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VICTORIA TEEL 2025

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Victoria Teel is a world renowned belly dancer known for her stage presence, unique fluid style, and her mesmerizing fan technique. Victoria is the creator of the Teel Fan Method, her signature style of fan techniques, methodology & choreographies which led her to develop her signature fans, Teel Fans.

 

She has been invited to over 10 countries to teach and gained an online following over 400k people. She has worked with internationally acclaimed directors & producers, including the Bellydance Superstars & the world’s first belly dance reality show, Project Belly Dance.

 

Today, Victoria is based in Texas, teaching at her online studio, and currently tours the world teaching master classes.

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OMARIS 2025

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Omaris, "The Dominican Rose" will sweep you away with her Passion, Authentic Spirit, and Magical Technique.  She is a Multi Award-Winning dancer,  teaches all over the world, and is embraced in her local dance community by beginning to advanced performers alike.  With almost two decades of Teaching and Performing, Omaris is loved by studios, students, and audiences.  Internationally sought-after, Omaris has taught and performed in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, Guadeloupe, Serbia, Japan, Italy, The Czech Republic, and of course in her home country, the Dominican Republic.

 

Omaris holds a BA in Advertising and a Technique Course Certification in Photography. She owns her own clothing line called RedButterfly by Omaris sporting artistic athleisure to empower and inspire women.

 

Many say Omaris is Art in Motion. To watch her dance is not just a passive event; Omaris touches everyone's soul when she performs.  A true artist, Omaris evokes from her audience the emotion she wants them to experience: passion, longing, pain, and joy just to name a few. Omaris possesses a strong technical foundation to back up her artistry. Her classes are extremely popular because she fuses techniques with insights on showmanship that are priceless for any dancer. An often overlooked but extremely important facet of Omaris’ dance is her deep understanding of musicality. Her specialty is expressing the melodic lines in pieces seamlessly and with intense feeling. 

www.omarisdancer.com

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BELLADONNA 2025

Bohemian Belly Dance is the umbrella name and descriptor of Belladonna’s belly dance business, production company, and system of modern tribal and fusion belly dance. Bohemian Belly Dance is committed to providing high quality and creative dance instruction, events, performances and products.

As a business owner, artist, instructor, and director, Belladonna is driven by her desire to make creative expression easily available to those who may find it hard to tap into on their own, due to work, family, busy schedules and responsibilities. Her focus is on creating classes, educational programs, music and training that are safe, meaningful, well researched and fun. She uses her dance education and training, as well as her hunger for knowledge and experience in art, design, and energy healing, to help make her programs authentic and one of a kind.

The goal of Bohemian Belly Dance is to inspire and cultivate the seeds of enlightenment, healing and self-expression, and self-awareness that can grow from the practice of tribal and fusion belly dance. Bohemian Belly Dance aims to provide high-quality instruction and create spaces and opportunities for dancers to find, develop and express their personal truth and creative voice. Bohemian Belly Dance was founded in 2009 by Belladonna. In true bohemian style, we are not constrained by the social norms, we are driven by creativity, freedom, the beauty in the world, passion, performance, art, music, nature, culture, truth, and of course love.

Bohemian Belly Dance believes in fueling the belly dance spark inside of every dancer and aims to share that light with others. We dig deep and experience the full spectrum of human emotions and channel them into dances that are full of life, healing and expression.

Embrace • Freedom • Beauty • Truth • Love

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EBONY QUALLS 2025

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Ebony has taught and performed in multiple cities throughout Asia, Canada, Europe, South America and the United States. She toured internationally with the world famous Bellydance Superstars and Bellydance Evolution and has performed in and choreographed for Zoe Jake's House of Tarot. She is most honored to be a guest instructor on Rachel Brice's Datura Online, the leading website for belly dance instructional videos. 

She is the co-creator of the Black Bellydance Bundle, a project that increases diversity and inclusivity in the bellydance community. She has guest performed with Solstice Ensemble, has directed fusion troupes Raquettes ShimmyPop and Raqs Caravan Urban, and is a soloist at a variety of engagements including restaurants, private parties, weddings, festivals, music videos, concerts and numerous theater performances. 

 

Ebony's playful spirit flavors both her performances and her approach to teaching belly dance since 2003. A combination of strong technique, musicality, and innovation are the foundations of her colorful dance presence. Ebony teaches and performs both traditional raqs sharqi and her own dynamic fusion belly dance style, which is fueled by her background in both oriental and urban dance genres.

