Live Tarab Retreat Trio with Travis Jarrell's visionary verbal and physical interpretations. This is a limited enrollment class that bonded last season, however there are a few spots available: contact Meg York if you want to see if this experience is a good fit.
Travis Fontaine Jarrell's dance background includes extensive Western classical and modern training, North Indian Kathak, American clogging, Flamenco, as well as classical and folkloric Central Asian dance from Uzbekistan.
She began her study of Middle Eastern dance in 1971, and during her 45 + years of teaching and performing, she was privileged to study with such excellent artists as Jamila Salimpour, Serena Wilson, Morocco, Bert Balladine, Dahlena, Ibrahim Farrah, and many others. Travis has also been a participant at many Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camps, and is a favorite solo dance artist with clarinetists Souren Baronian, Stuart Mennen, and of course, Meg York.
Travis was introduced to Central Asian dance in 1989 by Laurel Victoria Gray,
and in 1992 was invited to Bukhara, Uzbekistan, to live and perform with Mohy-
Sitora Folklore Ensemble. She also studied classical Uzbek dance in Tashkent with
the acclaimed Akilov family.
In 1996 Travis and Laurel Gray collaborated to produce Central Asian Dance Camp, a summer dance program for the study of Uzbek and Persian dance. Travis' solo dance concerts, presented in the US and in Europe, have included classical and folkloric Uzbek and Middle Eastern dance, as well as her own original creative works. She is a founding Artist in Residence of Tarab Retreat
Travis currently resides in Cookeville, Tennessee and teaches dance in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as on online.