April 14, 2015

Paulina

Paulina has continued to charm audiences with her unique, captivating and engaging performance style, as well as to inspire her students with her knowledge and passion for belly dance for close to twenty years.
Paulina began her belly dance career with the UCSB Middle East Ensemble in 1995. Her style has since continued to evolve and draw on her diverse background in dance, ranging from traditional folkloric dances of the Middle East to Hip Hop, funk, and Bollywood, creating a fusion of Raks Sharqi and cabaret with a modern flare.

Paulina performs and teaches workshops nationally and internationally and offers ongoing classes in Ventura & Ojai California. She has performed at countless events, including such venues as the Hollywood Ford Amphitheater, El Portal, the Roxy Hollywood, and many other places around the world, from Israel to the UK. She is an International Academy of Middle East Dance Superstar, and is featured their instructional DVDs. She is the host of an exciting project called Belly Dance Television (BD-TV), a news magazine covering current trends in belly dance, and the Artistic Director of Cirque De Ojai, a Fusion Theater dance troupe.

Paulina embraces the creative and theatrical elements of dance, while respecting the origins, founders and roots of each form. Her artistry and talent shine through with every performance and her skill and enthusiasm as a teacher are widely recognized. Paulina creates a welcoming, fun and inspiring environment in her classes and aspires to make the magic of belly dance accessible to all levels and backgrounds.

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