Myra has been studying this art form since attending her first bellydance class with her mother at age 3, and is greatly blessed to have studied with, performed with, taught and mentored generations of extraordinary dancers. Learn more about Myra here.
I am so delighted to receive the HipMix Inspire Award! My commitment to the art form of belly dance, and the women who need and love it, has been my life path, my spiritual journey, and my great honor.
In addition to all of the incredible places I have been able to perform, teach, and study, my trip to Egypt in 2008 was one of the highlights of my professional and personal life.
"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it." - Martha Graham
Myra Krien is an international performer, choreographer and teacher. She is known for her elegant and graceful presence as well as her stylistic versatility, from traditional Egyptian (folkloric and modern) to (ATS) tribal and contemporary fusion forms, with a strong emphasis on Flamenco and East Indian dance. A highly sought after workshop instructor and choreographer, her workshops are often described as "profound and inspirational". She imbues her teaching with a deep respect and abiding passion for the form, strong emphasis on anatomical technique and history of the art form and culture.
The Owner/Director of Pomegranate Studios, founder of the youth mentorship program Pomegranate SEEDs (Self-Esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance), Artistic Director/Choreographer for the Mosaic Dance Company, Creator of Persephone - Transformative Clothing, and the creator of Funk-Ex, a state-of-the-art fitness program, Myra has her hands (and feet) full. She tours regularly from New York to Boise to Alaska to Hawaii, and workshop participants rave about her wisdom, energy, and unbeatable expertise.
Dance style(s): Oriental, Tribal, and Tribal Fusion
Some highlights of her career as a dancer:
In 1996, Myra was the opening act for Sony recording artist Ottmar Liebert. She toured internationally, performing to sold-out audiences in some of the most prestigious theatres in the world and appeared in the PBS special "Wide Eyed and Dreaming." Myra's work has appeared on Japanese television and has been reviewed by national publications: Dance Magazine, the Santa Fean, and Bliss Magazine. She was asked to speak, perform and teach at the Ms. Foundation annual conference 2006. In 2007, the Santa Fean magazine saluted Krien for her outstanding contributions to the city of Santa Fe. Since then she has continued to win awards as both a dancer and teacher, and traveled extensively to both teach and perform.