"Watching Donia dance was like watching the slow lick of a flame--powerful, sexy and beautiful."
"A powerful flame within a delicate flower"
"The movement of her body sends ripples through the thick, fragrant smoke that lingers in the air"
Los Angeles has been so good me! Although I'm not a newbie anymore, I still feel like I'm trying to get settled. I love having so many amazing teachers nearby. And I've been so blessed with work! I'm literally dancing almost every night. I miss teaching, but I haven't found the time to start back to a regular teaching schedule again.
I've been working really hard on an online class that will be available from Learnable. It's called Creating Bellydance Choreographies and I'm really excited about it! Send me an email for more details or check back soon.
Can't wait for the online class? Email me about teaching a workshop in your area!
I'm a choreographer, dancer, and teacher working to share the beauty and joy of this art form with as many people as I can.
I perform all over the Los Angeles area both as a soloist and with Jillina's Sahlala Dancers.
I've shared the stage with a range of live artists including: U2 cover bands, Middle Eastern fusion groups, beatboxers, and drummers both famous and "locally famous".
I've danced on enormous stages and in tiny tea rooms, entertained in modest homes, Hollywood mansions, farmer's markets, casinos, music festivals, restaurants, and more.