For Alessandra, dance has been her life long 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 Spiro's Greek Island, and is sought after as a performer at private parties and events. She is also a member of two troupes: Khan Il Khalili, which does interpretive Middle Eastern dance and Karavans, which does Middle Eastern folkloric dance. Alessandra has been a GoddessLife Certified Belly Dance Instructor since 2010. She is also a certified teacher through Tamalyn Dallal's Teacher Training in Interpretive Middle Eastern Dance since 2012. Alessandra taught classes at the Ballard, Mill Creek, and Everett LA Fitness locations between 2010 and 2012. She also previously taught classes at Fresh Fitness and Dance in Wallingford. In regards to performances awards, Alessandra won the title of First Runner-Up in the 2010 Emerald Rain Belly Dance Competition - Persephone category.
Alessandra has studied with some of Seattle's most talented and respected teachers, including Delilah, Dahlia, Mish Mish, Alimah, and Nadira. She taken workshops and retreats with internationally renowned belly dancers, including Tamalyn Dallal, Mahmoud Reda, Aziza, Princess Farhana, Dolphina, Ruby, and Aubre Hill.
Adding to her fitness experience and credentials, Alessandra previously taught aerobics through the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation, was a state championship swimmer, a district-qualifying gymnast, and was a participant in the Danskin Women's triathlon. She has also studied jazz, ballet, hip hop, and salsa.
Rounding out her development as a dancer, is Alessandra's 20 years as a violinist, which contribute to her understanding of musical phrasing, rhythms, and interpretation.
When Alessandra isn't dancing, she loves to travel the world, including surfing in Sayulita Mexico, climbing the Great Wall of China, riding camels in front of the Giza Pyramids, scuba diving in the Red Sea, and sipping wine at the foot of the Acropolis.
~ University of Washington Experimental College
~ LA Fitness
~ Fresh Fitness and Dance
~ Interpretive Middle Eastern Dance Certification (Tamalyn Dallal)
~ GoddessLife Certified Instruction (Dolphina)
Performing Experience & Awards
~ Spiro's Greek Island House Dancer
~ Khan Il Khalili Troupe Member
~ Seattle Area Entertainer for Private Parties
~ Karavans Troupe Member
~ 2010 1st Runner-Up Emerald Rain - Alternative Category