Solange has been shimmying her hips since she could walk. Studying bellydance with Portland’s elite dancers, she has practiced styles ranging from Raqs Sharqi to Raqs Gothique. Stemming from a childhood studying ballet and tap she found her way back to dance as an adult as a form of freedom and expression. Graceful and exuberant, she dances with passion and happiness in her heart. Her biggest joy is bringing the audience into her world and encourages them to clap with her, not for her, forming a sphere of connectedness to all. She has been a part of Dark Follies since its first performance and is grateful to be a part of a community of talented artists who challenge the status quo.