings with Carolena Nericcio.

When not teaching and performing FCBD®Style, Megha homeschools her daughter and studies plant based nutrition, reiki and essential oils.