As a child, I always wanted to be a dancer. I didn’t know what style or what form, but I always loved to dance. Nearly 20 years ago, I decided to take a bellydance class at Serena Studios in New York, and my life was forever changed. Since that time I have studied various forms of dance ranging from Classical Indian (Bharat Natyam and Kuchipudi), Latin Jazz, to my current obsession, Pole Fitness. I am also co-creator and dance director for the music and dance ensemble, Zikrayat. Zikrayat is an Arab music and dance group inspired by the “golden age” of Egyptian musical cinema (the 1940’s-60’s). For more on that project check out: