Instructors*

Suspira is a multi-award winning dancer, instructor, and choreographer and the owner and director of the Orlando Bellydance Academy in Central Florida.   She is well know for her many years as the featured bellydancer at the Walt Disney World Resort in Epcot’s Moroccan Pavilion, and for her warm, energetic performance and teaching style. She has performed for Saudi Arabian Royalty, the former President of Turkey, the Prince of Morocco and countless celebrities and has been featured in performances, workshops, and television programs across the United States and abroad and has been an instructor for over 20 years.  Learn more about Suspira on her biography page found here.

Laila is one of Central Florida’s most requested dancers, and has a strong background in many forms of dance, specializing in Raks Sharki (Belly Dance), Polynesian, Latin dances, and Samba.  Known for her unsurpassed sword dancing and lively personality, she has fascinated and delighted audiences across the country, and is the featured dancer in many local Middle Eastern restaurants.  Laila has been an instructor with Orlando Bellydance since 2003 and is delighted to share her love of dance with the Central Florida community.

Shainna is a multifaceted dancer and instructor that is trained in both Bellydance as well as the beautiful dances of India including  Bollywood, Folk, Bhangra and Classical Dances including Bharat Natyam, Kathak and Kuchipudi.  Her talents have brought her to the stage at Madison Square Garden, Jacob Javitts Center and New York City Hall.  Shainna can be seen dancing locally at the Arabian Nights Dinner Show as well as many  local Arabic restaurants.  As an instructor, Shainna enjoys sharing the captivating artform of Bellydance, Yoga, and Indian Dance and has a part of Orlando Bellydance and Orlando Bellydance’s “Orlando Dance Theatre” since 2006.

Anamitra is an exciting and innovative dancer and instructor that specializes in Bellydance, Burlesque & Exotic Dance, Theatrical Dance, and Acrobatics.  Known for her fearless stage persona, she enjoys spellbinding her audience with unique props and her edgy flair, and is also a resident dancer in Orlando Bellydance’s “Serpentina Dance Company”.  As an instructor, Anamitra is motivational, fun, and energetic and has been a part of the Orlando Bellydance family since 2006.




Kenia is known for her dynamic dance style and passionate and enthusiastic personality as a dance instructor. A member of Orlando Bellydance’s “Orlando Dance Theatre” as well as an exciting soloist, she is also trained in many dance styles and is well know for her mastery of Latin Dance and Middle Eastern dances, as well as hip hop and dance fusion. Kenia can be seen dancing in stage shows, restaurants, and in special appearances around the Central Florida area, and has a flair for keeping the audience at the edge of their seats.






A native of Russia, the beautiful Yana is not only an instructor at Orlando Bellydance, but also a master in many cultural dances, most notably Gypsy and Romani dances, in which she is Orlando Bellydance’s official instructors of, and one of the only truly authentic teachers of this artform in the country. Yana is a member of Bellydance’s “Orlando Dance Theatre” as well as an inspiring soloist and energetic dance educator well known for her attention to detail and proper technique.






Belda has been studying, performing, and teaching Middle Eastern dance since 1979.  She has graced the stage from Las Vegas to Cairo and spent much of her performance career in South Florida where she was a featured dancer in many nightclubs, restaurants, and festivals.  As an instructor, Belda has taught the art of bellydancing everywhere from universities to public schools, and has been with Orlando Bellydance since 2004.

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