Egyptian Belly Dance and Brazilian Samba
Stella, Egyptian Style Belly Dancer, is a dynamic entertainer with a pure soul and a captivating stage presence. Through fluidity of movement and vibrant, glamorous costuming her exquisite show will enchant your audience. With a background in Classical Ballet and Jazz, Stella is a powerful dancer who by the age of seventeen had won three National Championships and was awarded the title “Dance Star” by the United Dance Association.
After years of studying under world-renowned choreographers, she perfected many dance forms including Egyptian Belly Dance, Persian Dance, Brazilian Samba, Fosse Jazz and Burlesque. Her career has taken her all over the Nation and World. Starting in New York City, she trained and performed the Fosse style of Jazz with Broadway Star Anne Reinking. She then became assistant choreographer and dancer for Akubra Contemporary Ballet Company in Los Angeles. Her early projects included choreographing HBO's "Pretty Things" and performing for Michael Jackson. She then toured the world with Imagine Nation and later landed a lead spot in the Vegas-Style revue for Sandcastle, Saipan.
Once back in LA, she Belly Danced with the award-winning Lotus Dance Company for six years, gracing the stages and appearing in numerous music videos with Persian Pop artists including Mansour and Leila Forouhar. She then set her sights on Las Vegas, dancing in the famous staged show "Erocktica" at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Finally, she launched her solo Belly Dance career and has been performing at weddings, private parties, restaurants and in various staged shows including "King King Folies" in Hollywood where she performed the Dance of the Seven Veils.
Stella has also been teaching Dance Classes to all ages for many years and is available for Private Lessons or Workshops. She is currently accepting solo gigs and also bookings for the "Copacabana Samba Show", the Brazilian Samba troupe she works with.
Stella can provide a multitude of styles and props for any occasion. Her show may include Gold Isis Wings, Zills, Candles, Sword, Shamedan with real fire, Veil, Cane, or the extravagant authentic feathered Samba costuming. It's your choice. Stella is down to earth with a good attitude, happy to accommodate any request.
Bellydance Classes / Teaching:
Stella teaches Belly Dance Fusion (open level), Private Lessons and Workshops in Canoga Park, California.
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