Na'ama Rose Bio
Na'ama Rose's passion for dance began at an early age studying ballet. She earned a B.A. in dance from Barat College where her studies included classical ballet, piano, and voice. After college, she continued her study of dance at the Lou Conte Dance Studio, and went on to perform professionally in dance, musical theatre, and opera.
In 1996, Na'ama began exploring the world of belly dance. She has studied with some of the great Egyptian masters including Yousry Sharif in New York, Dr. Mo Gedawwy, Raqia Hassan, and Aida Noor. In 2006, Na'ama traveled to Egypt and studied with Mahmoud Reda, founder of the renowned Reda Troupe, and Farida Fahmy, queen of Egyptian dance. Na'ama was one of the first dancers to receive a certificate in Egyptian dance from Egypt. Most recently, Na'ama has completed certification (level I) in Sahra Saeeda's "Journey through Egypt" course.
Na'ama has performed in belly dance venues all around the country including Little Egypt's "Ahlan Cairo Nights" in Texas; Raqia Hassan's Seminar and Show in California; and Aziza's "East Meets West" performance in Chicago. In 2007, she danced in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Salome as one of the belly dancers. Na'ama won 3rd place in the Midwest Belly Dance Challenge (now called the Maqam Challenge) in 2007 and served as one of the judges for the 2008 competition. Na'ama has written articles on belly dance and was a contributing writer for The Chronicles.
Na'ama is a well-seasoned, riveting performer and is known for her graceful, sensuous dance style. She captivates her audience with her enigmatic stage presence and innate sense of artistry. She is a devoted teacher and generously imparts her knowledge and skill with all of her students.