Grace, Eastern Fire Belly Dance studio owner, came to belly dance after years as an ACE-certified fitness professional. After discovering yoga, she decided to hang up her aerobic shoes and focus on barefoot activities. Grace began with cabaret belly dance lessons, followed by tribal fusion lessons a few years later and that ultimately led to American Tribal Style®. Grace knew within a few weeks of her first authentic ATS® class with Maria of Shimmy by Fire, she had found her belly dance passion and mission. She still teaches yoga in and about the western suburbs of Chicago. She is also a founding member of Tribe Amaranth. Grace received her ATS® General Skills Certifications in April 2013 and her Teacher Training Certification in August 2014. She is a Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio.