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DUNIA has entertained audiences throughout Northern California since 1976, captivating all with her dynamic performances and effervescent stage presence.

As an accomplished instructor of the art of danse du ventre or bellydance, Dunia has worked with all level of dance students; from basic beginners to seasoned professionals. She’s also taught master classes and specialty workshops across the U.S.

Well-known for stunning costume designs that complement her moves, Dunia’s repertoire includes innovative veil work, fluidly pulsating taqsims and floorwork, and dramatic balancing choreography.

Considered a consummate performer, Dunia is a wonderful mixture of skill, grace, warmth and humor who enjoys sharing her love of dance and music.


  • Director of "NileSpice - A Dance Company"
  • Desert Rose 2002 Halame Life Time Award
  • Director of "Bahar Belly Dance Troupe" (17 years)
  • Bahar "Troupe of the Year" 1988 Competition
  • Owner of "Dunia's Belly Dance Center" (10 years)
  • Crowned "Belly Dancer of the Year" 1989 Competition
  • Producer of "Dunia's World of Belly Dance " TV show (3 years)
  • Founder and Director of the "Desert Dance Festival" (29 years to present)
  • Producer of Scarab Productions (28 years)
  • Producer and star of her own videos "Dunia's Secrets Unveiled" and "In Step with Dunia"
  • Appeared in national Belly Dance Magazines: Habibi, Nafisa, Jareeda, Wiggle Hips and the Caravan
  • Honored at the Precious Gem Awards for "Teacher of the Year", "Producer of the Year" and for "Best Instructional Video of the Year" two consecutive years in a row
  • Honored at last Precious Gem Awards function for "Best Belly" (belly work)
  • Staged major community Belly Dance Productions and workshops
  • Renowned teacher of workshops throughout the Northern and Southern California

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Dunia's Instructional Videos
"Can't always make it to class? Traffic too much between Dallas and San Jose? Well ... when you can't get to Dunia's class, why not bring Dunia's class to you? Winner of Precious Gem Award for "Best Instructional Video of the Year" two consecutive years in a row!

Dunia's Secrets Unveiled
~ Seven different veil movements with spins and dramatic stops.
~ 60 Minutes - VHS $45.00 tax and shipping included
In-Step with Dunia
~ Three basic steps with layering plus arm and hand position.
~ Beginning, intermediate and advanced movements
~ 60 minutes - VHS $45.00 tax and shipping included
Special Video Package
~ Purchase both videos you get them for $80.00 tax and shipping included


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