Austin, TX 78704
Amara is one of the most versatile Middle Eastern dancers. She is well known for her entertaining and dynamic American belly dance style that is interspersed with sword, veil, double veil, and zil work. She is equally skilled in many staged folk dances including raqs al-assaya and debke. Amara’s experimental Middle Eastern dance is on the cutting edge and is perhaps the most varied out there with each work looking and feeling dramatically different.
She has held long-term performing engagements at many nightclubs and restaurants in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Austin, and has been highlighted in over 15 commercial videos, including IAMED, BD-TV, and EEMED.
Amara has taught accredited courses at UCLA, UCR, and Cal Poly Pomona and currently teaches on-going dance studio and lecture classes.
In addition, Amara is the Director of Ya Helewa! Dance Company, Producer of EEMED shows, and Co-Producer of X-MED workshops.
Amara holds a degree in Music History and Literature and a certificate in Ethnomusicology from FSU and worked towards an M.F.A and M.A. in Dance Ethnology at UCLA. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at UC Riverside's PhD program in Dance History and Theory.
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