Saphera has enjoyed dancing her whole life. She had formal dance training in ballet, and also studied Irish step, modern, salsa and swing dancing. She has studied and practiced yoga since 1995. She also studies hoop dancing!


In 2003 she saw one of Narah’s flyers and decided to try belly dance. She thought it would be good exercise and a fun form of dancing, but did not realize it would become a life long passion. 

In April of 2004 she did her first performance with her fellow classmates. Since then she has performed at several locations as well as in Narah’s Fire of the Soul tour. 

She started teaching belly dance in 2008. Because of her love of this dance form she wants everyone else to have the opportunity to experience the many amazing benefits it brings! To further her training she attends workshops with many world renowned dancers, studies through Datura Online, and was certified in level one of Sherena’s Hip Curve program.

List of Teachers

She has studied with:

Narah bint Durr


Ansuya – via GypsyNet

Instructors of Datura Online

She has taken workshops or classes with:

Rachel Brice of The Indigo and Bellydance Superstars

Safa and Neefa of Khafif

Carolena Nericcio of Fat Chance Bellydance

Megha Gavin of Devyani


Heather Stants of Urban Tribal

Jill Parker

Zafira Dance Company

Kami Liddle

Zoe Jakes of The Indigo and Bellydance Superstars

Moria Chappell from Bellydance Superstars


Elizabeth Strong

Kari of Sadiqa

Mardi Love of The Indigo and Bellydance Superstars

Carenza bint Asya


Tamara Nelson


Mira Betz


Sahra DeRoy

Ruby Beh

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