I am a cowboy boot-wearing, chocolate-loving, sci-fi-reading dancer, artist, metal-smith, cake decorator, stained-glass artist, world traveler, musician, wife and cat-mommy. Not necessarily in that order. That about covers it. My website is www.jamielynnbellydance.com and www.jkdsartanddesign.weebly.com
I've always loved ancient cultures-particularly Egyptian mythology. But really first and foremost is the music. And then the costumes!
Been: Athens, Crete,& Rhodes, Greece: Istanbul & Kusadasi,Turkiye: Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Colliour, France: Barcelona, Spain: Edinburgh, Sterling & Loch Ness, Scotland: Bergen, Flum & Myrdol, Norway: London, Oxford, & Dover, England: Roatan, Honduras: All over the Yucatan Penninsula, & Quaretaro, Mexico: Montreal, Vancouver & Victoria, Canada: all over the US.Going to: Hawaii (this year!) Peru, Egypt and Morocco Someday.....
Sohair Zaki, Purple, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake, Mythologies, Art Museums, Madam Abla Costumes, Horses, Istanbul Oriental Ensemble, the word phatasmagorical, Black and White Cats, Fossil hunting, Crete, My Family, Playing Zills, Road Trips, Disney World, Gemstones, DUNE, and deep bathtubs.
Dance style(s): Egyptian, Turkish Oryantal
I fell in love with Middle Eastern music. Then I found bellydance. It fulfills a part of me I did not even know existed-a desire to express the music, the emotion, the joy of movement. And just as important to me is to learn about another culture: their history, art, mythologies, and language. It may take more than a few lifetimes, but the journey is the best part.