“The pure essence of Oriental Dance”
Having brought audiences to their feet and to tears, Virginia
has captivated a worldwide public with breathtaking performances, a
dynamic presence, and a soulful interpretation of Oriental Dance. She
has crossed all borders leaving her indigenous mark on a diverse
audience with performances that ignite the human spirit and illuminate
Considered to be one of the most influential and sought after
performers, a gifted choreographer, and one of the most profound master
instructors of this ancient art form, Virginia has been presented in the
most prominent theaters and festivals across 5 continents and over 40
Utilizing her innovative musicality and ingenious choreographic prowess,
Virginia is known for constantly reinventing the dance. She dares to
elevate the dance to all new levels while staying true to it’s
indigenous roots. Her theatrical productions are touted as the perfect
embodiment of contemporary relevance steeped in ancient traditions.
Respected by legendary artists and students alike as one of the world’s
foremost instructors, she is also considered to be one of it’s most
generous. Constantly creating motivating and articulated workshops,
Virginia shares a wealth of knowledge each and every time she instructs.
She is personally invested in each student’s growth, and devotes one on
one attention throughout the teaching process. True to this reputation
she has created 7 instructional DVD’s, 2 theatrical productions on DVD,
and 2 Oriental Dance Music CD’s, all critically acclaimed by the
Bellydance and Arts Communities.
“Her energy is contagious and her work is inspirational”, Lorena Sedran.
Regarded by many dancers as a great inspiration, she has been extremely
influential in creating competition winners, and stunning performers
worldwide. She is the founder of C.O.M.E. Dance & Rakstar Productions as
well as the director/ choreographer for her award winning professional
performing company, Virginia’s Wa Nour Al Ayun.
Admired by many as the premiere protégé of Mr. Yousry Sharif, Virginia
is proud of this lineage and honored to have him as Rakstar's Legendary
***Rakstar is an annual long weekend event with the Oriental Dance
Communities greatest legends, and brightest stars all converging on the
glorious beaches of Miami for an unforgettable weekend of workshops,
performances and an International Bellydance Competition.