Barushka is a "Fusion" Belly Dancer and Performance Artist. She started studying traditional Belly Dance in 1996, and then Tribal Belly dance in 2001. Barushka was a member of the Alchemy Tribal Collective in NYC, and was also a former, First Tear member of PURE in NYC. She was the co-founder of the Tribal Fusion Troupe The Bleeding Hearts Belly Dance Co. and now is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dreamtime Belly Dance. Barushka has studied Old World Folkloric Belly Dance, traditional sword and floor work, as well as Bhangrah, Flamenco, Tunesian, African, Salsa, Swing, Butoh, Hip Hop and Breakdance to name a few. Her instructors included Carolena Nericcio of Fat Chance Belly Dance, Paulette Rees-Denis of Gypsy Caravan, Suhaila Salimpour, Heather Stants of Urban Tribal, Jill Parker of Ultra Gypsy, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes and Mardi Love of the Indigo to name but a few. Barushka’s combination of dance forms makes up her specific style of Fusion Belly Dance which blends Classical Indian, Cabaret, Modern, Flamenco, Modern & Hip Hop. She teaches in Kingston, NY.