Anastasia Giorgiova discovered her love for dance at age 4 and enjoyed her teen years performing in many company productions with Ballet Northeast, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She has a strong foundation in ballet, jazz, contemporary, Brazilian samba, and burlesque, however, it was the art of belly dance that stole her heart. She found her soul connected to Middle Eastern dance during the search to learn more about her own Lebanese ethnic background. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 2000s, she began studying with various mentors and performing raqs sharqi.
IrinaXara has been engaging audiences since childhood through dance, and began studying Middle Eastern-derived dance forms in 2005. Her influences are a collage from all over the map. Her foundations are in raqs sharqi and a variety of Middle Eastern and Arabic folkdances. Her current emphasis is on performing and reflecting upon the dance stylizations of Anatolian, Iraqi, Iranian and al-Sham cultures, as well as American Cabaret stylizations and theatrical fusion.
Jewel (of Denial) kicked off her performance career in 2003 with The Velvet Hammer Burlesque and has been performing, teaching, mentoring, choreographing, modeling, touring, directing, & judging since. Named one of the Top 50 Industry Figures by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine & title holder with The Burlesque Hall of Fame–the world’s only burlesque museum. 2010 marked Jewel’s foray into Middle Eastern dance, & in 2016 she established Crown Jewels Entertainment–a commercial entertainment company & culmination of work fusing burlesque, bellydance, jazz, & showgirl stylings in choreography, costume & headdress design.
Shauntel Jarreau is a classic oriental fusion belly dance artist residing in Los Angeles, California. A dedicated student of belly dance, Shauntel has had the honor of training under and dancing alongside her mentor DeVilla of Hollywood since the start of her career.
Soni Benson has been studying dance since she was thirteen years old with a focus on lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and multiple belly dance styles. As a member of a state champion dance team, Soni has won several awards from the Oregon State Dance Association. She has been featured in the LA Weekly as a soloist and group performer in the dance comedies “Bathroom Follies” and “Go Metro.” She loves belly dance with a passion and practices daily.