Lila – featured 8/10

lilafd0810Beginning her dance career at the age of five with classical ballet, Lila has always loved the expression of creative movement through dance. Trained in ballet for 13 years while living in Portland, Oregon, she has a great respect for many dance forms and enjoys fusing balletic movements into her Tribal Fusion and Egyptian belly dance.

Lila began studying Egyptian Cabaret belly dance in 2003 with the internationally acclaimed instructor and performer Razia in Eugene, Oregon. Soon afterward she re-located to southern Illinois where she continued her studies until leaving to travel, which eventually brought her back to Eugene. Having seen Tribal belly dance at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Festival she was immediately drawn to that style and began to immerse herself in the world of Tribal and Tribal Fusion belly dance.

She is a founding member of Luminessah World Interpretive Dance Company, whom she performs and teaches classes with. She has also been MEDGE’s Performance Coordinator since 2006, a job she enjoys very much! Besides belly dancing, Lila also runs a graphic design business (Bohemian Designs) and a costume/belly dance bra online store (C’est Le Nouveau Noir). Please see www.luminessah.com for her other upcoming shows and classes!

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.