Ruslana provides family friendly entertainment for celebratory events such as weddings and birthdays. Additionally, Ruslana gives lessons one on one or to a small group. Influenced by professional local belly dancers with whom Ruslana trained, her style is a mixture of lebanese and egyptian cabaret.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 2 - 20 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish
What to Expect
As a customer you can expect a graceful elegant dancer that brings up the energy of the event and inspires others to dance. While presenting myself in a professional manner, I will engage playfully with the audience.
As a student you can expect me to teach you the basics you will need to start practicing on your own.
-upper body isolations
-lower body isolations
-stretches and exercises to improve belly dance movement
Ruslana has learned the art of Raqs Sharqi from locally and internationally renowned belly dance teachers Ava Fleming and Meena Gorgese. The moment she witnessed Shakira belly dancing, she was inspired to learn it on her own. It was not until Ava Fleming's class at Arizona State University in 2011 that she started learning on a more serious level.
Drawing from her teachers' influence, her style is mainly Egyptian Cabaret with Lebanese flair. While regularly training in the traditional styles of Raqs Sharqi, Ruslana enjoys venturing into experimental arena. She has belly danced to a live funk band, poetry, didgeridoo and the ASU laptop orchestra, among other live performers.
Some of the venues that Ruslana has appeared at in her career include The Lost Leaf, Trunk Space, The Fire House, The Alwun House, The Refuge, Daddy O's Grill, Lawn Gnome, Copper Star Coffee, 51 West, Pho Cao, Rogue Bar, Arizona State Fair, 1001 Nights, Rotana Mediterranean Restaurant and more.
Past Booked Events
|September 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Gas Light Circus Performance|
Influences & Inspiration
North American Belly Dancers: Ava Fleming, Meena Gorgese, Sadie Marquardt, Suhaila Salimpour
MIddle Eastern Belly Dancers: Fifi Abdou, Soheir Zaki, Zizi Mostafa
audio system, speakers for the music
dancing floor space (tile or wood)
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