Author Archives: Melissa



Location: Atlanta, GA Bio: Sabeeya, owner of Glow Dance and Fitness Studios, has belly dancing since 2006. In addition to teaching her own unique blend of tribal-fusion and cabaret, she also teaches Bollywood and Bhangra-style dances, as well as Spanish-fusion dances. Sabeeya has danced in restaurants, shows, competitions, weddings, corporate celebrations, private lessons, community and cultural events and more. She [...] Continue reading >



Location: Long Island Bio: Kirah is a multi-award winning Long Island belly dancer & event host. Fun and playful, this dynamically xpressive dancer is quickly becoming a rising star of bellydance. ​Though she is still developing her own unique and soulful style, you will want to keep your eye on her to see what new, fun and exciting surprises she [...] Continue reading >



Location: West Lafayette, IN Bio: Dancing since 1974.  Former member and head choreographer of the troupe Raks al Sehr from the late 1970s through the mid 1990s.  Instructor since 1976.  Studied with Pat Koots (Kokomo), Charmaine (Chicago) and Dahlena (Evanston), and with many others in seminars throughout the past 4 decades.  Member of Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers [...] Continue reading >



Location: Champaign, IL Bio: Shyama began her study of belly dance in January 2012, after being mesmerized by gypsy-style belly dancers at several renaissance faires. She started by taking classes at the Urbana Park District under the instruction of the spectacular Cindi Adkins. Shyama quickly caught on to the intricate moves involved in belly dance, and always wanted to learn [...] Continue reading >

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Location: Providence Rhode Island. Bio: Formally of THE GODDESS COYLE. I’ve been dancing for 12 years, teaching for 8. Over the years, I’ve learned so many wonderful things. This dance brought me on a journey I never expected. I’m an artist, and love to teach theatrical dance. Connecting with the audience on a spiritual level is one of the most [...] Continue reading >



Location: Birmingham, AL Bio: Sumaya is a professional Egyptian style belly dancer in the Birmingham area. She has been entertaining at Arabic and Indian themed weddings for over 10 years. Sumaya also performs for bridal showers, birthday parties, and girls’ night outs. Sumaya is a member of Zivah Saphirah Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, and performs at various civic functions in [...] Continue reading >



Location: Long Island/Suffolk County Bio: Orientale/Egyptian Style Dancer/Instructor/Performer/Intermediate Tabla Drummer: Studied Belly Dancing since 1980′s, Performs as a soloist, and troupe dancer at Festivals,, Restaurants, Charitable events, Adult Facilities, Weddings, Bachelorette Parties, Birthday Parties,and Teen Parties, and is available for your special event. Also, Catherina is a Intermediate Tabla Drummer, and is familiar with Middle Eastern music and its rhythms, [...] Continue reading >


Location: Harker Heights,Tx Bio: Egyptian style belly dancing. I’ve been teaching about ten years in Killeen, Temple, and Harker Heights. I am the current president of Central Tx Bellydancing Association for three years. I have a dance troupe for intermediate and advance classes.They are know as Maidens of Mystery. Each of the ladies are awesome!


Phaedra Darwish

  Location: Chicago Bio: Having a more traditional background in instrumental and vocal music and Western dance styles, Phaedra Darwish fell into bellydance after studying different types of ethnic dance from bachata to Bollywood here in Chicago, and was mesmerized by it.  She now regularly performs and teaches workshops and classes in Chicago, hoping to spread enthusiasm and respect for [...] Continue reading >