BEHIND THE DANCE
Sonia of Breña Belly Dance is a belly dance performer and instructor in the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area. She specializes in tribal style belly dance, and dance improvisation. She has trained intensively with tribal belly dancer and yogi Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, and Suhaila Salimpour. Her most recent certifications are in Suhaila Salimpour Format, Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements Program, and Faith Hunter Yoga 200 Hour Certification RYT. She has been teaching since 2007 and had the privilege of teaching at University of Maryland, Embrace DC, Mind Your Body Oasis, and the Dance Institute of Washington. Her side project include The Red Tent, that performed Baltimore's Artscape, and Majnooni Productions, a belly dance project influenced by surrealist art and circus performance.