Members

Meet the members of Belly Dance Network!  Have an upcoming event that you would like to have a belly dancer?  Contact them today!

Shea Alexa

Portland, OR, USA

Shea Alexa is a lifelong performer, starting with music during her childhood, and in the last 5 years has been performing, teaching, and studying oriental dance. Shea teaches weekly classes, workshops and performs in nightclubs weekly in Portland, Oregon.

Nazaneen

Seattle, WA, USA

Nazaneen is a multi-faceted and internationally acclaimed dancer specializing in raqs sharqi (belly dance), pan-Arabic folk dances as well as Persian folk and classical dance. She has over 15 years of experience as a show-stopping performer, entertainer and educator.

Luiza

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Luiza is a hybrid-style bellydancer trained in tribal fusion and American Cabaret bellydance. The dual training has molded Luiza into an artistic and captivating dancer, fusing sharp and precise isolations with show-stopping, dynamic, and lyrical movements. Constantly seeking balance in her own life, Luiza’s dancing mimics the complex duality of nature.

Malia

Battle Ground, WA, USA

Featured in local, national, and international publications including The Seattle Times, The Belly Dance Chronicles, King 5 News, and Belly Dance Japan, Malia Christina is the consummate performing artist. A sought-after performer, instructor, and producer, Malia strives to elevate the art of raqs sharqi by promoting excellence and professionalism in the field, while maintaining the fun and playful nature of belly dance.

Rahel

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Rahel is a full time dancer, dance teacher and yoga teacher. She began dancing in 2002 and has since become her own mobile dance school, the director of the Helwa Dancers, the producer of her annual showcase Ya Helwa, and one of the most sought after teachers and solo Raqs Sharqi acts in BC.

Elise

Portland, OR, USA

Elise is a theatrical fusion bellydancer from beautiful Portland, OR. She is a founding member and former President of the Portland Bellydance Guild, a principal dancer in the Allegro Dance Company, a founding Dance Ambassador with Dance Wire PDX (2017), and executive producer of JamBallah NW,