Welcome! I am a professional performing artist, teacher, and dance ethnologist from the San Francisco bay area. My specialties include women’s and sacred dances from the Middle East and Silk Road; including Arabic, Persian, Central Asian, and Romani dance.
I teach weekly technique classes in Persian and Middle-Eastern dance (belly dance and regional folk dances), coach private clients, perform for events, offer specialty workshops, and give educational presentations highlighting the dance artistry, cultural context, history and spiritual philosophy of the regions I specialize in.
A lover of beauty and believer in the arts as a vital expression of our spiritual and human condition, I am equally passionate about fostering cross-cultural curiosity and a deeper understanding of the achievements and contributions of world cultures to our human legacy.
Taking the perspective that we are ever-evolving as individuals, cultures, and as a species, my work through dance performance and education engages the heart, mind, and body so that we may increase our capacity to live more joyful, healthy, and compassionate lives.
If you are interested in my work please send me a message. I would love to hear from you.