Experience the joy of belly dance with Andalee. The name Andalee is a derivative of Andalib, which means nightingale. In the Persian poem, the Conference of the Birds, the nightingale represents the lover. Andalee is a lover of Middle Eastern dance and music. Through her movements you’ll discover layers of passion, love, joy, sorrow, musicality and fluidity–much like the layers of a nightingale’s song.
Andalee is grateful to her teachers in the Triangle Area, including her first teacher Aziza Fadwa, who taught her muscle control and the understated beauty of belly dance; Deirdre, her current mentor; and Asyia, Sharifa Asmar, Leigh Brown, and Hannan Sultan. Additionally, Andalee continues to take many workshops with nationally and internationally renowned performers and instructors, to keep her dance technique fresh and to expand her knowledge of the many styles of Middle Eastern dance. For more information on Andalee’s belly dance training, please view her resume.
Now a teacher, Andalee hopes to share the love of the dance with others. Her mission is to promote Oriental Dance (aka belly dance) as a respected and valid performance art. View her class schedule for more information. Andalee directs and choreographs a student troupe, the Nightingales, which performs at student recitals, halfas, stage shows and other community events. Interested in having the Nightingales come to your event? Contact Andalee for availability.
Andalee belongs to the Association of Central Carolina Middle Eastern Dancers and is a member of the North Carolina Dance Alliance. Andalee is also a member of the Khâhari Belly Dance Collaborative troupe based in Chapel Hill, NC. The name, Khâhari is Persian for sisterhood and this three-woman ensemble is truly a sisterly group. They work together on choreograhies for solos and group dances. Other members of the group are Seher and Milagros.
Andalee has some belly dance stuff for sale. Check it out!