Andalee is an Oriental dancer (belly dancer) who performs and teaches regularly in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Her primary belly dance passion is Egyptian dance, although she has had much training in American Cabaret style.

Services Offered

  • Belly dance classes for large or small groups
  • Belly dance workshops for beginners
  • Private belly dance lessons
  • Custom choreography creation for groups or solos
  • Belly dance performances for parties, corporate functions, community events, and any other type of private event
  • Belly dance shows with more than one dancer – student-level to professional-level
  • Entertainment at wedding receptions, wedding showers and bachelorette parties
  • Entertainment at restaurants and nightclubs
Dance Instruction

  • 2012-Present – Instructor – beginning belly dance, advanced beginning belly dance, intermediate belly dance, and mixed-level belly dance, Durham, NC
  • 2009-2013 – Director and Choreographer, The Nightingales Student Troupe
  • 2008-2011 – Ninth Street Dance, Durham, NC – Beginning belly dance and Mother/Daughter belly dance
  • 2008 – Moving Mantra Yoga Studio, Raleigh, NC – Beginning belly dance
  • 2007 – Substitute teacher for Sadiya and Leigh Brown – adult beginners and children’s classes

Belly Dance Workshops





March 2015 Fathiem Mooresville Articulation and Layering Techniques, Timing, Taxim, and Fahtiem’s Fabulous Tips
January 2015 Ashraf Kodak Cairo Nubian Dance (private lesson)
January 2015 Yasmina of Cairo Cairo Baladi and Modern Cairo Style (private lesson)
July 2014 Dream Camp with Aziza and Bozenka Montreal, Quebec A week-long intensive belly dance week with Aziza and Bozenka
February 2014 Karim Nagi Greensboro Essential Tahteeb & Assaya and Musicality for Dancers
January 2014 Emily Beaman Morrisville Tribaret Choreography
March 2013 Bozenka Fayetteville Master Class
September 2012 Lisa Zahiya Morrisville Drum Solo Techniques
August 2012 Sara Beaman and Deirdre Morrisville Safe and Effective Teaching Practices
March 2012 Aziza Mooreseville Veil Choreography, Combinations & Fluidity in Transitions, and Choreography & Technique
March 2012 Bozenka Cary The Bozenka Experience: Master Class
November 2011 Amani Jabril Cary Hot & Fresh: Tasty Beirut Beats, Egyptian Master Class, and Raq’n the Cane
September 2011 Ahava Fayetteville Drum Solo Choreography and Melaya Leff Choreography
September 2011 Mahmoud Reda Atlanta, GA Egyptian Choreography, Combinations & Drills, and Musharat Choreography
March 2011 Bozenka Raleigh Reaching New Heights and Classical Egyptian Technique and Combinations
February 2011 Amani Jabril Cary Hot Tasty Cairo Combos
October 2010 Deirdre Raleigh Musicality and Interpretations of Musical Instruments
September 2010 Ansuya Raleigh Fast and Exciting Entrance Choreography and Dramatic and Edgy Choreography
May 2010 Mohamed Shahin Durham Modern Oriental Choreography and Khaleegi Choreography
April 2010 Souhail Kaspar Durham Egyptian Rhythm and Movement for Raks Sharki
March 2010 Bozenka Raleigh Classical Egyptian Technique & Combinations, Flow-Graceful Arms & Hands, and Reaching New Heights
June 2009 Tamalyn Dallal Raleigh Oriental Choreography, Beladi Style Workshop, and Master Class
April 2009 Souhail Kaspar Durham Egyptian Rhythm and Movement for Raks Sharki
March 2009 Hannan Sultan Durham Saidi Cane Dance: Raks al Assaya
February 2009 Fathiem Raleigh Musicality, Taxsim and Combinations
November 2008 Hannan Sultan Durham Vivacious Veils
November 2008 Ava Fleming Asheville Isolations & Technique
July 2008 Bozenka Charlotte Egyptian Style and Graceful Arms and Hands
June 2008 Hannan Sultan Durham Yummy Combos
March 2008 Aisha Ali Raleigh Folk dances such as Persian Motreb dance, Ouled Naïl and Egyptian Ghawazee
Dec 2007 Amara Al Amir Raleigh Intensive Veils A-Z
Sept 2007 Blue Moon Dance Company Apex Finger symbols intensive
August 2007 Aziza Winston-Salem Conditioning for a dancer’s body, drum solo technique, traveling steps, and improvisational technique
June 2007 Morocco Asheville Choreography, finger symbols, Romany and Tunisian technique, and historic lecture
Aug 2006 Katia Winston-Salem Dance dynamics and choreography

