Listing of 8 Elements™ Recognized Cultivates

The following is an alphabetical list of participants who have completed the training and passed testing for Phase II: Cultivation in the 8 Elements™ approach. 

Cultivation is the second of a multi-phase program which will culminate in a teacher training focused on teaching the 8 Elements™ as an approach to belly dance. The purpose of the Cultivation phase is to support students to integrate the material into their personal dance practices, and is not an 8 Elements™ teaching certification.

These practitioners have displayed a commendable degree of commitment to and proficiency in the curricula covered in Phase II of the 8 Elements™ approach, Cultivation. They are listed here to recognize their achievement.


 Aaminah Michelle Palmer : March 2012
Accalia Robertson : March 2016
Aco Yamazaki : April 2014
Adriana Amador : July 2013
Alejandra Sanchez : October 2012
Alice L Knox : October 2013
Alisa Haller : October 2012
Alissa ruehl : April 2014
Alli Ruth : October 2014
Allison Robin Prater : October 2012
Amanda Linda Märkli : October 2014
Amber Frances Brown : October 2012
Amy Elle Bordeaux : April 2013
Amy Roy : October 2013
Ana Belle Gulin-Honeycutt : October 2012
Anashe : October 2013
Anastasia Lattanand : June 2016
Anastasia Romanovskaya  : April 2015
Andrea Kitta : October 2013
Angela Virola Theodora : October 2013
Angelique Ausatinrouge : April 2015
Anita Wai : June 2015
Anji : September 2015
Ann Shaffer : July 2012
Anna Afra : October 2014
Anna Maniaci : September 2015
Anne-Marie Robart : October 2014
Antonella Sciahina : September 2015
Anya Eremenko : October 2013
Arianne Jakstas : June 2015
Ashley Lopez : March 2012
Ashley Throw : October 2013
Audra Simmons : March 2012
Belinda Underwood : March 2016
Bevin Victoria Solmon : April 2014
Brenda Maki : April 2015
Brianna Winter : September 2015
Brighton Brooks : April 2015
Brittany Stark : April 2013
Caitlin Prince : October 2013
Carla Michelle Coelho de Andrade Gurgel : April 2014
Carla Young : April 2015
Carole Bellaton (Aneka) : April 2013
Caroline Achouri : September 2015
Carolyn Meera Yakopich : March 2012
Catherine Sandmeier : July 2012
Cathy Neubauer : June 2016
Cecily Ryan : March 2016
Chandala Tso Snow-Shiva : March 2012
Cherish Holmes : March 2016
Christiana : March 2016
Christina King : June 2016
Cindy Bodé : April 2014
Clara Ortiz : October 2012
Colette Todorov : July 2012
Crystal Weran : March 2016
Damion Bond : April 2015
Danielle Elizabeth : April 2013
Debapriya Das : June 2016
Devon A. Rogers : October 2012
Dipika Vijay : June 2015
Dyana Wyeno : September 2015
Eleanor LeClair  : June 2016
Elinore Eaton : March 2016
Elise Morris : March 2012
Elizabeth Irwin "Amani" : April 2015
Elizabeth Muñoz : October 2014
Elizabeth Ostteen Ashner : March 2012
Erica Lynn Beck : October 2013
Erika Henrikson : June 2015
Erin McKay : July 2013
Eryn Braida : October 2014
Flissy Saucier : April 2013
Fotini Kokkinakis : June 2015
Francesca Cerame : October 2014
Giselle Sibyl : July 2012
Grey Rex : April 2014
Hannah Gerber : October 2012
Hannah Tottenham : April 2013
Hannah Trimbath : March 2012
Haza : June 2015
Heather "Henna" Louise : October 2012
Heather Collins : April 2013
Heather Labonté : October 2012
Heather Leona : October 2013
Heather Lorfing : June 2015
Heather M Trujillo : July 2013
Heather Powers  : October 2014
Heidi Connor : October 2012
Helen Tennant : October 2013
Inara Safir : September 2015
Iona Wilson : April 2014
Isabel Garnier : October 2012
Isela Madriz : April 2013
Jamila Thomson : June 2016
Janelle C. Jackson : July 2012
Jasmine Pfingsten : June 2016
Jenna Shear : April 2014
Jennifer A. Kleiber : October 2014
Jennifer Galeano : October 2014
Jennifer Trimmer : April 2014
Jennifer Wallace : June 2015
Jenny C. Cohen : July 2013
Jessica Cooper : October 2012
Jin-Long Huang : June 2016
Joanna Ashleigh : March 2012
Joy Hearten-Johnson : October 2014
Julie Watters : April 2014
Kalae Kaina : October 2012
Karin Wickholm : March 2016
Karinne Felker : March 2016
Karla A. Haas : April 2015
Karla Gomez Escalante : April 2014
Kate Altaira : April 2013
Kate Darling : April 2013
Kathryn Avery : June 2016
Kathryn Black : April 2013
Kathryn Whittington : October 2012
Katie Getchell : October 2014

