Claire Metz is a skilled Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer, well versed in Poi and Fire Arts. An ardent performer, she is known for her strong technique in dance and for seamlessly fusing belly dance and poi in her signature style. She has performed with several renowned troupes over the years, including Shadhavar Tribal Duo, Gypsyville Belly Dance, and Panty Raid! Burlesque, most recently performing as a soloist and collaborator with performers in and around her hometown of Knoxville, TN. In 2010 she founded Humaya Tribal Fusion, dance school and student troupe, to share her love of dance with the community of Knoxville and beyond.
A natural teacher, she began teaching Poi in 2005 and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance in 2007. Since then she has taught workshops regionally and at several well-known festivals including Elevation, Asheville Belly Dance Festival and TribOriginal Music and Arts Festival. Claire holds certifications in teaching Belly Dance through the Lisa Zahiya Teacher Training Program, Pilates Mat Level 1 with Power Pilates, General Group Fitness through the YMCA and is CPR certified.