Bambi has always loved to dance and felt compelled to move when she heard music. In 2003 she stumbled upon belly dance at an SCA event. After seeing the dancers around the fire at that first event she searched out classes in Baton Rouge. She began taking classes with Shamsi and Noura at Bayou Shimmy and with various teachers as she traveled. Her first classes were cabaret style, then she found tribal and knew it was where she was meant to be. Since 2007 she has been focused on studying ATS®. Bambi enjoys the empowerment of dancing with a supportive community of women. She also is amazed at the body positive image belly dance encourages. Bambi has studied with local and internationally known teachers. She strives to continue her dance education by taking workshops and private lessons. She completed her FCBD® Teacher training in January 2015 and became a Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio. Bambi is the director of Valkyrie Rouge and the owner of Violet Lotus Studio.