brings a truly unique and modern approach to Raqs Sharki. She is
an elegant example of today’s classic modern belly dancer.
With her extensive knowledge and experience in international dance
styles, she has had the opportunity to perform with Boom Boom
Bollywood, Punjabi by Nature, and Domba. Her ability to
capture the intricacies of music and her dedication to this art
form has helped her gain the 2004 Bellydancer of the Universe
title (Egyptian category), Champion, People’s Choice and Miss
Congeniality. She continues to draw inspiration from her
students fresh view points, her resolution to be true to herself,
living in her heart, and as always, great music and teachers.
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, her unique approach to teaching
earned her an invitation to instruct accredited courses at Arizona
State University and Scottsdale Community College. These
classes continue to inspire and encourage many new students to
enter the world of belly dance. Ava’s instructional and
performance videos have inspired and challenged many who have
taken on the task of studying her elegant example of the classical
modern belly dancer through which novices and masters alike will
gain challenge and insight.