Author Archives: jbakstudios

About jbakstudios

Generally speaking, is sunshine, butterflies, and crayons, covered in spikes and clad in black. ^_^ Photographer, Belly Dancer, Artist, Yogini, Shibari-ka, Silk-dyer, Geek, and Marshmallow wrangler.

Showcase week

Hello! Just popping in quickly to say that regularly scheduled posts will return next week. This is the final week leading up to the Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance yearly showcase, so I will be rehearsing and costuming all … Continue reading

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A Circus-themed Halloween Choreography

Back during the days when the Mystic Lotus troupe (run by Mylitta) had a yearly Halloween hafla, ladies from our studio (the Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance in Toledo, Ohio) would often make the trek up to Michigan to … Continue reading

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A look back: Jaclyn’s maternity session

Little baby Lyric just celebrated his first birthday! I can’t believe that little guy is a year old already. In honor of his birthday, here are portraits from Jaclyn’s maternity session (which we managed to squeeze in just in time!) … Continue reading

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My Favorite Toledo Burger Joint: Bar 145

I’m not really a burger person in general, I’m much more of a salad person or a Korean food person or Thai or Indian or…well, you get the idea. :) So when I do get a craving for a burger … Continue reading

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OWE, She, & Stage Names

Had so much fun with my dance sisters performing this past weekend at the Old West End Festival and at She ~ A Celebration of Women. :) First was the Old West End Festival from noon to one. I always … Continue reading

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From the Archives: 2011 Girlified Final Fantasy Red Mage

My friends and I are costumers and out of all of us, I would say that Amanda (a.k.a. Ayablue) is one of the most dedicated and talented out of the group. One of the things we like doing is taking … Continue reading

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From the archives: my first solo

From 2010, my first solo in the Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance yearly showcase (That year’s show was called “Evolutions”). The song is called “A Song of Storm and Fire” by Kaijura Yuki, from the Tsubasa Chronicles soundtrack and … Continue reading

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