Shanti Bardot is a Tribal Fusion Bellydance performer and instructor based in Oakland, California who specializes in Arabic Folk Dance, Turkish Roman, and Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements Format.
Information about upcoming performances can be found in Events and details for weekly classes, workshops, and private lessons in Classes!

For event and workshop booking please use the Contact Form!

Shanti is available for private event bookings! Create a night to remember by featuring a bellydance performance at your next party!


Shanti is an 8 Elements Datura Style™ Certified Teacher and 200-hr Certified Yoga Instructor with over a decade of teaching experience.
In Shanti’s teaching, the main focus is on deep understanding of movement so that it can be fully and easily learned. Whether it’s the basics or complex layering, Shanti emphasizes technique and discovering the deeper experience of movement that comes from within.

Weekly Classes: Bellydance and Yoga:

Datura Style Bellydance
Classes are most Wednesdays 8:15-9:30pm at Spring Fall Studio in Berkeley.
All levels of students are welcome though it is recommended to join with the start of a series.
$15 Drop-in, discounted prices available you sign-up for a full series! See the current Datura Style Series Schedule for more details or Sign-up via e-mail!

Spring Fall Studio:
2547 8th Street, Studio #20 of Bay 2
Berkeley, CA 94710

Yoga and Bellydance at Left Coast Power Yoga
Yoga classes: Mondays 6:45am All Levels, Wednesdays 9:30am All Levels
Saturdays 8:15am Level 1/2.
Visit www.leftcoastpoweryoga.com to sign-up for classes and see the most up to date schedule!
Bellydance 6-week Series: Tuesdays 7:45-8:45pm, February 6th-March 13th!
This will be an hour long bellydance party with combos, yoga conditioning, and an overall less structured format to allow for you to experiment with the bellydance movements! Be ready for lots of Balkan brass!

Class cards available through Left Coast Power Yoga: www.leftcoastpoweryoga.com 

Left Coast Power Yoga – Uptown
554 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94612


Private Lessons
Shanti is available for private lessons within the Bay Area. Rates start at $65/hr and go up depending on number of people and location! Send an e-mail via the Contact Page for rates and more information.

Interested in hosting a bellydance workshop for your community? Send an e-mail via the Contact Page for a current list of workshop offerings!
If there is something specific you are looking for please include that in your email. It is possible to create a workshop custom for your dance community’s interests!

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Underground Nomads – Resident Dancer
Shanti is a resident dancer at this weekly Tuesday Night World Music and Bellydance event at F8 in San Francisco!
See the Underground Nomads Website or Facebook Page to see who’s performing each week!

Old World Wednesdays curated by Dan Cantrell – Soloist
Wednesday June 21st 2017 7:00-10:00pm
The Make Out Room is located at 3225 22nd Street & Mission in San Francisco.  There is a $10 cover charge.
Please join us for the latest installment of Old World Wednesdays at the Make Out Room with Kugelplex, and Aya & Tano.
Kugelplex is California’s rockin’-est purveyor of klezmer and old-world party music. Formed in 2001, the group plays wild, soulful dance music at weddings, concerts and festivals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and beyond. We’ve performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and Frank London (founder of the Klezmatics) and many other great artists. http://kugelplex.com/band/
Aya & Tano is a Bay Area based duo of young musicians that performs traditional Albanian and Greek music. They started building their repertoire together during their travels through Eastern Europe in 2015. Aya sings and plays violin, santouri, and laouto, and Tano sings and plays saxophone, clarinet, and laouto.
We will be joined by Elizabeth Strong and Shanti Bordot belly dancing on a few special numbers.

The Make-Out Room offers delicious cocktails and has a mysterious dimly lit atmosphere with plenty of room to dance, party, boogie down, make out, or shake rugs. http://www.makeoutroom.com/

Jamballah NW – Duet with Joanna Ashleigh
Friday August 11th 2017
Portland Oregon
More info coming soon! Follow Shanti on Facebook for updates!



Photo by Phoebus Foto at Jamballah NW 2016 in Portland, Oregon

Shanti performs and teaches Tribal Fusion belly dance, specializing in fusing Arabic Folk Dance with contemporary dance and her own aesthetic. She does both improvisational and choreographed dancing, enjoying the different creative processes.
Having studied western dance and yoga for many years before belly dancing, Shanti understands the body’s movement from the inside out.
She currently performs as a soloist in the Bay Area and collaborates with fellow dancers throughout the West Coast.

After 5 years of Cabaret style belly dance, Shanti saw Rachel Brice perform at The Roxy in 2007 and began exploring this new world of Tribal Fusion.
Since then she has studied intensively with Rachel and is a certified 8 Elements Practitioner. She is also FCBD General Skills certified through Carolena Nericcio.

For event booking send an email via the Contact Page

Photo by Triple Scoop Photo. 2011




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Shanti is currently based in Oakland, CA and teaches at these studios as of January 2018:

Spring Fall Studio
2547 8th Street, Studio #20 of Bay 2
Berkeley, CA 94710

Left Coast Power Yoga – Uptown
554 16th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Flex Circuit Gym
3925 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611