|Occupation||Dance Instructor, Performer, Choreographer, Costume Designer|
|Location||Santa Ana & North Tustin, CA, United States|
|Introduction||My name is Atesh. I have been a teacher of Middle Eastern Dance for over 20 years, working with all levels from beginning to professional. I specialize in sword dancing as well as traditional Egyptian and Arabic dance. I began as a student, then after years of study and travel to Egypt, I became an instructor. I have choreographed many shows, from 1 - 15 dancers along with live bands using 2 - 8 instruments - I design many of the costumes and have been involved with stage set design. I have worked with famous musicians and even danced for a world political leader. I have recorded on a music cd playing finger cymbals. I teach group and private lessons. I have taught many women in group and private classes how to belly dance and some, how to sultanize their lovers. I have danced at many private parties, hotels, conventions, and at the beach, on cruise ships, and private yachts. We have participated in many MECDA shows and I do love performance!|
|Interests||Belly Dance, Teaching Belly Dance, Students of Belly Dance, Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Belly Dance Classes, Performance Opportunities, Intermediate History of Belly Dance, History of Dance, Music, Playing Dumbek & Piano, Costume Design, Yoga, Hiking, Fishing, Camping, Luxury Hotels and Spas, Sewing, Gourmet Cooking, Experimenting with Recipes and Food, World Travel, my Belgium Tervurens, Gardening, Creating, Painting and Daydreaming!|
|Favorite Movies||Gone With the Wind, Alien, The Great Dictator, Coco Channel & Igor Stravinsky, Out of Africa, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris, Water for Elephants|
|Favorite Music||Frederick Charlton's "Bach on Fire"|
|Favorite Books||Cleopatra, Scarlett, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Second Sex, Eating Well for Optimum Health, Julia Child's Cookbooks, Einstein|
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