Andalee is the founder of Belly Dance at Any Size. She is an Oriental dancer and instructor from Durham, NC, now based in Montpellier, France. Her dance style is based in Egyptian-style belly dance and American Cabaret (or American Nightclub) belly dance. She has been dancing since 2005 and teaching since 2008. Her mission is to promote Oriental Dance (a.k.a. belly dance) as a respected and valid performance art. She teaches her students that belly dance is truly accessible to anyone by exploring the different techniques and styles of Oriental dance.
Andalee has directed and choreographed a student troupe, the Nightingales, which performed at student recitals, halfas, stage shows and other community events. Andalee also belonged to the Association of Central Carolina Middle Eastern Dancers, a professional association of dancers whose mission is to promote the art of Middle Eastern dance in the local communities and region at large by providing a networking and support system for local teachers and belly dance professionals, developing and modeling a high ethical standard in all of its activities, and educating the community about the beauty and grace of Middle Eastern dance.
Additionally, Andalee continues to take many workshops with nationally and internationally renowned performers and instructors, to keep her dance technique fresh and to expand her knowledge of the many styles of Middle Eastern dance. For more information on Andalee’s belly dance training, please view her resume.
Andalee also is a jewelry designer and a freelance graphic designer.
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