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(Holly Johnson) is thrilled to perform with Dans Askina. She has performed and taught with Arthur Murray, Nancy Hauser and Theatre de la June Lune; performed with St. Paul City Ballet, the Guthrie, Unicorn, Child’s Play, Climb Theater, and others. Holly began studying modern and folkloric dance in grade school,  later pursuing ballroom, ballet, jazz, tap, African, and finally focusing on Middle Eastern dance. Holly is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, practices Reiki healing, is an avid weight lifter, and is one of our talented costume seamstresses.

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(Katrina Dam) started Middle-Eastern dancing in the mid-1990s, and has performed at local venues and in Minneapolis Fringe Festival shows.  She ‘blames’ her love of Middle Eastern dance on her lovely late mother, who once had hired a bellydancer for a house party and Katrina was hooked!  An accomplished Scottish Highland Dancer, she is also a member and performer of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Fligmagearie Scottish Step Dancers, performs with Uptown on the Lakes Morris Dancers, and is one of our drummers.  After years of not being able to commit to being in a troupe, she’s happy to have joined Dans Askina.