Nasila began dancing and performing at the age of five, exploring tap, ballet, contemporary dance, and show choir. She was introduced to Middle Eastern dance, or "belly dance," in 2002 and was instantly smitten. Her amazing teachers and mentors include Zahra Zuhair, Jenna, Fahtiem, Aleya, and dozens of other talented Los Angeles-based and international instructors, and she recently traveled to Egypt to further her training.
Nasila has appeared in local restaurants including Moun of Tunis and Dar Maghreb, and danced for many local clients, including Mayor Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles. As a local dancer and teacher, and co-founder of Los Angeles belly dance resource LARaqs.com, Nasila shares the endless benefits of raqs sharqi and strives to impart some of the beauty that emerges through the interpretation of rich Middle Eastern music. She has been invited to dance before international oriental dance stars including Tito, Diana Tarkhan, Karim Nagi, and Leila of Cairo, has danced with master percussionists and other brilliant local musicians.
Taking delight in every aspect of this amazing dance and its
ancient cultures, Nasila brings a passion for Arabic music,
and heart-felt love of dance to her performances.
Some of you may be aware that I have been doing lots of Art and Art related projects over the past few years. In fact, I now sign my name Penny Lee StewArt!
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