Welcome back to Dayanisma’s 12-part blog series highlighting our 12 troupe members! We are re-introducing ourselves to tell you a little more about us as dancers and to share a little about our lives outside of dance. We would love to hear about what we have in common with YOU!
Favorite Food: Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream
Favorite dance move: anything Turkish!
How long have you been dancing: eight years
Tell us about your family: I have two awesome kids. My daughter loves dancing with me which is one of my favorite things!
How did you get into dance: I saw belly dance with my mom at the Renaissance Festival over 16 years ago. Every year we talked about how awesome it would be if I started to learn the dance. After my mom passed away and the birth of my son, I finally decided it was time to do something for me and to honor my mom. I haven’t looked back since!
Favorite song to dance to: This can change so much depending on my mood, but I love to play around with non-traditional belly dance music for a challenge and be anything from Nine Inch Nails to being totally silly and dancing to “What does the Fox say?”
Anything else you want to share: It is such a great honor to dance with Dayanisma. Belly dancing has given me so much, confidence, joy, and a dance family that loves and supports me.