Resume Highlights

Teaching Experience
~ University of Washington Experimental College
~ LA Fitness Ballard, Mill Creek, and Everett Locations
~ Fresh Fitness and Dance


Certifications
~ Interpretive Middle Eastern Dance Certification (Tamalyn Dallal)
~ GoddessLife Certified Instruction (Dolphina)
~ Journey Through Egypt Level 1 (Sahra C. Kent / Saeeda)


Performing Experience & Awards
~ The Eye Hookah Lounge Dancer
~ Marrakesh House Dancer
~ Spiro's Greek Island Dancer
~ Cliffhanger Sports Bar Dancer
~ Taki's Mad Greek House Dancer
~ Harissa Mediterranean Dancer
~ Kasbah House Dancer
~ Lunaria Company Member
~ Karavans Company Member
~ 2010 1st Runner-Up Emerald Rain - Alternative Category
~ 2017 Best Dance Teachers in Seattle


Bio:

For Alessandra, dance has been her lifelong passion and joy. When she was introduced to belly dance in 2008 she fell in love instantly. Her journey through this ancient, magical, and sensual art form has continued ever since.

Alessandra performs regularly as a solo artist throughout the Seattle area, including being one of the house dancers at Taki's Mad Greek in Crown Hill and The Eye Hookah Lounge in Lake City. In the past, she has also been a house dancer for Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant in downtown Seattle, Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Ravenna, Cliffhanger Sports Bar & Restaurant in Lynnwood, Spiro's Greek Island in Kent, Kasbah Restaurant in Seattle, and Petra Mediterranean Bistro in Seattle.  She is a member of the company Lunaria Dance Theatre, which performs cabaret and fusion style belly dance. She was also previously a member of Karavans performing Middle Eastern folkloric dance and Khan Il Khalili performing belly dance fusion. Alessandra won the title of First Runner-Up in the 2010 Emerald Rain Belly Dance Competition - Alternative category.

Alessandra has been a GoddessLife Certified Belly Dance Workout Instructor since 2010. She is also a certified teacher through Tamalyn Dallal's Teacher Training in Interpretive Middle Eastern and is Journey Through Egypt Level 1 certified. Alessandra was recognized was one of the Best Dance Teachers in Seattle in 2017. She previously taught classes through the University of Washington's Experimental College, Fresh Fitness and Dance, and the Ballard, Mill Creek, and Everett LA Fitness locations.

Adding to her fitness experience and credentials, Alessandra previously taught aerobics through the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation.  She has also studied Latin dance, jazz, and ballet, and she is an avid fitness enthusiast. 

Rounding out her development as a dancer, are Alessandra's time studying the violin, which contribute to her understanding of musical phrasing, rhythms, and interpretation. She is also a professional model and is signed by Northwest Model Management.

When Alessandra isn't dancing, she loves to travel the world, write, cuddle with her dog, and curl up with a good book.  
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