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Who We Are

Shani Brown is a seasoned Oriental and North African dance artist based in San Diego. She dances classical Egyptian Raqs Sharki and North African Folkloric drawing from her Tunisian Roots. In the 2000s, Shani performed at cultural festivals and restaurants in Chicago, typically accompanied by a live band. As a musician herself, Shani would occasionally play clarinet with the band for a song or two before stepping up to dance.

After a hiatus from the dance world to pursue her Marine Biology career and raise two daughters, Shani returned to professional bellydance. Her primary motive is to reconnect to the international dance community and the heart of the dance and to inspire other dancers.

Shani instructs and inspires others on their bellydance journeys. She loves introducing people to the rich music and the world of bellydance. At the same time, she draws inspiration from seeing the confidence and joy that learning brings to her students. Shani is also a Zumba Fitness Instructor guiding others to find joy in movement in that same spirit. Shani is a firm believer in the idea that dance is for everyone and everybody.

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