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An internationally acclaimed dance performer, Amaya has danced all her life and in many facets of show business. She even admits to "running away to join the circus" (Circus Conelli in Zurich, Switzerland). She was a featured performer in the German extravaganza, "Salome", and also in the theatrical production "Zorba". She was awarded First Prize in a dance competition in Cairo, Egypt.

Born in Crystal City, Texas, "The Spinach Capital of the World", Amaya has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Morocco, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand teaching and performing. Her business also involves organizing the annual "International Shake & Bake Dance Festival" in New Mexico. Instructional video & musical production, teaching daily dance and aerobics classes all keep Amaya's Dance Productions busy on a daily level when she is not traveling.

As a performer or as a master level teacher, Amaya's dance is filled with passion and fire tempered with elegance and sparks of fun. Her dance is an unusual showcase of Spanish and Arabic styling and musical experience. This fusion expresses the heart of Anadalucia and the spirit of Arabia.

Her background includes a B.S. degree from the University of New Mexico, is a licensed massage therapist with the State of Texas, a certified aerobics instructor in New Mexico and has studied African, Indian, Spanish, Mexican folkloric dance and yoga.

[ed note- student of Bert Balladine]

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