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.
- 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
- 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|
|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: NCBellydance.org 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.
Updated May 4, 2015