Belly dance has its origins in Egypt but it is no more limited to its country of origin. What was once known as country/folk dance, is today a global craze. Also, the new dancers have evolved it to suit their country or region. So, we’ve new belly dancers leading the top 10 list and they aren’t only from Egypt.
Belly dancing involves the movement of the belly and torso. It requires greater control over the abdominal muscles and it is possible only after hardcore workouts and practice. Today belly dancers are called to perform in movies, stage shows, and social and cultural functions.
Here’re the top 10 belly dancers in the world
- Amelia Zidane
One of the finest belly dancers in the world, Amelia Zidane deserves to be at No. 1 on the list because she opted for dancing despite stiff opposition from her family. Few people know that she studied psychology and that she is trained in kids’ psychology. Like others her parents also wanted her to make a career in psychology. But she found her interest in belly dancing and went on to become one of the most popular belly dancers in the world. Today she choreographs and directs her programs.
- Alla Kushnir
Second, on the list of top belly dancers is Alla Kushnir but she is second to none in dancing. Her command over oriental dance is excellent and her performance is fuelled with passion and vitality. Also, she has performed in many countries and created great echoes in belly dancing. She believes that dance has the power to change one’s attitude toward their identity and surroundings. Alla Kushnir has won many international awards and titles including … Read more