Add fun and excitement to your party! A'isha is a professional Oriental-style belly dancer in the Kansas City area who will turn your party into a memorable, family friendly event! Her performances are sensual, as well as fun and engaging! Audience members has described her dance style as being authentic, elegant and classy. You and your guests will want to dance with her on Oriental rhythms! She is the most requested belly dancer at events in KC area and beyond.
Originally from Romania, A'isha has trained with local US instructors (Zada Al Gaziyeh, Zaina, Melody Gabrielle, Asha Diana), many Egyptian teachers (Randa Kamel, Luna of Cairo, Aleya of Cairo, Soraya Zaied, Aziza of Cairo, Raqia Hassan) and traveled extensively nationally to attend workshops taught by well-regarded teachers in Middle Eastern dancing, such as Amani Jabril, Elena Lentini, Cassandra, Ozgen, and many others. Her favorite dance styles are classic Egyptian, American Cabaret, Turkish and Middle Eastern folkloric. She performs regularly in local and national belly dance shows, fundraisers, art shows and private events.
In addition, A'isha also enjoys performing Polynesian dances (Hawaiian hula and Tahitian drum solo) and Greek dances. She is training in Polynesian dance with kumu Debbie Rommel in Hula Hale O'Kiakahi.
For her, dance is the gift of happiness and liveliness that she loves to share with her audience!
A'isha is available for weddings, birthday parties, fund raisers, belly-grams, bachelorette parties, etc. Typically, one set consists of 20-30 minutes of dance, use of props (zills, veil, cane) and audience participation, but she would accommodate other arrangements based on your needs. Due to her busy schedule, she kindly requests that bookings are made at least two weeks in advance of the event date.
A'isha is producing and performing monthly in the 1001 Arabian Nights show at the Uptown Arts Bar (Kansas City, MO), on the first Saturday of each month starting at 7 PM. She is also teaching beginner and intermediate/advanced level classes in Mission, and Shawnee, KS. When she is not dancing, she is enjoying her full time job as a research administrator.