Sunday, April 15, 2007

Amar Gamal


Habibi Dancer's Present
Amar Gamal
Annual Belly Dance Workshop
East Lansing, MI

Amar was awarded first place in the Mondo Melodia Bellydance Breakbeats competition held in LA, May 14th 2002. In 1996 Amar Gamal won the double crown title of Ms. America and Ms. World of the Bellydance.
She was recently selected to perform on the "Bellydance Superstars" CD release tour organized through Ark 21 Records. (Click here for larger image of CD cover.) The CD was released Nov. 12th 2002 and features some of the best music chosen by some of the country's most established & respected bellydancers. These dancers include Tamalyn Dallal from Miami, and from the west coast-Suhaila Salimpour, Jillina, Ansuya, Rania, Sonia, Neena and Veena.

Amar's international appearences include Trinidad, Haiti and Costa Rica, she has also performed as well as taught in Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Amar Gamal was the featured dancer in Gianni Versace's Fashion show in 1997 and 1998 and in the Oriental Dance Production in Lexington, Kentucky. She has also performed for the Superbowl XXIX Half Time Show in Florida and has appeared in the book "Bellylaughs" by Rod Long.

Check out the Bellyqueen class schedule to find out when Amar is teaching bellydance.

Amar Gamal is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certified instructor. Amar Gamal, who was born in Cuba, began bellydancing at the age of thirteen at the Mid-Eastern Dance Exchange, Inc. under the direction of Tamalyn Dallal of Miami Beach. Her other teachers include Jihan Jamal and Ylsa, also from Miami Beach, as well as Yousry Sharif from NYC.
She was the first and only student to audition with Oriental dance (bellydance) and get accepted to the reputable New World School of the Arts, Performing Arts High School. Here she pursued her extensive dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Afro-Cuban.
Amar Gamal has been a prominent dancer for the Blau Rhino Dance Ensemble Bridgewater College Dance Company, Mideastern Dance Exchange Performing Company, Dance Express Contemporary Company, and the Jamal Dancers Mideastern Performing Company.
Amar graduated from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts with a degree in Psychology.

You can e-mail her at amar.gamal@bellyqueen.com
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