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Daleela is an “ELLY” Award winning performer and choreographer who specializes in authentic Egyptian dance. Daleela has trained with numerous, well known Egyptian teachers including the world renowned, Jodette, Nadia Hamdi and Madam Bussi. As an international travel she hopes to spread the message of female celebration and power. She has performed in Egypt, and in the Rain Forests of Peru and Costa Rica, among many other countries. She has a Masters in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, (UCD). Her artistic training also includes dance and classical piano from UCD.

In 1999, Daleela won the prestigious “ELLY” award for “Best Female Lead” as the gypsy dancer, Esmeralda”, in Garbeau’s Family Theatre’s production of, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. She also gained the lead role as “Scheherazade” with Garbeau’s theatrical production of “Sinbad and the Arabian Knights”. Among her many other achievements, she was the featured dancer in the 1996 Indian film documentary, “Daulat”. In 1997, Daleela appeared on the cover of the international dance magazine, “El Raks El Sharki”.

Web site: daleela.com

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Daleela

  • Dance Journey to Nepal
    I will never forget Nepal and the dance adventures we encountered. They will remain etched in my mind forever. What I found most amazing is how much I learned about Middle Eastern dance going to Asia.
  • Dance Journey to Nepal, Part 2
    The music had suddenly changed pitch from regular speed to very fast speed.
  • Belly Dance Wisdom– For Fitness, Pregnancy and a Divine Sexuality
    This book, although not as deep on certain subjects as some may expect, does a great job at rustling the leaves away from a crooked sidewalk or blowing the dust off an old spice jar revealing an inner glow of warmth to share with others.