New Promotional Photos

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

New Promotional Photos

I desperately needed some new promo images to show off some new costumes and my current look. I decided to give photography a try myself because I love taking pictures. I set up a photo studio in my living room and used a camera remote to take the pictures.  I consider these the ultimate selfies! They’re not perfect (the white balance is off on some of them), but they’ll do for now. What do you...

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Oasis at Beer Durham in June

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Oasis at Beer Durham in June

I was delighted to be asked to perform at the June 18 Oasis event at Beer Durham. Beer Durham is a craft beer store in downtown Durham and monthly belly dance events are currently being organized by Sonya. I was one of four dancers that night–Natalie, Sonya and Emily being the other dancers. There was a great crowd and everyone had a great time! It’s a great new venue for dancers who want to perform in an intimate environment. It’s a monthly event that happens the...

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Geektastic Belly Dance Show Student Performance

Posted on May 1, 2015

Geektastic Belly Dance Show Student Performance

I was honored to perform with my students at the Geektastic show in Durham on April 18. Here is a description of the piece from the program so that you know what is going on here: “The Queen Who Would be King” – Andalee is a professional belly dancer based in Durham, NC. She is joined by students Alex, Heather and Mariel. Her piece tonight is inspired by her recent trip to Egypt. It tells the story of Hatshepsut, one of the few female pharaohs who rose to...

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Photos from Undulation Nouveau on March 31, 2015

Posted on May 1, 2015

Photos from Undulation Nouveau on March 31, 2015

What a great Undulation Nouveau! I performed my first baladi progression and I think it went really well. Too bad there isn’t video, but here are lots of pictures from Karl Ulrich, Heather Kolaya-Spealman and Josh Edwards. Thanks y’all! Come on out to the next Undulation Nouveau on May 26 at Fullsteam Brewery in downtown Durham.  Photo by Kolaya Photography Photo by Kolaya Photography Photo by Kolaya Photography Photo by Kolaya Photography Photo by Kolaya...

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Workshop with Fathiem

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

Workshop with Fathiem

Last weekend I had to opportunity to study with Fathiem from California. I had taken her workshops in 2009 and I really enjoyed her teaching style. She is so approachable and kind, and has amazing technique and skills. The workshop topics were: Articulation and Layering Techniques: Explore the effective use of body articulation and its application to music. How to keep yourself interested in your “own” dance. Timing – Creating drama with creative use of music TAXIM –...

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