About Us

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Our Story

Belly Dance Network began with an online event directory & a single workshop in Portland, OR, USA in 2017.

Today our mission is to give belly dancers all around the world a platform to get their art seen.

We are regularly attending festivals around the world, so keep an eye out for our founder.... you might just see her!

Meet the Founder

Amanda (me)


For 10 years, Amanda has been studying the art of belly dance.  She began her training in Orlando, FL & now resides in Portland, OR. In 2015, she began traveling regularly to attend workshops from teachers including Alla Kushnir, Ahmed Hussien, Marta Korzun, Jillina, & many more.  It was shortly after this time that the idea for Belly Dance Network was born.

Trained as an economist, she also knew at a young age that dance held her heart. After much experimentation, she found a way to turn her passion into a network. She now dedicates herself to connecting dancers, sharing content, making dance videos, and more. Stay tuned... big changes are coming!


Want to learn more? Connect with us on LinkedIn.