I've spent over two decades of my life exploring the beauty and richness that bellydance has to offer. It has been an endless source of inspiration to me, and I am passionate about sharing my work - whether it be in the classroom on the stage. Thank you for your interest in the dance. It is my goal to help cultivate a love and appreciation for the art form that has meant so much to me. Please join me...
Angelique began studying bellydance in 1997. Her love of the art form brought her to the classrooms of many of the top instructors in the world, but in 2000, she found her home with the Salimpour format.
Angelique was one of the first round of dancers to go through the Salimpour program, and has worked closely with Suhaila as one of her top assistants. She is Level 5 certified in both the Suhaila and Jamila formats and continues her training to this day. She graduated with honors in her "Improv Performance to Live Music" studies, and is authorized to teach and certify in the program.
As a performer, Angelique has worked weddings, restaurants, theater stages, and gala events. She has performed across the country, specializing in a Salimpour stylization of Middle Eastern dance. Her repertoire includes over 40 choreographies, high level work with props such as veil, finger cymbals, cane and sword.
As an instructor, Angelique has taught hundreds of students, both locally in her weekly classes in New Paltz, as well as abroad, as a sponsored workshop instructor. Angelique has created beginner through advanced choreographies for students as well as troupes. She oversees the direction of numerous Salimpour Collectives across the world and has run many of the online certification courses.
Angelique's goal as both a performer and a teacher is to help elevate the dance to a prestigious art form as well as bring a deeper sense of cultural awareness and understanding to the public.
Angelique is a proud dancer and cast leader of the critically acclaimed, theatrical production, Bal Anat. Originally created in 1968, Bal Anat is the longest running concert length bellydance show in the world. With an international cast and performance schedule across the United States and Europe, it is a show not to be missed!
The next Bal Anat show will in in Prgaue on April 13th, 2020. For more information, click here.
A fun, kid-friendly dance class that builds body awareness, increases cultural awareness, and helps get the wiggles out!
Regular classes will be offered soon. Stay tuned for more info!