Asharah is internationally renowned for her strong technique, dramatic fusion of tribal and cabaret belly dance, tough but compassionate teaching style, and her dedication to raising professional and artistic standards in belly dance. She has taught throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia; her 2008 instructional DVD, Modern Tribal Bellydance with Asharah, is considered one
of the best instructional belly dance DVDs on the market for belly dancers of all styles and levels. She is certified Level 3 in the Suhaila Salimpour Format, Level 1 in the Jamila Salimpour Format, and holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Near Eastern Studies. She is fiercely dedicated to educating dancers about the history and culture of the Middle East and the evolution and roots of belly dance, as well as fostering creativity and individuality in every dancer. After living on the East Coast for 12 years, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read her blog on dance, art, integrity, and business at www.bdpaladin.com, and learn more about her upcoming events at www.asharah.com.