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ROBD Studio - Danza Del Ventre

Classes Taught at the ROBD Studio are composed of many different styles: Middle Eastern routines, Modern, Fusions, Bollywood, as well as folkloric dances of Oriental world and much more! They are taught to take a student from a beginner level to an advanced dancer.

ROBD Studio teaches the fundamentals of Belly Dance. We help new, intermediate and advanced students reach new levels of learning and achievements. We are located in the county of San Diego within the city of Chula Vista. Our studio is located in the Eastlake area.


Nataliya Saborio Professional Belly Dancer and Studio Director

Meet Nataliya, an international, award-winning belly dance performer, instructor, and event producer. She is the owner and director of ROBD studio, currently and for the last 11 years residing in beautiful San Diego County.

Her strong dance background started with 8 years of training under Martha Georgiyevna Kyrokozova, the prominent Ukrainian choreographer from Alchevsk, Ukraine. Performing in “Solnyshko,” the youth dance collective (Lugansk), she developed a strong affection for classic ballet and folkloric routines, as well as gained her first group performer experience. She was a leading dancer for a number of years.

At the same time while she was working towards her dream to getting a teacher degree. Lugansk Teacher’s Training (Pedagogical) University has provided well rounded, 5 years educational program that allowed her to become a true professional in the field. Nataliya got her Master’s Degree in teaching, with a specialty in Russian and English languages and foreign literature. She continued her career as an educator. 

In 2006 Nataliya was introduced to the art of Raqs Sharki, Arabic Dance. The very first class she took from Irina Shaporenko ( Lugansk, Ukraine) had a major influence on her decision to continue and stay an active trainee and performer for the years after in the collective created by Irina Shaporenko. Currently, “Raisan” studio, Ukraine.

She stayed a successful, competitive dancer in Ukraine till 2009, when she departed for the USA. The number of her victories as part of the group in regional competitions gave her the strength and courage to continue as a soloist dancer.

She did not wait long as her first soloist win came quickly. She was placed first in Improvisation category, 2008 ( “The Pearl of East”), and she got second in Classic Egyptian 2010 (“ The Pearl of East,” Lugansk, Ukraine).

Nataliya’s latest achievements are the Belly Dancer of the Universe, Global, 2022,  2nd place Props category, and Belly Dancer of the Universe, Regional, 2022, Gold in Creative category. South of California.

In 2011 she established her first dance studio in Chula Vista, San Diego County. The studio quickly grew and became successful by offering a variety of belly dance classes, workshops, and taking part in presentations, productions and competitions.

The studio grew as a recognized industry leader in teaching the art of Arabic Dance, Classic Egyptian, Egyptian and Non-Egyptian Folklore, as well as Fusion Belly Dance.

Now Nataliya continues her career and welcomes all lovers of Middle Eastern dance to her studio to share space in the spirit of dance. Her classes are designed for students of all levels, ages, shapes, and genders, as well as provides personalized tutorials for competitive dancers.

Nataliya speaks English and Russian.

Meet Ana Castro - Belly Dance Instructor

Ana Castro ROBD Belly Dance InstructorAna Castro is a certified dance instructor at ROBD Studios. 

Please, meet Ana Castro, “Beginning Belly Dance” and Belly Dance Group Improvisation ROBD studio instructor!

Ana began her belly dance training in 2008 and has studied many styles: Raqs Sharki with Nataliya, American Tribal Style®, Classic American Orientale, and BlackSheep Belly Dance. As a solo performer, Ana is a Fusion Belly Dancer drawing on her extensive training among these styles for performances that are inviting, creative, and quite often improvised!

Ana’s accomplishments include:

  • Gypsy Caravan, Teacher Training Level One (2014) and Collective Soul Certified Level 2 (2016)
  • Veda Sereem’s Quality of Belly Dancing, Level V and Teaching License (2016)
  • General Skills for American Tribal Style® (2018)
  • BlackSheep BellyDance Levels 1-3 and Teaching Certification (2018)

In 2019 Ana became a teacher for ROBD where she teaches Beginning Belly Dance Technique and Belly Dance Group Improv. She strives to offer classes where people feel welcome and supported to grow as dancers while having fun in the process!

Ana speaks English and Spanish.

Meet Maribel Rosales - Adult Ballet Instructor:

Maribel started dancing in 1988 at Chula Vista High School's Creative and Performing Arts Program. She continues to dance and has also performed and choreographed at Southwestern College.

Maribel taught choreography and dance basics to elementary school students as a teacher in the visual and performing arts program at Mendoza Elementary School for seven years. She danced at Academy of Performing Arts in San Diego and Grossmont College, as well as participated in Dance and Movement workshops for Educators at Chapman University and San Diego State University.

She is Certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).

Maribel dance styles:

  • Ballet
  • Lyrical
  • Jazz
  • Modern
  • Tap
  • Belly dance
  • Musical theater.

Maribel speaks English and Spanish.

    She enjoys all genres of dance and loves lyrical and ballet the most. She is very excited to teach ballet technique and barre.

      Studio Location:
      Chula Vista, California Studio
      871 Harold Place Suite 201
      Chula Vista, CA 91914

      Phone Number
      (619) 816-2461

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