Awards and Honors
Featured Artist, Instructor and Competition Judge East Coast Classic 2017 & 2018
Instructor, Competition Judge, and Featured Artist at Jewels of the Orient Bellydance and Wellness Festival 2016 & 2017
Instructor, Competition Judge, and featured artist at the 2nd Annual Dangerous Curves Convention 2015
Instructor and Featured artist 3rd Annual
Art of the Belly 2013
Judge for 2010 Belly Dance Nationals
Award of Distinction "Vintage Cabaret" 2010
First place Cabaret Artist 2010
Celebrity Judge "Belly Dance Project"
Josephine Baker Award for Contributions to Dance
Featured in Elan Magazine for the Arts "Amustela "
Jewel of the Nile, First Runner up 2004
Jewel fo the Nile, third place 2006
Jewel of the Nile "Best in Business"
East Coast Belly Dance Classic
People's Choice Grand Champion 2004
2nd Place Troupe 2005
Cover and featured artist "Amustela the Dancer with the Midas Touch" Washington Middle Eastern Dance Association
Master Instructor award 2013
The"Middle Eastern & Mediterranean
Award of Distinction" from Adriana, 2003
and many more featured performer, artist, guest instructor and honors too numerous to mention.....
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Fusion Performance at "Raks Rendezvous" November 2016
Coming very soon - "Create your Dance with Amustela" - ON DEMAMD through Vimeo! Amustela is going to film and made available on demand her 16 week Basics Classes.
So many are interested in learning in the comfort of their own home, want something to augment their current study or revisit the foundations - that Amustela has decided to make it a reality.
With her current travel schedule it can be a challenge to commit to regular classes and you would have to travel to Charlotte. This way Amustela can share her safe and comprehensive program with everyone across the globe on your schedule! Details and links to be posted soon!!
Award Winning Belly Dancer Master Instructor and Artist
Amustela is an award winning performer and master instuctor of "Danse Orientale", Raks Sharqi or Belly Dance with a long history of "restaurant performance" in the metropolitan DC area and now resides in Charlotte NC. She was a regular presence in the DMV area restaurant and show scene from 2000 - 2017. She is a fantastic workshop instructor and enjoys traveling to share her over 25 years of experience in the art.
Currently booking for 2018-2019 - 2020 workshops and performances!
+1.7039195492 | email@example.com
Amustela's dance style is described as vintage cabaret, Oriental or "American Cabaret". She is considered an expert in the evolution of this style in America and a master instructor in the art. She is also a afficinado of the "Golden Age" of Egyptian Film
She is known for fun, informative and valuable workshops - please contact to book a workshop for your group, troupe or event!
(see Schedule and Links page for more information)
To Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit my Schedule page to see where I am performing or teaching near you!
Amustela was one of the Celebrity Judges for season #1 of the belly dance reality series
"The Belly Dance Project".
All three episodes of season #1 are available to view at www.topbellydancer.com
Amustela's inspirations and influences have been,
Samia Gamal - Naima Akef - Tahia Karioka
and many stars of the "Golden Age" of Egyptian film.
The pioneers of American Cabaret - Jamila Salimpour, Ibraham Farrah, Serena Wilson, Aida al Adawi, Aisha Ali, Azia, Delilah, and many more...
(always appreciate the teachers that shared their passion and paved the way before you...)
Habiba of Philadelphia
Adriana of Washington D.C.
The legacy of "Bobby" Farrah
Suzanna Del Vecchio
and the incomparable Helena Vlahos
"Always find the joy in the dance,
without emotion there is no dance.
I'm just having fun. " Amustela