Personal Mission Statement: To create an empowered community by sharing the wisdom gained during my 25 years of experience, limitations, and transformation.
COACH TEACHER DIRECTOR PRODUCER PERFORMER
Ziah Ali, Director of Awalim Dance Company, is an internationally recognized Tribal belly dance performer, coach, community builder, and event producer who has studied this dance form since 1991. Her dynamic style is technically complex, historically informed, musically sensitive, and keeps the pure joy of bellydance front and center in every performance. She has watched the Tribal Bellydance Community unfold throughout the world, starting with the Urban Primitive and Feminist cultures in the US and seeping into all aspects of bellydance throughout the world.
Ziah has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a condition that effects collagen, which makes up 85% of your body. Collagen is the structure for skin, organs, connective tissue, cartilage, veins, and arteries. She uses dance to help strengthen her muscles to support, promote healthy circulation, and provide healthy levels of endorphins for pain management. EDS informs her style of teaching to be very safety and alignment conscious.Solo Fan Veil Performance of Ziah in Richmond, VA Song: Ziah avec Quinte Musicians: Al Cofrin, Majda Anwar, Dave Machek, Denys Proteau