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Nicole Whitney

Shimmy for the Soul Belly Dance Demonstration

Nicole began bellydancing in January 2004 and was choreographing new dances and performing publicly within a few short months of her very first class.

What originally started as a dare with her eldest daughter, became a life changing passion-filled past time that engulfed her life and living space and every ‘spare’ hour on five days a week. Nicole’s training in recent years has went on to train with the very best. She ‘survived’ three Suhaila Salimpour intensives and then moved on the what she feels is the ultimate training with the one and only Rachel Brice, recently completing her Illumination Phase I and Cultivation Phase II Datura Dance Style Certification with Rachel in Portland (August 2017).

She has also trained at the full Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive in 2015 and with many great trainers along the way (live and online) including Jillian , Sadie , Jim Boz , Nath Keo , Rachel Bryce, Sahira, Sandra and many more. She has recently performed for former BC Premier Bill Vanderzalm (summer 2017). Nicole is a member of MEDA [Middle Eastern Dance Association] in B.C. and an active enthusiast of bellydancing, studying new techniques and styles with as many leaders in the field as possible. Nicole performs regularly as a soloist and with her bellydance troupe – SHIMMY FOR THE SOUL performs often at major events including the Richmond Night Market, The International Summer Market, Langley Canada Day, Run for the Cure, the annual International Bog Festival and annually at the BC Renaissance Fest & more…

Currently, Nicole is teaching bellydance in the Surrey/Delta area. When she’s not bellydancing, Nicole is busy producing Life Changing Radio Broadcasts at News for the Soul – the #1 life changing radio show in the world according to Google and Aol and home to the largest totally free life changing audio library on the world wide web which she founded in January 1997.

Nicole Marie Whitney
Founder & Producer & Head Hostess News for the Soul
Shimmy for the Soul Belly Dance


Cheryl Anderson

Rack Fashions

Collaborative Networking – Creating Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Cheryl Anderson is the owner/operator of Rack Fashions – Mobile Women’s Clothing Boutique.  The focus of her business is to provide a personal and unique shopping experience for women in a helpful and fun environment.

Working in corporate business development and management roles for the majority of her career, Cheryl always wanted to start her own business.  After much research, she found a fit and passion.     Hearing over and over again that women  over 40 were having less than satisfying “traditional” retail shopping experiences,  Rack Fashions was created to give women a choice.   Cheryl curates signature pieces that are current, comfortable and affordable.    With a great selection of sizing and styles that are functional and unique;  there is something  for everyone in her boutique.

Rack Fashions sells through trade shows, special events, fundraisers and private events.  If you are looking for a shopping experience with a more personal touch, clients can book an appointment at Rack Fashions home studio.     With each and every customer interaction, Cheryl’s goal is to have each woman feel great about how she looks and the experience she’s had.

Cheryl Anderson, Rack Fashions

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