 

Along with her love of dance, Ebony is in love with teaching. A founding instructor of Sahara Dance - Washington DC's Center for Middle Eastern Dance, her students describe her as "approachable" and her classes as "fun" and "challenging". She teaches weekly classes online in both traditional and urban fusion formats. Newcomers to belly dance are Ebony's favorite students, as they are a major source of inspiration to her. Ebony continues her own regular dance studies and has trained with world-renowned master instructors from traditional raqs sharqi and fusion bellydance circuits.

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ZHOR

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Zhor, Began his studies of dance in classical ballet with accomplishments as a principle dancer for the Scottish American Ballet.

 

His journey into the world of Middle Eastern Belly Dance began in 1985 under the tutelage of a Turkish dance artist. Zhor continued as a Performance and workshop artist with 4 International tours. In 1992 he released his international video “Zhor’s Magical Tour of the Ancient Art of Bellydance” following performances with the Bindelstiff Circus, Belly Dance Superstars and numerous other performance showcases. Zhor left the performance stage to teach and work in 2002 after a near death experience and began dancing again and performing as dance has always been his one true passion in life. Zhor’s performances are legendarily known for his veil, flair, and vintage style.

Please visit guilfoildanceartscenter.com for more information about Ballet and Belly Dance classes, group classes, pre-professional training, and coaching from beginner, pre-professional, and professional dancers, workshops, and events.

www.guilfoildanceartscenter.com

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Jacques Al Asmar

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Jacques Al-Asmar was born in Accra, Ghana. He was raised in Beirut, Lebanon. For the past twenty-five years, he has lived in the United States. He has studied, performed and taught Internationally. His passion for dance was noticed at an early age. Influenced by the legendary Nadia Gamal, Jacques watched his own body move in the same genre as Nadia Gamal. However, his lack of formal training in dance and cultural barriers held him back from pursuing a much-loved art form.

 

Jacques' formal training came at a later stage of his career. Thanks to the Legendary Amina of the ASWAN DANCERS, who trained, educated and supported Jacques, He became a dance sensation overnight. Jacques is co-founder of the Arabian Knights band and producer of Salamat Sundays in San Francisco, California.

 

An extra surprise for all our Festival on the Nile Inetrnational fans! To Jacques delight, Amina Goodyear will be joining him to add her great wealth of knowledge and in-depth insight to both his workshops.

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Gitana de la Rosa 

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Gitana de la Rosa is an award winning professional Mideastern dance director, performer, instructor and event producer based in Tallahassee, Florida. Originally from Miami, Gitana brought her years of directing, theater and dance experience to Tallahassee, Florida where she has developed a style all her own. In 2005, She was honored to be invited to dance at the Ahlan wa sahlan Festival in Egypt.

 

Gitana de la Rosa is known for her fiery Spanish Fusion style and has the most experience dancing with wings in North Florida. She has also been studying Hawaiian Hula since 1997 (Under the name of Kamalei Lani) and is filled with joy to share her knowledge with dancers at Festival on the Nile International. She shares her passion with her troupes Firestorm and Kahu Ahi.

 

Gitana is absolutely passionate about world cultural performance and started a showcase called Fusion World Dance and Music Live (seen by over 30 nations during the pandemic) over six years ago. Fusion's Red Carpet is also seen in the largest theater in Tallahassee every year. She enjoys filming docustories, dance and other cultural productions through Firestorm Productions Inc, her company.

For many years Gitana worked hard to start a non-profit organization to help bring nations together through cultural performance. Her passion to make lives better became a reality when Embrace World Cultures became a 501(c)3 and was able to give to a local charity for kids and help feed people in Maui after the fire in 2023.

 

Gitana de la Rosa has performed in Miami, New York, Disney World, in Egypt, in Hawaii, and in Egypt. Her events include Festival on the Nile International, Tallahassee Raqs, Fusion World Dance & Music Live, Fusion World Dance & Music Red Carpet, and Magic in Motion Legend of the Starcatcher. Throughout the years she has hosted such greats as Morocco, Tarik and Omaris in Tallahassee. She keeps traveling around the world to learn more about world cultures and believes that the key to bringing people together lies in the Arts.

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