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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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