Featuring Jewels – August 21, 2015
Jewels is a multi-award-winning dancer, placing 1st in the Professional categories at Belly Dancer USA Goddess, the Jewel of the Sierra contest in 2010, the Emerald Rain contest in 2009, and the North Valley contest in 2007. She has been a featured dancer in many shows, dancing alongside Fat Chance Bellydance, Andalee, Unmata, Sa’Diyya, Rachel George, Zaina Hart and Ruby Beh, and has danced with the Brothers of the Baladi on their tour. Her past performances have included: Oregon State University’s Global Village, Mt Hood Community College, Oregon Country Fair, Oregon State Fair, Rakkasah West festival, Hasani’s Hafla, Saqra’s Showcase, and Mediterranean Fantasy Festival.
Jewels has had the pleasure of dancing with several bands from Oregon, Washington and California, including: Brothers of the Baladi, Arabesque, Mirage, Pangia, Djinn, Hurqalya, Ritim Egzotik, and Mediterranean Raks Band.
She has had the honor of studying with Aziza, Zaina Hart, Astryd Farah de Michele, Lilah Perry, Hadia, Rachel George, Ruby Beh, and Jane Archer. She is inspired by her many bellydance friends and supporters, and continues to strive to become the best dancer that she can be.