Crystal Silmi by Blue Pacific Photography

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Crystal Silmi

Santa Cruz to Spain

Crystal Silmi is a belly dance fusion performer, instructor and choreographer from San Francisco, California USA. She has become known for her unique style of hip hop infused movements and has performed for audiences around the world.

Skilled in both the art of classical Middle Eastern dance and modern fusion, Crystal puts her Arab American roots to the stage with a deep sense of rhythm and powerful athleticism. As a long time student of master instructor Suhaila Salimpour, Crystal has been a member of both the Suhaila Dance Company and Bal Anat.

In 2006 she founded the belly dance fusion troupe RaksArabi based out of Santa Cruz, California USA. RaksArabi dazzled audiences at festivals, charity events and a variety of venues drawing upon hip hop, jazz, North African and other dance styles enhancing the art of belly dance with a vivid and contemporary feel.

Now residing in Madrid, Spain, Crystal is seeking to expand and share her art throughout Europe and inspire students to explore themselves through the expressive art of dance.

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