Fatima Bassmah Fatima is the webmaster for Habiba's website, as well as a member of the Habiba Dance Ensemble.
Latifa Latifa has performed in Manhattan nightclubs and has studied with the top teachers in the United States, Egypt, and Tunisia. She is past President of the Washington Area Mid East Dance Association (WAMEDA). Her professional-level troupe, Banat al-Beled, is a favorite of audiences in the Baltimore-Washington area.
Katia Katia is a dancer, teacher, journalist, and lecturer on Middle Eastern dance, located in Boston.
Margo Margo is a professional dancer and teacher in Minneapolis.
Ruby Jazayre Ruby Jazayre, Queen of Beladi, a dynamic teacher in South Bend, Indiana.
The Chronicles...A Belly Dancer's Oasis An exciting publication promoting not just the ancient art of Middle Eastern Dance, but celebrating its defining history, the exciting changes of the present and the
creative dreams of the future
Raqs Sharqi Art of Middle Eastern Dance Nikki's
site is another valuable resource for dancers including information on
history, reviews, lyrics, instructors, vendors, and more. Geared for
dancers in the UK.
Nibal Gouda Nibal is one of the foremost guides in Cairo, and there are a mamy excellent reviews of her on the internet. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to take care of her guests. Her english is excellent, and she is a consummate professional. She's also a close friend of many dancers and has been an invaluable contact for my research. In addition to Cairo, she can also assist you with setting up guides in Alexandria and Luxor, and is able to set up contact with Khairiyya Mazin.