The Gilded Serpent presents...

Charmaine Getz

Kharmine, aka Charmaine Ortega Getz

Charmaine Ortega Getz is a freelance writer living in northern Colorado, with a BA in journalism, an MFA in prose writing and many years experience in copy editing and writing for newspapers and magazines. She has studied ballet, jazz and Renaissance-era dance and met her husband, Steve, at an English country dance camp. She began studying belly dance with Natasha in 2006 and collects vintage belly dance record albums.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Charmaine

  • Fresh Old Sounds
    Seeking fresh sounds in belly dance music? Consider a trip back to the 1950s up to the groovy ‘70s when a new style of music was bringing the East to the West.
  • Seeking Sol Bloom
    Unbeknownst to Bloom, the troupe had a hired Algerian guide, “a giant Kablye,” who had lived in London and was able to chide Bloom sternly in an accent “normally heard in an English drawing room."