Ziah has studied bellydance since 1990. She has been performing, teaching & touring since 1998 when she started her first class in the Atlanta area. She has the longest continuously running weekly classes in the ATL and is sought out for private instruction both in person and online. Her professional dance company, Awalim, was formed in 1999, & has been performing, choreographing, & touring for 20 years now! She has an extremely diverse background in bellydance and can perform and teach Egyptian, Turkish, Tribal Fusion, American Tribal Style (ATS)®, Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS), and has created Orientale Tribal Style (OTS). She has taught and performed in 3 countries & 27 states, and has one of the most diverse workshop listings on the circuit.
All Levels Weekly Classes
Workshops and Festivals
Ziah has the longest continuous running classes in the Atlanta area. She has been teaching since 1999 and has toured the workshop circuit, teaching in 27 states and 3 countries. She is especially sought out for private lessons.
Fan Veil & Veil
Ziah has been performing for 25 years. She was trained on the stage of Athens Bar & Grill in Houston with a live Greek band. She still prefers to dance to live music but loves all styles of bellydance and the music, including Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, and Tribal of all sorts including Fusion, ATS (R), and Awalim’s own creation- OTS/Orientale Tribal Style.
Certified Dancing for Birth™ Instructor and Mother
For Pre and Post Natal Health
Optimal Fetal Positioning
Ziah became a mother in 2004 and trained in the international sensation Dancing for Birth™ in 2019. DfB combined Ziah’s 25+ years of bellydance and her more recent Birth Doula studies (cert BAI) to help reduce tension, increase oxytocin, loosen hips, which can all liberate the body to ease birth and make it a more pleasurable experience.
Director, Awalim Dance Co
Special Events for All Ages
The Awalim Dance Co has been entertaining across the globe since 1999. The dance company has always been made up of a diverse crew that truly represents what makes Atlanta awesome. Creators of OTS/Orientale Tribal Style.