*Setareh* is a professional belly dancer with more than 20 years of performing experience. She has appeared before diverse audiences at festivals, parties, weddings, cultural celebrations, showcases, and corporate events throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and has been a featured house dancer at many restaurants, including Bijan, Kan Zeman, Menara, and Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant to name only a few. She has won multiple awards but does not consider herself a competitive dancer—her emphasis is on building community and advancing quality in this beautifully diverse art form.
*Setareh* traces her dance roots to the American Cabaret belly dance tradition, and is proficient in many styles influencing the expression of this diverse dance art form in performance. Most recently, she has studied extensively with Egyptian master teachers including Mona al Said, Tito Seif, Shareen el Safy, and Randa Kamel. She is certified in the Randa Kamel technique.
*Setareh* is the artistic director of the improvisational dance group Nour El Ain Dance Company. Bringing together a kaleidoscope of dancers representing different backgrounds and performance techniques, from budding stars to seasoned performers, this lively group is happy to bring high-energy performances events throughout California. New members are always welcome.
*Setareh* is a founding member of Elyxr Danse Oriental Moderne and improvisational musical ensemble OvOom.
*Setareh* is a designer/provider of innovative, high-quality belly dance costuming.