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Persephone

Persephone is originally from Mobile, Alabama.  Being the daughter of a jazz trumpeter she often jokes "I learned to read music before learning to read English".  Musical training has always been a deep part of her life.  She began professionally performing music at the age of 12 with her father's band and has been an entertainer since.  She plays Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone and Bassoon.  She studied music at the Cleveland Institute of Music (a music Conservatory in Cleveland, OH) and the University of North Texas.

Persephone first discovered Belly Dance in 2011.  She studies Belly Dance with Isis Bartlett at the Isis Academy in Bedford, TX.  She is a member of the Raksettes, Isis Cultural Dance Team, and Isis Professional Performing Company.  She performs regularly in both Fusion and Cabaret Styles.  She is honored to have won the Yaa Halla Y'all Rising Star Soloist Peoples Choice 1st Place, Judges 3rd in 2013; Yaa Halla Y'all Professional Fusion Soloist 3rd in 2016; In groups she has won 1st place at Yaa Halla Y'all as a duet in 2015, plus the Raksettes troupe in 2015 and the RaksZahrah Professional Performing Company Troupe in 2016.