About Carolena Nericcio
Carolena Nericcio is the dynamic founder of FatChanceBellyDance® and creator of the worldwide dance phenomenon known as FCBD®Style (formerly American Tribal Style®).
An early fascination with permanent body adornment lead 8-year-old Carolena to request that her father, Carl, a collector himself, to buy a ring she could “wear always and not take off.” This concept evolved into the study of folkloric textiles, a body full of tattoos, and a collection of jewelry and textiles from around the world.
The discovery of belly dance led to the creation of her own dance style, FatChanceBellyDance®Style (FCBD®Style). Carolena founded the troupe FatChanceBellyDance® in 1987 and immediately captured the attention of audiences worldwide with stunning dance performances featuring majestic costuming and layers of ornate jewelry. The music, a carefully chosen collection of both traditional sounds and modern fusion, adds to the effect. FCBD®Style looks old, but it is actually new.
Students can study with Carolena anywhere in the world through online classes and private lessons. Instruction is further augmented by a collection of instructional DVDs and international workshops. In addition to instruction, Carolena provides business consultation in the form of FCBD® Troupe Consulting.
When she’s not traveling the globe or working at her studio, Carolena enjoys exercising, sewing, knitting, and reading.
About FatChanceBellyDance®Continuing Education Instructors (FCCE)
Often imitated, but never replicated, FatChanceBellyDance® is the world's original FCBD®Style company.
Personally trained and hand-selected by Carolena, the FatChanceBellyDance®Continuing Education Instructors are dedicated to providing the highest caliber of FCBD®Style performance and instruction.