The Gilded Serpent presents...


Queen of the Desert!
(aka Ann Lucas)

I have been dancing for four years, two years professionally. I learned the art of belly dancing while living in South Florida, though I always loved the music and the costumes. I have had the rare opportunity to study with one of the best instructors-Ms.Tasha Banat. Had it not been for her, I don't think I would have come as far as I have in such a short time.

I am one of the founding members of the Desert Moon Dancers, along with two other wonderful dancers. Currently we are performing on two coasts. A few of us are in Las Vegas, while the remaining founding member is in Florida.

I have been very lucky in my short career. I have danced at several Middle Eastern restaurants in Florida as well as on cruise ships and for private parties. One of the highlights of my career has been to dance with the "Sexiest Mayor" in the country (so the media says), Mayor Alex Pinellas (he is sexy).

I have taught belly dancing at Broward Community College I am currently belly dancing and giving private lessons in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am also teaching workshops in stage magic for belly dancers. I will be teaching in Las Vegas until May, and then I will be teaching classes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. If you have any questions about magic or where you get good tricks at a reasonable rate, please e-mail Neferteri.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Neferteri

  • Dancer's After-Life, Have You Prepared?
    It would have been a true tragedy to lose these items that are rich in dance history and were priceless to Marliza.
  • Smooth Growth of Community Event, Las Vegas Intensive
    It was interesting to note that everyone I talk to said they came to the convention so they can say that they had danced in Las Vegas.
  • Fahteim in Vegas
    The Las Vegas 2006 belly dance season is off to a phenomenon beginning!
  • What Kind of Snakes are Good for Dancing?
    “So many snakes, so little time.” What is a girl to do? I am often asked what is a good snake to dance with. Well, that depends on two things.
  • Belly Dancing in Las Vegas (part 1 of 2)
    I am pleased to introduce a few of “The Divas of Las Vegas!”
  • Belly Dancing in Las Vegas- Part 2
    Who are those good looking and talented men behind the dancers?
  • Belly Dancing with Snakes
    My snakes have their own room with a scenic view of Las Vegas, and it is temperature controlled.
  • Glass Dancing
    The art of dancing on glass is a true measure of talent and nerve. It can be one of the hardest things you can do as a dancer, but the rewards are awesome!
  • I am Neferteri
    There appears to be some curiosity about the racial background of a dancer. I don't fully understand why anyone in today's world would care, but they do.
  • Farouk
    "I am always looking for ways to enhance my performance and leave a memorable impression"
  • Using Magic is My Style
    Do you want to make more money at your next gig? The answer is Magic!!!