Michael Baxter

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Michael Baxter

Michael Baxter has been working with computers since he was nine, imprinted by a July 4, 1969 viewing of "2001: A Space Odyssey." He's also an experienced photographer who uses GNU/Linux for photo processing. Michael was more recently imprinted by the "Belly Dance Vortex," this time apparently on July 4, 2004 when he met Michelle Joyce in the photo studio. Since then he's met many new wonderful friends in the dance community and has taken over 80,000 studio and festival belly dance photographs.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Michael Baxter

  • Michael's Photos of the Belly Dancer of the Year 2009 Award Winners
    Some photos are linked to larger images. Additional troupe member names wanted!
  • Michael's Spring 2009 Photo Spread
    Aazura, Adriana, Ahava, Alimah, Andrea, Claudia, Eve, Kashmir Isis, Katherina, Khalila, Maria, Meissoun, Michelle Joyce, Mychelle, Nadira, Nanna, Nicole, Sandra, Shoshanna, Summer, Surreyya, Crystal, Tabitha, Zaheea
  • Mina's 1001 Arabian Nights
    1001 Arabian Nights started with asking several of the community troupe directors and teachers I’ve known over the year if they would like to create a show with me. They all seemed very excited about the prospect of doing something "different" in the dance community.
  • The North Valley Belly Dance Competition- 2007
    Held on November 10, 2007, in Oroville, California, event produced by Carolee and David Tamori. It was an exciting contest, covering five categories: Novices, Intermediates, Troupe dancers, Solos and Live Solos. Live music was provided by Doug Adam's amazing Light Rain.
  • Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2007 Sunday Photos
    Event produced by Leea. The competition for the Finalists.
  • Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2007 Saturday Photos
    Saturday's contest includes Troupes, Duo/Trios, Grand Dancer, and Preliminaries for Solo's, Finals will be on the Sunday Photo spread
  • Sunday Photos PAGE 2-Carnival of Stars
    Event Sponsors Alexandria and Latifa November 11 & 12, 2006 Centennial Hall, Hayward, California
  • Sunday Photos PAGE 1-Carnival of Stars
    Event Sponsors Alexandria and Latifa November 11 & 12, 2006 Centennial Hall, Hayward, California (panel discussion and Sunday photos PAGE 2 yet to come...)
  • The Costume Contest
    Event Sponsors Alexandria and Latifa November 11 & 12, 2006 Centennial Hall, Hayward, California
  • Saturday Photos -Carnival of Stars Bellydance & Comic Book Convention & Costume Contest
    Event Sponsors Alexandria and Latifa November 11 & 12, 2006 Centennial Hall, Hayward, California (Costume contest, panal discussion and Sunday photos yet to come...)
  • Queen of the Bay Bellydance show and Competition
    Event Sponsored by Shabnam and Maurice in Oakland, California.
  • Adventures in Turkey 2006
    I am not exaggerating when I say that Sandra actually threw herself into Bella's arms and wept when she first laid eyes on her
  • Photographic Review of the 33rd Annual Bellydancer of the Year Pageant
    This show has some wonderful traditions.
  • A Photographer's View, The North Valley Competition 2005
    It was an exciting contest, covering five categories: Novices, Intermediates, Troupe dancers, Solos and Live Solos. Live music was provided by the amazing Light Rain.
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