My Story

Customer Raves

I love the art of bellydance and have been in love with it since 1985.   I have been blessed to have studied and performed with some of the very best legends in the United States;  The Legendary Adriana of DC, Habiba of Philadelphia, Latifa, Helena Vlahos, and Artemis Mourat.  

I am a child of the "Bobby Farrah" school - his classic and enduring style.

Find Amustela on Youtube for "Let's Enhance Our Dance" to experience her teaching expertise for yourself. 

Awards and Distinctions

Competition Judge – Jewels of the Orient, East Coast Classic and Belly Dance Nationals

Judge for Season one “Bellydance Project” -Cheeky Girl Productions

Featured in Elan Magazine for the Arts "Amustela " June 2006

Jewel of the Nile, First Runner up 2004, Jewel fo the Nile, third place 2006

Jewel of the Nile "Best in Business" and Josphine Baker Award (for Contribution to Dance) in 2006

East Coast Belly Dance Classic - People's Choice Grand Champion 2004,

2nd Place Troupe East Coast Classic 2005

Currently hosting “Let’s Enhance our Dance” on Amustela Dance Youtube Channel and Vimeo. 



I never appreciated the music of Om Kalthoum like I now do after my workshop with Amustela - thank you so much for such an amazing workshop. 

​- Workshop feedback from ECC 2017

I LOVE AMUSTELA!!  More Am-Cab Please!

 - Workshop participant from Jewels of the Orient

Professional - always professional, "the" best and most favorite dancer at my establishment!  "Hadji" Zouine, owner of the Pashaland Restaurant. 

"You have spins that last forever and are spectacular.  I am AMAZED at your knowledge of middle eastern music, and of course not to mention a fabulous teacher. You really zone in to what each of your students styles are.

                        "Zilrah" student of Amustela