I'm Abigail, and I'm a dancer, educator, and performer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I've been involved in the performing arts for over 30 years, and have a background in both Middle Eastern studies and various dance disciplines. I mostly focus on Middle Eastern folk dances (primarily belly dance), and their Euro-American fusions.

I've written for top US policy makers, taught dance workshops with over 90 people in attendance, and recently earned an MA in Dance Studies. I take my unique experiences into the studio classroom to help you be the best dancer you can be.

My classes and workshops foster curiosity, a strong work ethic, creativity and individuality, as well as an overall improved sense of physical and mental well-being. Exchanging knowledge—physical, historical, cultural, and creative—is the ultimate goal of every class, for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

Come take a class, a workshop, or a Skype/Google Hangouts private lesson.

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Hey Austin! Enta Omri is coming your way...

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Enta Omri

September 3, 2017, 8:00pm - September 3, 2017, 9:30pm

Ballet Austin - Austin Ventures Studio

staceylizette.yapsody.com/ The beautiful poetry of the Arabic world and themes of love and loss converge in this creative vision. Suhaila Dance Company takes the audience on a journey down a woman's road to wisdom earned through her experiences in love. Sometimes mischievous, playful, and tender, other times brutal, lonely and lost, the dancers navigate this emotional landscape with the highest level of technical virtuosity and artistic sensitivity. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Suhaila Salimpour. Event production by Stacey Lizette.

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