Malia’s dance troupe of fine beauties spreading the gospel of divine shimmyhood. Based out of Bothell, WA, Bella Rosa performs raqs sharqi and traditional dances of Egypt throughout the Pacific NW.
Current Troupe Members:
Samarah: With a background in jazz and ballet, Samarah brings her knowledge of movement and body alignment to her Middle Eastern style. Belly dancing for the past 5 years, she specializes in veil and oriental stylings.
Saffron: Saffron has been a student of Malia’s for the past 3 years, beginning as a member of the duet The Mondays and now cultivating her dancing career with Bella Rosa. Her elegance and demure presence gives Saffron a unique and sought-after performance style.
Kamaria: Fun and exercise drew Kamaria to belly dance nearly four years ago. After her first performance, she was hooked! She began classes with Malia in 2012 and joined Bella Rosa soon after. Kamaria loves the sense of community and the strong friendships belly dance has brought her.
Tracey: Tracey’s love for Arabic music lead her to the world of belly dance. She has been dancing for the past 2 years, and joined Bella Rosa in 2013. Tracey’s favorite styles are the Egyptian folkloric dances. Additionally she is learning to play the tabla and enjoys making costumes.
Siobhan: Siobhan took her first Oriental dance class in 2005 and has been studying off and on ever since. She fell in love after her first shimmy and has been studying Egyptian style belly dance with Malia while also performing with Bella Rosa. When not working on her shimmy skills, you can traveling, geeking out on science stuff, and working on her new home with her husband.
Interested in auditioning for Bella Rosa? We open membership twice a year depending on space availability. Please contact Malia for more details.