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 Middle Eastern dance as more and more people get acquainted with its health benefits and enchanted by its beauty. She is a recipient of the 2012 Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant for Ethnic and Folk Arts and is certified in Group Fitness by the AFAA and Adult CPR/AED