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 and Dancers (ISAMETD), having served in the past as Vice President and President and currently completing the 8th year as Newsletter Editor.  Served on the Board of Directors for ISAMETD during each term listed above.  Currently director of the Bare Bones Belly Dance program at the Morton Community Center in West Lafayette, Indiana, and of its student troupe, Troupe Oasis.  The program provides classes in basic Middle Eastern styles and technique, choreography classes, and basic drum classes.