Mermaid Hair: +8
Costuming Skills: -4
Ayperi is a belly dance performer based in Raleigh, NC. Audiences at weddings, nightclubs, birthday parties, and Middle Eastern cultural events are regularly treated to her entertaining and flashy performances. A diligent student of dance, she has over a decade of bellydance experience built on a foundation of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. Travels to Egypt and Greece for dance exploration combined with mentoring by Hannan Sultan and frequent workshop attendance with stars of Egyptian dance give Ayperi a fresh and engaging repertoire.
Alicia began studying bellydance at age fourteen. Eventually, she began performing at the NC Renaissance Festival. After a few years she moved to Asheville where she continued her studies in different styles including American Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion, Cabaret, classic Egyptian, Turkish and Folkloric. Alicia danced at different restaurants, hookah bars, private parties and Ren fairs. In 2008, she joined a burlesque troupe called Bootstraps Burlesque. In 2012, she started her own burlesque troupe called Blue Skies Burlesque. Alicia has also studied aerial silks, trapeze and lyra.
Alicia's geeky interests include an obsession with Tolkien, Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman and Orson Scott Card to name a few. She is currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Alicia also loves many TV shows including Battlestar Galactica, most of Joss Whedon’s work, Star Trek, Dr. Who and many others. She enjoys writing sci-fi and fantasy short stories in her free time.
Unicorn Magic: +8
Marcia has been dancing and geeking for years! Her love of ITS (Improvisational Tribal Style) dance has come about in the last 7 years or so. Her love of all things geek has been lifelong starting with the original Star Wars movie back in the 70s. Fantasy books (especially world within a world), television shows, movies, computer games, MMORPGs, turn-based games, etc. have been a huge influence. She now enjoys sharing her geekery with her teenage son who is carrying on in the family tradition. He is a great geekspawn!
Currently in relationships with: Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Supernatural, the Whedonverse, and Loki.
Sass and Snark: +6
Inappropriate Commentary: +4
Troupe Mom: +2
Coffee Addiction: +5
Tequila: All of it