Zorina has been a popular performer in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. Her dance career began with membership in several Seattle-area troupes, including Bakalava, Sa’ada Dance Ensemble, and a duo with Sahaila called Mystical Mirage Duet.
Also a skilled and entertaining soloist, Zorina has polished her dance technique with classes and workshops with leading instructors Tahia Alibeck, Delilah, Morocco, Hadia, Suhaila Salimpour and others. For many years she was a regular performer in Seattle’s leading live-music nightclubs: George’s Bar & Grill, Meenar in Lake City, the India Palace, Epiro’s and Kolbeh, and Tony’s Grill in Kent.
She enjoys the opportunity to share her passion and respect for the dance with new dancers of all ages. For Zorina, belly dancing is much more than just the movement of the dance. It’s an art form where people come together to learn and grow, to be creative, to express feelings and to share and help each other, a sisterhood of love and friendships; it is the dance of life.