Soraya, an original member of the Professional Performing Company since 2002, has been studying dance on and off since she was 3 when she began taking ballet lessons. She became interested in and began taking belly dance lessons in 1995 in the DFW area. Soon after, she joined Isis and the Star Dancers and found a home here. Soraya was awarded "Unbelievable Incognito" in 2002 and "Slow Dancing" in 2001 at Scarborough Faire. She has also won 1st and 2nd place for duets and trios performed at the Santa Cops Vaudevillian Extravaganza Fundraisers in Arlington, Tx.