Belly Dance Training





June 2014 Hannan Sultan Durham Technique and combinations
April – June 2011 Hannan Sultan Durham Advanced technique and choreography
February – March 2011 Asiya Durham Private lessons on Egyptian technique
May – July 2010 Deirdre Durham Advanced Veil
February 2009 Asyia Raleigh Veil Choreography
March – November 2008 Deirdre Durham Advanced
July – Sept 2008 Hannan Sultan Durham Challenging (Advanced)
Sept 2005 – Dec 2007 Leigh Johnson Durham Beginner and intermediate
Jan – June 2007 Gozde Hilal Chapel Hill Intermediate and advanced expressions
May 2006 – March 2007 Sharifa Asmar Chapel Hill/Durham Beginner and intermediate
Summer 2006 Haala Cary Intermediate
June 2005 – Dec 2006 Aziza Fadwa Carrboro Beginner and intermediate


Association of Central Carolina Middle Eastern Dancers, member
Khâhari Belly Dance Collaborative, founding member

Triangle Belly Dance Scholarship Fund, administrator and founding partner

Notable Dance Performances

  • April 18, 2015: Geektastic: An Evening of Geeky Bellydance. PSI Theater, Durham, NC
  • February 5, 2015: Oasis: Belly Dance at Beer Durham. Durham, NC.
  • July 11, 2014: Aziza’s Dream Camp Hafla. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • May 17, 2014: Andalee’s Student Hafla. Durham, NC.
  • May 9, 2014: Elon University Global Education Fair. Elon, NC.
  • January 11, 2014: World In Motion’s New Year’s Gala Show. Durham, NC. Andalee performed with Seher.
  • July 6, 2013: Festival for the Eno. Durham, NC. Andalee performed with her students.
  • April 27, 2013:  5th Annual National Dance Week event hosted by Triangle Youth Ballet.   Chapel Hill, NC.
  • March 27, 2013: NCCU’s 1st Annual Women’s Empowerment Symposium. Durham, NC.
  • January 26, 2013: Blue Moon Dance Company Flashback Hafla. Durham, NC. Andalee performed with the Nightingales.
  • August 25, 2012: Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, Downtown Cary, NC.
  • July 21, 2012:  Golden Genies Belly Dance Benefit for the Durham Center for Senior Life, Durham, NC.
  • July 7, 2012: Festival for the Eno. West Point on the Eno, Durham, NC
  • April 28, 2012: Spring Daze Festival. Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary, NC
  • April 21, 2012: Andalee’s Student Hafla. Durham, NC
  • March 16, 2012: Pyramid Road Opening Show. Mooresville, NC
  • November 12, 20011: 10th Annual Fundraiser Gala Show Starring Amani Jabril. Apex NC
  • September 17, 2011: Fayetteville Dance & Music Festival Featuring Ahava. Fayetteville, NC
  • August 27, 2011: Say So Long to Summer Hafla presented by Blue Moon Dance Company, Durham, NC. Andalee performed with Khahari.
  • July 16, 2011: Golden Genies Hafla and Benefit, Durham Center for Senior Life, Durham, NC
  • March 14, 2011: Mirage of the Oasis II featuring Bozenka
  • February 26, 2011: Third Annual Winter Solstice with Amani Jabril. Cary, NC.
  • December 5, 2010: Ninth Street Dance Studio Instructor Showcase. Andalee performed with the Nightingales.
  • October 2, 2010: NCBellydance.Org Fundraiser. Andalee performed with the Khâhari Belly Dance Collaborative. Durham, NC.
  • September 11, 2010: Caba-ribal-usion Showcase featuring Ansuya. Raleigh, NC
  • August 21, 2010: ACCMED presents Carolina Casbah. Carrboro, NC
  • June 18, 2010: Andalee’s Birthday Bash at Mosaic hosted by Amara al Amir and the Belly Dance of Raleigh Meetup Socials. Raleigh, NC.
  • May 1, 2010: Andalee’s Student Hafla. Durham, NC
  • April 17, 2010: Middle Eastern Music & Belly Dance Show featuring live drumming by Souhail Kaspar. Raleigh, NC.
  • March 13, 2010: Mirage of the Oasis Professional Belly Dance Performance. Raleigh, NC.
  • November 14, 2009: Blue Moon Dance Company proudly presents The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research Benefit Workshop and Show. RTP (Durham), NC.
  • August 29, 2009: Ninth Street Dance Instructor Showcase. Durham, NC.
  • August 22, 2009: Carolina Casbah! An event featuring Triangle belly dance professionals. Apex, NC.
  • June 27, 2009: 40 Days & 1001 Nights Dance Show with Tamalyn Dallal. Raleigh, NC.
  • February 27, 2009: Shimmy South Dance Party, Raleigh, NC‎. Andalee performed with Khâhari.
  • January 3, 2009: Jewels of the Triangle: Belly Dance Gala and Fundraiser presented by The Khahari Belly Dance Collaborative and the Happy Hips Dance Troupe. Raleigh, NC.
  • September 6, 2008: Two Cents of Hope Fundraiser, Raleigh, NC. Andalee performed with Khâhari.
For a complete list of performances, please click here.

Dance Videos


Updated May 4, 2015