Devi Safir – featured 5/10

devisafirfd0510Devi Safir resides in Southern Oregon, an unlikely place to find amazing belly dancers (Maia Alexandra, Ayesha’s Oasis Dance Company, Emily Alrick and Circus Tribal, Taroob and more)! She performs with the award winning troupe Raqs Ahroosh the 2008 Lillie’s Of The Valley Troupe Category champions and 2009 2nd place BDUSA Troupe of the Year – under the direction of Aisha Ahroosh. Devi is no stranger to the stage, as she has been dancing for most of her life. Devi began at the age of 5 taking ballet and tap class then moved into lyrical and hula with a performance halau, finally finding belly dance eight years ago. She also performs Hula at event around the state and has participated in over 17 belly dance competitions. In 2008 she was 2nd place Belly Dancer USA Hobbyist category and 2nd place Alternative music. In 2009 crowned BDUSA Seven Veils Champion and 2nd place Goddess of the Year. Also in 2009 at Wiggle’s of the West Las Vegas was chosen 3rd place Headliner of the Year. She loves coming to Belly dance events and appreciates the friends she has made through being a part of such a wonderful dance community.

Favorite fan quote: “My favorite performance that I saw was by Devi Safir of Oregon. She performed a solo veil piece that seemed to be traditional Egyptian style. I think I enjoyed this piece the most because of her excellent performance quality and dynamic stage personality. She knew how to draw the audience into her performance and she obviously is a very talented and experienced dancer. I thought that her goal was to be cute and entertain the audience, and she was successful at achieving this goal.”

MEDGE offers regular monthly shows the third Friday of each month at The Strand/Cozmic Pizza, 8th & Charnelton in Eugene, OR.  Shows are family-friendly.  8:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation.