internationally acclaimed dance performer, Amaya has danced all
her life and in many facets of show business. She has traveled
extensively throughout nineteen different countries teaching and
performing. She produces the annual “Oriental Potpourri” and
intensive but intimate retreat called the "Wise Woman Retreat"
in New Mexico.
As a performer, Amaya’s dance is
filled with passion and fire, tempered with elegance and flashes
of fun. Her dance is an unusual showcase of Spanish/Arabic
styling with soul-stirring taksims.
Thirty years of teaching has
helped Amaya to expertly instruct from the beginning dancer to
the professional dancer by incorporating basic level steps to
“super-embellished” moves while using dynamic music — all mixed
with a healthy dose of humor and life philosophies. This
combination provides all level seminar attendees with a
satisfying, challenging workshop experience.
Says international dancer Super Star, Suhail Salimpour, "Amaya
is a artist and a woman with the richness of emotion that only
comes from the depths of her soul. After each performance,
I can feel who she is as a woman . . . it isn't just a mere
Amaya Wise Woman Dancer)