As a musician, Carol fell in love with Middle Eastern music and by extension, became obsessed with what most people know as belly dance. She began her dance journey late 2008 at the Sahara School of Middle Eastern Dance in Washington, DC before moving to her current home base in 2010, the greater Seattle area. Since then, she has studied either privately or through workshops with Tamalyn Dallal, Jillina, Elisa Gamal, Nadira, Mahmoud Reda and many other well respected artists of the genre.
Through the dance, she lives to share the abundant joy she finds in the music and the moment. Her style is soulful and expressive, graceful but energetic, composed yet ecstatic. She is loosely influenced by the modern Egyptian dancers in Cairo, but the stars of classic Egyptian cinema are closest to her heart. As a musician herself, she truly shines when given the opportunity to dance to any type of live music whether it’s Middle Eastern classics, Egyptian folk music or even prog rock!