Helena Vlahos

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Helena Vlahos

Helena Vlahos is well known for her classical belly dance style as well as her "Nine Quarter and Dollar Bill Act". She is in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Unique Abdominal Dexterity".

Helena started her career in 1964 in Los Angeles, California where she performed in the local Greek and Middle Eastern night clubs. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1971 where she was invited to perform at the Bacchanal Greek Restaurant. Helena opened and operated two belly dance schools in Houston and Austin, Texas.

In 1978 Helena moved back to Los Angeles and was invited to perform her unique quarter act on television shows such as "AM Los Angeles", "That's Incredible", "Spectacular World of Guinness Records" and many more.

Helena is a sought after performer and workshop instructor and travels extensively but still finds time to perform and teach locally as well. Catch Helena's show at the Bacchanal Greek restaurant in Phoenix (check out the "Appearances" page on her website).

Helena is in the Executive Panel of Judges for the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition held every February in Long Beach California.

In January 2006 Helena was featured as the "Diva of Dance" in the "Studio" A Quarterly Journal of Folk & International Music & Dance. She was also featured In the Summer 2008 edition of "Belly Dance a Raqs Sharqi Magazine" www.bellydancemag.com. For more information on Helena Vlahos visit her web site.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Helena Vlahos

  • Recognizing Accomplishment: Atlantis!
    I get so excited over the events they are producing, that I have no thoughts about them as dancers. All I think about is the person who is performing or teaching and the merchandise that the venders are selling. I only think of the sponsors as being effective with the business side of Bellydancing.