Welcome to SEPIA DELUX. It's a mood, it's a style, it's my portfolio brand. I am a night owl, dancer, and designer. My aesthetic often illuminates dark, earthy textures, among other contrasting combinations.
Most of my bright ideas occur during the magical hours between 2 and 5am...
I am a modern belly dance performer and instructor, teaching as a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio in the Chicago dance community. Through the American Tribal Style® belly dance format, students develop their individual style within a group dance. This dance style celebrates all body types, ages, and personalities.
About my dance background...
I began taking belly dance classes in 2009 out of a fitness curiosity. One fun thing led to another, and I completed my ATS® Teacher Training in October 2014. The experience has motivated me to study folkloric dance history as well as related dance styles. Current efforts focus on modern belly dance performance projects. I am the director of the ATS® troupe Amaranth. My hobbies include embracing asymmetry and stepping outside my comfort zone.
- Paula Ngo