Janim is a professional belly dance artist based in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Janim fell in love with Middle Eastern dance in 2002 and never looked back! For the last decade, Janim dedicated herself to the study of bellydance with her teacher, Mirjana, who continues to be a major influence and inspiration for her. Janim has recently developed her own bellydance classes teaching the fundamentals of the oriental style of bellydance as well as the nuances of zilling and veil work.
As an experienced, personable, and respected performer and instructor, “Janim infuses classical styles with individual grace and charm, expressing the essential feminine in dance,”- Angele Ellis, Pittsburgh PA. Her understanding of bellydance movement and form and training in Egyptian, Lebanese, and Turkish Oriental styles as well as American Cabaret lends spirit, spontaneity, and heart to her dancing, captivating audiences where ever she performs.
She is a frequent performer at many gala shows, festivals, weddings, birthday celebrations, and restaurants around town! Her elegant and cheerful dance style has allows her to connect with her audiences during her performances. Recently, she has performed in Miami, Columbus, Baltimore, Ocean City, and the greater Pittsburgh Area!
Janim teaches two classes per week and teaches and hosts workshops in the area! Janim's students can expect to tighten and tone their bodies while learning new skills in a fun and comfortable environment! Join her at class to discover the love of the dance! Janim also orgnizes events in town. In 2013, join her for the 3rd annual Belly-Off competition as part of the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival!
A Night with Janim is her classic bellydance show. This is the BEST of Janim. Her full show includes an exciting finger cymbal entrance, a dramatic veil dance, a snakey baladi progression followed by an exciting drum solo. All of it with plenty of audience participation to get your guests into the night and up and dancing! This can be customized to be centered around the Guest of Honor and anybody else who wants to join in on the fun! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and any other big day!