I have had a complex relationship with my body since I was a pre-teen. I have had highs and lows, periods of strength and injury, and times when I'd lost all hope of feeling fulfilled with myself and comfortable in my skin.
When I began my own belly dance journey in 1993 I found something that was truly liberating. Something that resonated in my body and soul.
The more I learned about this dance and the culture from which it comes, the more I saw that this is a dance for everyone: younger or older, taller or shorter, thin or robust. There are no limits to who can belly dance.
I have been a belly dance instructor since 2003 and am a certified Datura Style™ instructor. I have also received certificates of completion in the first two levels of DanceCraft training with ambitions to take that further.
Though my emphasis is on fusion style belly dance, I have also studied the folkloric dances of the Arab world that evolved into what we know today as belly dance and I always seek to dance and to teach from a place of appreciation and respect of the source cultures.
When I dance, I feel strong, capable, content, and connected. When I dance, I love myself. I'd like to share that feeling with you, no matter who you are or what your story is.