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About

Aly Kat is an artist, illustrator, painter, and belly dancer living on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Art Education
University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art Illustration, Class of 2006

Kipaipai Art Foundation Drawing and Painting Atelier 2019 /Keaau Hawaii

Dance Teachers and Inspirations

Zoe Jakes

Kami Liddle

Anita Lalwani

Fat Chance Belly Dance

Rachel Brice

     

Clients and Showings

Viral Cat Online 'Zine/ August 2011

Maunakea Visitor's Information Station

Naked Hippie Brew Kombucha and Jun

La Hiki Ola Kava and Kombucha Bar

 

I have been an artist my whole life. Throughout every stage of being, I have experimented with making shapes, making color, making something that had not previously existed. My foundation is in painting and drawing, as that has been what I started with as a child and what I always come back to, but over the years I have also ventured into photography (both film and digital), ceramics, and various methods of glass work, from a full hot shop to cold fusion in a kiln.

While in college, I trained primarily to be a children's book illustrator, but my style was not fully defined yet, and that is why I have included some of my work from that period of time, so that you may see how I have evolved. While I still consider my work well suited for children's book illustration, I also feel called to work on graphic novels, or other forms of more adult story-telling.

While I had some dance training in my younger years, I did not discover my love for fusion belly dance until after college. I had moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and was looking for a fun way to get in shape. I happened to stumble upon Fat Chance Belly Dance Studios. I quickly fell in love with American Tribal Style Belly Dance, and over the next three years made a regular habit of attending classes. Years later, I moved to Hawaii and became more involved in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance and have been training here and back on the mainland with belly dance superstars like Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle. I have taught classes in the Puna District of Big Island, and have performed all throughout East Hawaii. I also give private lessons and have a home studio.

Stephanie Bolton, Rachel Brice, and Aly Kat

Stephanie Bolton, Rachel Brice, and Aly Kat

Aly Kat & Zoe Jakes

Aly Kat & Zoe Jakes

Aly Kat with Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Kalae Kaina & Shakti Dance Movement, and the rest of the performers from the 2016 Kalani Retreat Center Hafla.

Aly Kat with Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Kalae Kaina & Shakti Dance Movement, and the rest of the performers from the 2016 Kalani Retreat Center Hafla.