Even though Jeannine primarily dances an American Cabaret style of belly dance, she is also trained in both Egyptian and Improv Tribal Style. She has studied extensively with Janim and Lisa Zahiya. Additional instruction has been provided by Jemeena, Maria Hamer, Joanna Abel, and Colleen Wilde. Workshop attendance has included Nada El Masriya, Angelica Jordan, Victoria Teel, Sadie Marquardt, Luna of Cairo, Samira Shuruk, Nefertiti, Sherena, and Unsuk.
Jeannine believes that everyone has a reason to dance; personally, she dances for self-empowerment. Her drive for self-empowerment and her passion for dancing illuminates through her crowd interaction. Additionally, as a trained and certified k-12 educator, Jeannine effectively scaffolds material for all students regardless of individual dance backgrounds.
Jeannine is a founding member of Janim’s Troupe Faraatha, which performs at festivals, galas, and fundraising events. In addition to the previously named events types, Jeannine also performs at restaurants as well as various private events.
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