Donna Dance

Belly Dance Instructor

I was a Professional Belly Dance Performer and Instructor in the Northeastern states from 2002-2018. I have appeared at hotels, Atlantic City Casinos (Harrah’s, Borgata, and Golden Nugget), showcases, festivals, country clubs, universities, charity events, and performed with dance companies. I have been requested by invitation to perform for the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, and to appear in Cairo, Egypt. I have performed on stage as Lola in an off-Broadway rendition of the Damn Yankees in New York City.

I have also given dance instruction lessons, and lectures on the ancient art form of Middle Eastern Dance at several colleges and dance studios throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding states. I have had many articles published that I have written on Middle Eastern Dance that embody the true essence of this art form. My performance career lasted from 2002 until 2018, after which I retired from performing and focused solely on teaching.

My studies included lessons in the Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, and American Cabaret styles of dance.


  • Baladi 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Raqs Sharqi
  • Journey through Egypt 1 and 2
  • Saidi
  • Turkish Classic
  • Turkish Modern
  • Turkish Gypsy
  • Modern Lebanese

Belly Dance Performance Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Best Classic Dancer
  • Best Belly Dancer
  • Best Fusion Dancer

My Teachers include:

  • Nourhan Sherif
  • Sahra Saeeda
  • Jehan
  • Azhia
  • Najia
  • Didem
  • Lina
  • Marina Darowish
  • Suhaila Salimpour
  • Catherine “Salome” Collins

Belly Dancing is a spectacular addition for any occasion. I offer family friendly, traditional lessons in public venues, studios and gyms. All lessons are designed to accommodate the designated location, and participants. Request a quote today!

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