Kavya Viswanathan : June 2016
Kelley Mountain : September 2015
Kiana Amanda Fatahian : October 2013
Kiku Byrne : June 2015
Kimber Miller : April 2013
Kimberly K. Genly : April 2015
Kimberly Mackoy : July 2012
Kimberly Piwetz : April 2014
Kindle : July 2013
Kori Turk : March 2016
Kristine Jennes : October 2013
Lacey Sanchez : July 2013
Lacy Dickerson : July 2012
Lakita : October 2012
Larissa Gianduja : June 2015
Laura Blake : April 2015
Laura Crittendon : April 2013
Laura Faith Stevens : April 2014
Laura Luna : October 2014
Laura Middleton : October 2013
Laurie Lulu Martin : October 2012
Lauryn Peterson : July 2012
Leah Woods : June 2016
Leize Averill : April 2013
Lesley Inman : April 2014
Letty Limbach : July 2013
Lisa K. Branner : October 2014
Lisa Macchione : October 2012
Lisa Reid : October 2014
Lisa Vavrek : March 2012
Liz Stortstrom : March 2016
Lorena Rojas : April 2015
Lori Lukasewich : October 2014
Lori Savory : July 2013
Lotten Lundgren : June 2015
Luciana Jo Ying Pang : June 2016
Lucrecia Navarro : October 2013
Ludmila Silva : October 2012
Lynette Day : October 2012
Lynn Hoffman : April 2013
Lynne Gailor : October 2013
Mahdieh Javaheri : April 2014
Maka Lomaia : September 2015
Makeda Perryman : October 2013
Malik Turley : April 2014
Margaret Gustafson : July 2012
Maria Linkous : October 2013
María Soledad Gaytán Hernández : October 2013
Marisa Copley : April 2015
Martina Crowe-Hewett  : March 2016
Mary Collins : June 2015
Mary K Hymel : June 2015
Marzia Terziani : October 2012
Mat Jacob : March 2012
Maureen O’Donnell : March 2012
Maurie O’Dea : October 2012
Megan McIntosh : March 2016
Melania Madrigal : October 2012
Michaella Manning : March 2012
Michelle Bettridge : September 2015
Michelle Hays : October 2013
Michelle Joy : September 2015
Michelle Manx : July 2012
Michelle Orrock Sorensen : October 2013
Mila George : October 2013
Miriam Ross-Behar : June 2016
Molly Block : April 2014
Molly McClellan : March 2012
Molly Mitchell : July 2012
Monique Trinity Rose : April 2015
Morgan Fay : October 2012
Nathifa Shakti : April 2013
Niki Theodorakis : October 2012
Nikki Ball Wilkins : April 2015
Noelle Brower : October 2014
Olivia Buydos ‘Farah’ : March 2012
Olya Clarkson : July 2012
Pamala Ames : September 2015
Paola Basso : April 2014
Penny Tan : September 2015
Pip E-Lysaah : July 2012
Pixie Fordtears : April 2014
Rachel Collins : October 2013
Rachel Fernandes  : September 2015
Rebecca Williams : September 2015
Rhoni Miller : March 2016
Rin Ajna : September 2015
Ruth Torluemke : September 2015
Sabbi : June 2016
Sabine : July 2012
Samantha Valentine : July 2013
Sara DeRoy : March 2012
Sarah Hassan : June 2015
Sarah Kate Moore : October 2012
Sasha Khetarpal-vasser : April 2014
Sedona Ruiz : April 2015
Shael "Kiteera" Millheim : October 2013
Shana Meurs : March 2016
Shanrae : July 2013
Shantel Medina : March 2016
Shanti Jordan : March 2012
Songbei Zhang : September 2015
Sophia Ravenna : September 2015
Stacey McPartlin : April 2015
Stephanie Maes : June 2015
Tabra E. Bay : July 2012
Talia Vintzileos : March 2012
Tania Gigliotti  : March 2016
Tanya Johnson : April 2015
Tara Fuller : July 2013
Tayissa Chadwick : March 2012
Tracy Emond : June 2015
Vanessa Dahlia : June 2015
Violet Kind : April 2015
Wan Fei Huang : March 2016
Yvonne Cordoba : April 2013
Yvonne E. Torres : October 2013
Zatara : March 2016