A Continent-Wide Bellydance Calendar

New York Bellydancers, Groups and Troupes, Drummers and other Musicians

Use the list below to find your favorite bellydancer, try out some new classes, or explore some new music!  Listings are alphabetical, but if you don't have time for that, there's a handy search box.  The listings on this page are for New York.  You will find a consolidated list for dancers and musicians under the Bellydancers tab.  

These listings are not limited to bellydancers.  Shimmy America welcomes drummers and other musicians who specialize in bellydance music, and we realize this is a broad spectrum.  The more the merrier!

It's free to post your listing, but you must be registered with our site.

Add yourself to the Shimmy America listings by submitting your info with the Dancer and Musician Form.  It's fast and painless!  You'll be able to update and change your own info as needed, by clicking on the pencil to the right of your own listing.


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Athena Najat (Oriental Dancer/Instructor/Choreographer)

Athena Najat is a Greek-American professional dancer, instructor and choreographer. Athena began her career in the exciting and diverse cultural capital of New York City, and has since travelled the world studying dance and culture at its roots.  She is now based in Athens, Greece...travelling at twice a year to the U.S. to teach and perform.  

She has a Master of Arts (MA) degree from New York University in Performance Studies with a focus in Dance Ethnography and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree from Gallatin-NYU.  Athena has been a featured dancer / instructor throughout the world, in Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, Morocco, Greece, Sicily, Israel, and in many cities in the U.S.A.  She has won awards at international performance and choreography competitions in Cairo, Egypt (Nile Group Festival-April 2009), in Prague, Czech Republic (Let’s Dance Festival -July 2010) and in Athens, Greece (I.D.S.O - 2011)

As an instructor, Athena brings a friendly and relaxed approach to teaching, and strives to implement a strong foundation of healthy movement techniques with a conscious effort to connect the body-mind-soul-breath within the dance. In Athena’s class, each dancer has the opportunity to learn, at any level, to unlock one’s own artistry, and evolve eternally within the art. 

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