I am a belly dance performer, instructor, and choreographer with a joy for dance that I love to share. I am on staff at DanceGardenLA in Los Angeles, teaching Turkish Oriental style bellydance and beginner bellydance. I currently hold the title of Ms. Belly Dancer USA 2019. I am also the winner of the 2018 Hot Raqs Bellydance Competition in the Professional Cabaret Soloist Category. My teacher is Alexandra King, one of the artistic innovators that brought belly dance into American culture. I have been studying recently with Artemis Mourat, a legendary dancer and luminary instructor of Turkish-style Bellydance. Other notable dancers that I have studied with include Zahra Zuhair, Sahra Sa’eeda, Jillina Carlano, Aziza of Montreal, and Mercedes Nieto. I danced with Alexandra King's dance troupe, Seher, from 2009 to 2012, and performed with the University of California, Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble (MEE). I traveled with the MEE to Egypt in 2010, where we performed at the Cairo Opera House, Cairo University, and Cairo Library, and toured neighboring cities in the Nile Delta (Ismailia, Beni Suef, and Helwan). I specialize in Turkish Oriental and American Cabaret belly dance. Although my heritage is not Middle Eastern, I have a special place in my heart for Middle Eastern music, dance, and culture. If you book me for your event, everyone will be on their feet dancing.