Claire

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Claire

At age 16 while attending a party, Claire first encountered a Lebanese dancer who would serve as the inspiration for a lifelong passion for bellydancing. Claire has performed professionally as both dancer and musician for more than 20 years. During the past seven years, she has had great success teaching Middle Eastern dance and rhythm classes. In addition to her classes, workshops and performances in the greater Puget Sound area have helped to establish a continually expanding following of dedicated students. She is most admired for her blended style which conveys an appreciation for tradition as well as a committment to innovation and a deep reverence for the art form.

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Claire

  • Armando's Drumming Dazzles the Dancer
    Video review of "Uncle Mafufo's Riqs & Defs: a practical approach to Middle Eastern Frame Drums"
  • "Zig n Zag", a Music Review
    All of the instruments used for this recording are acoustic, providing a warm and genuine sound; nothing is looped, sampled or synthesized.