Troupes – Khamsa Collective

West Coast Islands Salimpour Collective

This Collective is a new performance group birthed out of a deep need to go back to Our roots and remember where we came from.

Training, dancing and performing in the Jamila and Suhaila Formats, they are a group of three, Candace Aldridge, Elaine Iverson and Rita Phillips. With a first love in Modern Fusion and Tribal Fusion Bellydance, these dancers all felt a deep pull, a need to reconnect to a different time.

Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour both, in different and significant ways, played a pivotal role in forming this art we all share. This group honours that and keeps their contributions alive by performing selected pieces given by the mothership, to share with the Collectives audiences.