Aisha is a belly dance performer, instructor, and company director based in North Carolina. She has had the pleasure of performing along the East Coast, performing internationally, and teaching to students in the US, Australia, and UK.
Aisha is a versatile artist, not only training in bellydance, but also in Samba, Contemporary, Modern, Afro Fusion, and more. She has danced professionally in multiple dance companies and multiple different dance styles, bringing her experience of those arts to her own dance performance.
Aisha prides herself on staying true to the music + the moment, letting the energy and nuances of the music and the audience flow through her to create captivating performances.
Aisha Studios Bellydance School offers classes each and every Thursday at Elite Ballroom, Morrisville, NC. Here is the class schedule ⤵️
6-7pm - SharQui: The Bellydance Workout
SharQui - The Bellydance Workout is what happens when authentic bellydance meets high energy fitness.
SharQui workouts don’t just get you sweating, they teach classic bellydance moves in flow. Everyone is welcome regardless of age, gender, appearance, and dance or fitness level.
7-8pm - Bellydance Performance Foundations
In this beginner-focused class, you'll build the foundational skills for performing bellydance: technique, musicality, choreography memorization, prop work, improvisation, and stage presence/expression.
No dance experience is required for this class! You'll learn bellydance movement vocabulary from the very basics.
8-9pm - Bellydance Performance Development (select Thursdays)
In this class, we'll continue building our skills for performing bellydance at the intermediate and advanced level.
In addition to all topics covered in the foundations class, we’ll also develop our ability to dance in heels, have deeper emotional connection to the music and the audience, and how to perform in different settings.
Aisha is a premier entertainer, incorporating style, sass, fun, and cheekiness in all her performances. Expect awe-inspiring props like sword and candle tray, and beautiful flowing props like veil and wings to captivate your audience. Guests of honor always feel extra special in Aisha’s sets, as she spotlights them by bringing them on the dance floor and dancing to their favorite tune.
Aisha is also an incredible workshop instructor. Whether you are looking to book a beginner workshop for you or your friends, or you are looking to book a workshop for more experienced dancers, Aisha will craft a workshop just for you.
All performances and workshops require a 50% deposit + a signed contract upon booking. Travel fees also apply for travel over 90 minutes round trip. Dancing on holidays is 2x normal pricing.
Starting at $250 for parties, $350 for weddings and galas
Aisha serves cities and regions all over North Carolina + virtually all over the world.
She works most often in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Cary), Piemont-Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington), and Charlotte Metro + Lake Norman areas (Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Mooresville, Statesville).
Bookings are available outside of North Carolina. Email to inquire.