Awards and Honors

1st Runner Up

Goddess Category

Belly Dancer USA

Canyonville, OR

June 2017

1st Place

Professional Alternative Category

Belly Dancer USA

Canyonville, OR

June 2016

1st Runner Up

Jewel of the Redwoods

Arcata, CA

October 2015

 

1st Runner Up

People's Choice Competition

Redding, CA

June 2015

Performance video available here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?ref=profile_open_graph&v=P4yFKzicGuA&fb_source=timeline_og&app=desktop

 

2nd Runner Up

Jewel of the Redwoods

Arcata, CA

October 2014

 

2nd Runner Up

People's Choice Competition

Redding, CA

April 2013

 

Miss Congeniality

Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant

Walnut Grove, CA

May 2011

 

1st Runner Up

Troupe Category

Wiggles of the West

Las Vegas, NV

July 2009

 

1st Runner Up

Troupe Alternative Category

Wiggles of the West

Las Vegas, NV

July 2009

 

1st Runner Up

People's Choice, Troupe Category

Belly Dancer USA

Canyonville, OR

June 2010

 

Events Produced By Idena:

 

Hips & Hearts Benefit Soiree

People's Choice Competition and Fundraiser for Multiple Charities

March 31 2012

Medford, OR

Wild River Pizza and Brewhouse

Medford, OR

 

Wild Rogue Hip-Crafted Belly Dance Showcase

Monthly showcase for local and visiting artists to perform publicly.

2008-2012

Wild River Pizza and Brewhouse

Medford, OR

 

Enchanted Evening of Belly Dance I

This event is a result of mustering the courage to invite favorite performer Ruby Beh to teach a workshop in Medford. She asked if there would be a show. Of course I would create a show! (Yikes.)

November 2008

OSF's Carpenter Hall

Ashland, OR

 

Workshops for this event: 

Flawless Floor Work

Turkish Rom Dance

 

Enchanted Evening of Belly Dance II

Senior Project for completion of Health/PE degree from SOU. 

November 2010

Featured Artist: Sedona Ruiz

OSF's Carpenter Hall

Ashland, OR

 

Workshops for this event: 

Drum Solo Technique and Theory

FAN tastic Fan Veils

 

 

 

 

Workshops and Seminars attended:

April 2018

NYCairo

Mohamed Shahin, Classical Raqs Sharqi

Dr. Gamal Seif: Raqs Assaya

November 2017

Johana Sahira Secrets of Egypt Series:

     1. Classical Oriental Dance - Golden Age Trip

     2. Abdel Halim Hafez Special (Interpretation Mastership)

     3. Oriental Dance Q&A with Joana

     4.  Modern Oriental

     5. Tabla Madness

Portland, OR

July 2017

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp

Week Long Workshops:

Shoshanna Rose: 4 Yard Veils

www.shoshannaland.com

Karim Nagi: Saidi Stick Dance
Amina Goodyear: Egyptian Baladi, Shaabi, and Raqs Sharqi
Susu and Terriann: Drummer/Dancer Connection
Rowan Storm: Frame Drum
www.rowanstorm.com/
Drop-In Classes:
L'Emir Hassan Harfouche: Lebanese Dabke
https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutBellydance/posts/842261845871638
Ruby Beh: Turkish Style Belly Dancing
www.bigfunbellydance.com
Georges Lammam: Arabic Singing
Dr. Scott Marcus: Arabic Maqams

May 2017

Sensai John Fox

Self-Defense Tactics 

Phoenix, OR

May 2017

Deena Mauer

Vintage 9/8

Sutherlin, OR

August 2016

Fahtiem Guta Fahtiem

Signature Veil

Seattle, WA

July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp

Week Long Workshops:

Shoshanna Rose: 4 Yard Veils

www.shoshannaland.com

Shahrzad Khorsandi: Classical Persian Dance
http://dancepersian.org/
Rowan Storm: Frame Drum
www.rowanstorm.com/
Drop-In Classes:
L'Emir Hassan Harfouche: Lebanese Dabke
https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutBellydance/posts/842261845871638
Ruby Beh: Turkish Style Belly Dancing
www.bigfunbellydance.com
Georges Lammam: Arabic Singing
Dr. Scott Marcus: Arabic Maqams

January 2016

Sahra Seeda

Journey Through Egypt Seminar 1

Portland, OR

January 2016

Sahra Seeda

Baladi and Saiidi Workshop

Portland, OR

 

November 2015

Karim Nagi

Raks Assaya

Drum Solos and

Arabic Maqams and Musicality

 

October 2015

Ruby Beh

Explorations in Improvisation and

Tackling Transitions

MEDGE Fall Festival

Eugene, OR

 

July 2015

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp
Week Long Workshops:

Shoshanna Rose: 4 Yard Veils

www.shoshannaland.com

Shahrzad Khorsandi: Classical Persian Dance
http://dancepersian.org/
Leila Haddad: Raqs Sharqi Baladi
Ruby Beh: Turkish Style Drum Solo
bigfunbellydance.com
 
Drop-In Classes:
L'Emir Hassan Harfouche: Lebanese Dabke
https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutBellydance/posts/842261845871638
Suzie Tekbilek: Turkish Dancing
Amel Tafsout: North African Dancing
Samira Haddad: Lebanese Cabaret Dancing
Dr. Scott Marcus: Arabic Maqams
 

May 2015

Karim Nagi

Saidi Tahteeb and Assaya,

Maqam and Taxim for Dancers,

Live Drum Solo for Dancers, and

Survey of Arab Music for Dancers

Portland, OR

http://www.karimnagi.com/

 
February 2015
Journey through Egypt 3 and 4 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIPnckpl6lc&sns=fb
Baladi Walk and Mohammed Ali Street with Sahra Saeeda and Khaled Mansour
Cairo, Egypt
Gawazee dance with Kariyah Mazzin, Luxor, Egypt
Tahtib Martial Arts with
Raks Assaya with Mostafa Booryia, Luxor, Egypt
Khafafa Saidi with Saad Hassan, Luxor, Egypt
 
 
 

 

Idena with friends and trophies. Idena, Ruby, Nilay, and Souzana 

Belly Dancer USA 2016

Big smiles after Jewel of the Redwoods Competition/Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival. Lower photo features fellow dancer and good friend Deborah Rennie

Arcata, Ca October 2013

Idena is Miss Congeniality at the prestigious Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2011. L-R Cassandra Fox, Idena, Kalilah Samah, Isis San Miguel, Yvonne Periera-Dudley, and Namira.

Walnut Creek, CA

Photo courtesy James Schipper (edited by Idena)

Trophy Line-Up with Black Widow Bellydance (Kerry Greene), Idena, and Nicole Srp. 

People's Choice event produced by Deeta Pasero.

Redding, CA December 2015

Photo Courtesy Jonathan Parsons

Enchanted Evening of Belly Dance November 2012

Ashland, OR

Photo Courtesy Micheal Baxter

Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant

Walnut Creek, CA

May 2015

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