Join Naimah for “Bold and Sassy” and Explosive Movement” workshops in May 2013 at Tribal Fest 13 in Sebastopol, CA. http://www.blacksheepbellydance.com/tf13/workshops13.html
Naimah is an award winning belly dancer from Baltimore, MD who won the title of 2009 Bellydance Nationals Alternative Fusion Soloist Champion and the People’s Choice award. She is also the director of the 2010 Bellydance Nationals Alternative Fusion Troupe Champions, “Amandari”. She has also trained several other award winning dancers.
Naimah began exploring the art of bellydance in 1999 with some background knowledge in ballet, modern, hip hop, and african dance. She has studied bellydance with well known talent such as Devra Johari, Antonia, Lotus Niraja, and Piper. Her bellydance career began with Egyptian style Cabaret but after intensive study with many instructors from all over she has found her niche in the art of Modern Tribal style bellydance. This style allows her to be more expressive and blend American Tribal Style bellydance with modern dance, classical indian, hip hop, flamenco and a little dash of cabaret. Naimah is known for her mysterious, gothic infused, fluid movements. Her moves have been compared to that of a “man eating plant” and a “mechanical snake”.
Naimah is certified in the Piper Method School of Dance, and is certified in the Suhaila Salimpour format of dance. She has performed with live bands such as Ishtar, Animus, beatboxer Shodekeh and Senseless. She has appeared in the music video for “Dark Hall” by the band Mindless Faith, and has been featured on the Fox 45 morning news in Baltimore. She has also performed and taught workshops at well known festivals such as CCBC World Dance Festival, the BOCA Festival, KisFest, Shimmy in the Sun in Costa Rica, Bellypalooza, Rakkasah’s Spring Caravan, Belly Horror, and Raven’s Night : Grimm Fairy Tales.
Naimah is now the director of the new belly dance festival, “Art of the Belly” in Ocean City, MD. Please join us in our first annual event. www.artofthebelly.com