For most of Amber’s life, movement – gymnastics, ice skating, dancing – has always been there. When she was young, she could be found waltzing by herself in the living room (much to her mortification when her dad walked in). In college she began Scottish country dancing and performing at festivals. A few years later she discovered belly dancing through a friend who was taking a class with the wonderful Ruby. From there it was love at first sight.
Amber loves the empowerment of learning how one’s body moves and forming that connection between body and music.
Amber loves the empowerment of learning how one’s body moves and forming that connection between body and music. Belly dance has given her an appreciation of music and a confidence in her body that she never thought she would have. Over the years Amber has studied with some of the most amazing dancers: Ruby, Mellilah, Jalene, Dahlia and Nazaneen. In recent years, she decided to push herself forward in the world of live music. In 2014, Amber competed in Belly Dance Off and won the title of Rising Star Grand Champion.
Amber regularly performs at Harissa Mediterranean Restaurant and Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant in Seattle. When she isn’t dancing, Amber can be found doing science at her day job and hanging out with her family and friends.