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Courtney - EUA

Profile

 

Courtney is a Professional Belly Dancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her years of ballet and music education give Courtney elegance and musicality that when combined her passion for Middle Eastern dance make her a much sought after belly dancer and instructor.

 

Current Employment

 

- Dancer, Chatanoga Restaurant, Santa Clara, CA. Performs regular shows, including special events.

- Dancer, Negeen Restaurant, Campbell, CA. Performs regular shows, including special events.

- Dancer, Arya Global Cuisine, Cupertino and Redwood City, CA. Performs regular shows, including special events.

- Dancer, Thea Mediterranean, San Jose, CA. Performs regular shows.

- Dancer, Morocco’s, Mountain View, CA. Performs regular shows.

- Teacher for the City of Menlo Park, teaching weekly group classes.

- Teacher at Halanda Studio, San Jose, CA, teaching weekly group classes.

 

Awards & Honors

 

- 2nd Runner-Up – Egyptian Category, Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2013.

- 3rd Runner-Up – Universal Category, Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2013.

- People’s Choice – Drum Solo Category, Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2013.

- 3rd Runner-Up – Universal Category, Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2012.

- Congeniality Award – Egyptian Category, Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2012.

- 1st Place – Diamond/Professional Solo Category, Jewel of the Sierra, 2011.

- 3rd Place – Emerald/Live Music Improvisation Category, Jewel of the Sierra, 2011.

- Member of award-winning duo Sassafras - 1st Runner-Up, Duo/Trio Category, Belly Dancer of the Year, 2013.

- Member of award-winning duo Sassafras - Mini-Ensemble, Wiggles of the West Competition, Las Vegas, NV, 2010.

- Member of award-winning troupe Khamsin – Troupe of the Year, Belly Dancer of the Year, 2013.

- Member of award-winning troupe Khamsin – 3rd Runner-Up, Troupe Category, Belly Dancer of the Universe, 2013.

- Member of award-winning troupe Khamsin - 1st Place, Troupe Category, Jewel of the Sierra, 2011.

 

Dance Education

 

- Student of internationally renowned belly dancer Sandra, 2009-present.

- Intensives and Retreats

- Arab Dance Seminar presented by Karim Nagi, November 2013.

- Aziza Dreamcamp, week-long professional intensive, June 2013.

- Student at Suhaila Salimpour School, open level 1 and 2, 2010.

- Workshops and Master Classes: Ahava, Amir Sofi, Angelika Nemeth, Aubre Hill, Azad Kaan, Aziza, Beata & Horacio

- Cifuentes, DeVilla, Didem, Jillina, Jim Boz, Karim Nagi, Khadijah, Leila Farid, Lulu Sabongi, Mohammed El Hosseny,

- Ozgen, Princess Farhana, Ranya Renée, Raqia Hassan, Sadie, Sahra Saeeda, Tito, Virginia.

- New Haven Ballet, New Haven, Connecticut - Principal Dancer; 1992-1997.

- Joffrey Ballet - Summer Program Participant by Audition, 1997.

- American Repertory Ballet - Summer Program Participant by Audition, 1995-1996.

 

Education

 

Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York— Bachelor of Arts, Music, 2002.

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