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Amara Dances, PhD

Amara is one of the most versatile dancers in the United States as her repertory includes traditional and experimental improvisations and choreographies.


She has trained in numerous dance and movement forms, including belly dance, various Middle Eastern folk dances, Modern improvisation, Post-modern dance, Pilates, Yoga, Tango, Bharata Natyam, and Ballet.


Amara has been the head dancer at many nightclubs and restaurants in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Austin and has been featured in over 15 commercial Middle Eastern dance videos.


She has taught accredited courses at UCLA, UCR, and Cal Poly Pomona and currently teaches on-going Beginning through Professional level Middle Eastern dance classes and workshops.


In addition to teaching and performing, Amara is the Executive Producer of the Austin Belly Dance Convention, Producer of EEMED shows, the Director of Ya Helewa! Dance Company, and Co-Producer of X-MED workshops.


Amara has a PhD in Dance History and Theory (UCR), a BA in Ethnomusicology (FSU), and worked towards an MA and MFA in Dance (UCLA).



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