Sandra

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Sandra

Sandra began studying Middle Eastern Belly Dance in 1994 while a student at the University in Berkeley, California. She performed for two years with Troupe Tabu, under the direction of her instructor, Nanna Candelaria, who continues to be a strong influence on her career.

Sandra enriches her interpretation of bellydance by studying other styles of dance. In 1995, Sandra traveled to Morelia, Mexico to spend six months studying Flamenco intensively with Maestro Alfredo at the studio of D.A.E. (Danses Arabes y Flamenco) and sharing her knowledge of bellydance with students and instructors at the studio.

After graduating from Berkeley and living abroad for a year, Sandra returned to the Bay Area to pursue a Masters degree from Stanford University, and continue studying dance. Sandra currently has the privilege of studying Middle Eastern, Persian and Central Asian dance with Lorna Zilba in San Francisco and maintains her long-time interest in Classical Indian dance by studying and performing with Shreelata Suresh's Vishwa Shanthi school of Bharatha Natyam.

Sandra currently teaching classes in the Palo Alto area and performs regularly at Yaas Restaurant in San Mateo and frequently at Chatanoga Persian club, Saaghi, and Hazkohneh in the South Bay.

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