Gypsy Fire is Bend, Oregon's best-known
American Tribal Style Bellydance troupe, and has
been mesmerizing audiences since 1999. ATS is a
modern American fusion of traditional Middle
Eastern dance movements which celebrates the
beauty, strength and grace of the female form, and
the community of women who practice it.
Gypsy Fire was formed in 1998 by director Quinn
Donovan. Having studied since 1994 with Fat
Chance Belly Dance (originators of ATS) in San
Francisco, Quinn brought this style of dance to
Central Oregon, and began Gypsy Fire. The troupe
finds continuing inspiration in our fellow dancers,
and in the blossoming variations of "classic" ATS
While our roots are firmly planted in the structure
set out by Carolena Nericcio, and FCBD, we have
begun to adopt movements of various dance
stylings, and have adapted them to our troupe's
dynamic, much like the Gypsies we honor in our
The troupe has participated in local and regional dance events since 1999, and is proud to be a part of the growing
dance community in Central Oregon! Gypsy Fire has established a strong visible presence in the Bend, Oregon
arts and nightlife scene, due to regular shows at Taj Palace, Di Lusso / Royal Blend Cafe, and participation in
such local events as: Bend Summerfest, The Bite of Bend, Procession of the Species, and Media Mania.
Regional events include:
|Tribal Fest (CA)|
|Mediterranean Fantasy Festival "Med Fest" (WA)|
|The Oregon Country Fair (Veneta, OR)|
|Tribal Quest North West (Portland, OR)|
|MEDGE (Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene) Fall Festival (Eugene, OR)|
|These pages are provided as a courtesy to the performers as a benefit of guild membership.
Please contact performers directly; the guild is not responsible for the performance of
dancers. If you're interested in having the guild sponsor an event, please contact a board
member and state that explicitly. "Go for it!"