Born under the element of fire, NylaPhoenix is nothing short of sizzling! Originally trained in Performance Arts Theatre, Salsa, and other Afro-Latin dance forms, NylaPhoenix began her studies in Middle Eastern Dance in 2002, under her noted master teachers such as Morocco ,Tarik Sultan, Jillina, Dalia Carella, Nourhan Sharif, Jehan Kamel and Arianna Halima al Tiye.
Additionally, she accredits her inspirations in dance to great legends such as Mona El Said and Raqia Hassan, both with whom she studied in Cairo, Egypt . In 2006, NylaPhoenix joined as a principle dancer of the foremost Sub-Saharan Oriental group, in the United States , "Nubian Moon Daughters Dance Company", under the direction of Arianna Halima al Tiye.
NylaPhoenix has performed both in the U.S. and internationally, at such events as the Rakkasah Festival of the East & West, Ahlan Wa Sahlan Dance Festival in Cairo, Hunter College Theater Show "1001 Nights", and at an array of weddings, restaurants and private events in and around the TriState Area.