Sahara began her love affair with bellydance 30+ years ago in the backwoods of Oregon with Karlana (Carol Boddy). She is an instructor, workshop teacher, and competitive coach; as well as a multiaward-winning competitor, troupe director and choreographer. She is also the founder of the High Desert Bellydance Guild in Central Oregon. She has taken workshops with countless famous dancers – but credits Halima of Washington state and the incomparable Suhaila Salimpour as her greatest influences, and continues to train with the Salimpour Format long distance.
She will be joined by her daughter Michelle, an award-winning second-generation dancer herself, performing as Sahara’s Dream.