MEDGE’s featured performer for our May show is Henna, from Portland, Oregon. Henna is a teacher, student, traveler, and mother. Over the last fourteen years, belly dance has been her passion, her best friend, and her path. It is the medium that she uses to interpret her world and to celebrate all of the joys and sorrows of life. As a teacher she strives to inspire and encourage her students, passing along the inspiration and encouragement she is grateful to have received from her teachers. As a performer she sees her dance as an exchange between audience, dancer, and musicians – together creating an experience that is shared and personal. Over the past two years she has worked with the Middle Eastern band RiTiM EGZOTiK. Henna has also recently shared the stage with fellow dancers Emilie Lauren and Fanina as the professional dance trio Raqs Ayana.
In addition to being MEDGE’s featured dancer on May 20, Henna is also teaching workshops in Eugene on May 21 at Celebration BellyDance & Yoga – click here for details.
We look forward to seeing you at our show and sharing another fun evening with you!