As an instructor for in-person and virtual workshops, classes and private lessons, Samira goes beyond the technical aspects to also highlight the history and culture for a true depth and understanding of each dance form.
She is an eclectic dancer adept in Egyptian Cabaret Bellydance, Folkloric Bellydance, Romani Dance, Turkish Oriental, Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion, LED/Fire Prop manipulation, Snake Dancing, and is certified in Group Fitness Instruction through NETA.
Samira’s performances bring a spicy note to everything from personal bellygrams to weddings, girl’s nights, restaurant shows and troupe performances.
Her performance portfolio includes everything from a traditional Egyptian Cabaret show, to a rambunctious Gypsy act, all the way to the Danger and Drama tribal fusion set featuring swords, flames, and serpents.
My passion for dance comes from a family connection, growing up in my brother’s dance studio.
I later discovered Middle Eastern dance in college, and it became my world. I listened to the music non-stop. I took all the classes and workshops I could get my hands on. I'd study every style I could. Next thing I knew, I was teaching, and putting on shows with my own student troupe.
One day, we were invited to open for a fire show. I was dazzled by the flames and grew to be a part of the act.