Amorina began raks sharki "belly dancing" at the age of 17 when she was first inspired by dancers within the SCA (society of creative anachronism). Watching their graceful movements around a bonfire circled by live drummers was like viewing a fairy tale come to life. Within the SCA she learned from a multitude of dancers with a wide range of styles and decided she couldn't get enough. When she moved to NYC she learned from Oreet of Sharqi Belly Dance and from Zenaida and Blanca of Serena Studios. Upon returning to KY she continued her studies of traditional/fusion belly dance at Arabasque World Dance and eventually taught there for many years. Currently Amorina teaches and is a massage therapist at The Massage Center in Lexington, KY combining her love of dance, movement and self care in a body positive environment. She specializes in raks sharki, cabaret, fusion and theatrical belly dance and is constantly studying and sharing her joy of dance with her students and the public. You can purchase her classes at themassagecenter.org and she is also available for solo and troupe performances!