“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment." 

~ Zig Ziglar


Ariellah’s dance background spans over 30 years.  She has studied and trained in fusion dance for 20 of those years and has taught in this dance form for over a decade, all over the world, on every continent. She specializes in fusion belly dance, vinyasa and kundalini yoga, as well as in technically strong isolations, layering, stage presence and choreography.


Ariellah has a deep love of dance and shares every bit of her knowledge and experience with her students.  She is a compassionate and passionate teacher who wants to see her students grow and flourish. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each student receives what they need and reaches their goals and their full potential.  Ariellah is here to help you in any way she can.


All are welcome at her "Darker Still Studios"…it is an all-inclusive setting and holds an absolute judgement free atmosphere in her home studio.  Her studio fosters a deep sense of community and is a grounding and calm space.


Ariellah also offers private instruction and workshops upon request. 

Please contact her with inquiries.

Her training, work, and offerings can be followed here:

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Owner: Ariellah

For Darker Still Studio location and registration,

please email Ariellah directly at: info@ariellah.com

Ongoing LIVE Classes:

Mixed Level Fusion Dance, Meditation, Conditioning,

Drilling, Zilling, and Choreography Courses



Upcoming Class Schedule with Ariellah is as follows:



Registration is Now Open!

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Spring Class Sessions

March 23 - May 11, 2021

Mindful Practice Class 


Take classes online when it fits best into your schedule! 

Ariellah's Patreon Page has many fusion classes to choose from
and each month more are added!

Check it out and join here:
Ariellah's Patreon



Upcoming Teaching/Workshops:

Spring Class Sessions

March 23 - May 11, 2021

Mindful Practice Class

Dancer Enhancement Program

Upcoming Performances:



November 13, 2021

Website: ShadowDance.net

CounterPulse SF: An Ariellah 3 Night Production

December 16-18, 2021

Please check back soon for more information. Also, remember to "Subscribe" today for the email newsletter list and stay up to date on all of the upcoming performances, workshops, and other dance related events!

Past Performances:


(Use the slideshow arrows below & rotate through the many years of past performances)

2020 Past Performances

July 10, 2020
Online Elegant Creatures Show

Livestream from Cincinatti, OH

2019 Past Performances

July 6, 2019

13 Annual Darker Still Student Hafla!
Darker Still Studios
Oakland, CA

July 19-21, 2019

Gothla UK
Leicester, England


May 4, 2019

San Jose, Costa Rica
Festival De La Luna Ariellah


April 6, 2019

Fresno, CA
Requiem: A Gathering of Souls 2019

March 2019

March 23, 2019

Gothla IT Milan, Italy

January 25, 2019

Edwardian Ball SF 2019
San Francisco, CA

2018 Past Performances


November 2, 2018

San Francisco, CA

August 19, 2018

Oakland, CA
Bellydance Fantasy Showcase


Intro to Fusion Dance Tutorials:


Shoulder Combo, Shoulder Rolls, Shoulder Triangle


Belly Isolation and Preparation, Belly Roll Practice, Pelvic Lock Isolation Practice

Additional Intro to Fusion Dance Tutorials:

Stretches (Yoga): 

Meditation and Stretch, Shoulder Opening Exercises, Spinal Mobility and Flexibility Exercises, and Yoga Lunge Exercises

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"Ariellah has been a teacher and a mentor for over 15 years. I was in attendance at her first out of state workshop, and I have joined her in the jungles of Costa Rica. The amount of care thought and preparation that she puts into every class is so very evident. Equally evident is the amount of care and concern that she displays for each individual student.  I love that she takes a holistic approach to dance.


Each lesson integrates mind, body, and spirit. Her years of consistent practice are evident in her meticulous attention of technique and her ability to articulate and break down complex, layered movements. She is kind but relentless as she meets each person where they are and then challenges them to grow and expand.  She gives of herself freely – without ego – and genuinely roots for student’s success."


~Kelly Hart, Texas



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