Ustadza is a bellydance performer and American Tribal Style® certified teacher based in Prescott, Arizona. Her warm energetic performances with an emphasis on technique make for an exciting cultural experience.
Ustadza’s background is in tribal bellydance and she loves to incorporate Vintage Oriental and Folkloric movement whenever possible. Her specialties include zills (finger cymbals), candle tray, veil, sword, cane, water pot and skirtwork. She has also chosen to follow the path of bellydancers from the past by learning to sing various bellydance folk songs in Arabic, Greek and Turkish.
Ustadza teaches level 1 – 3 classes at Elks Perfroming Arts Center. Her students appreciate her ability to breakdown movement to suit all skill levels. “I want to thank you for teaching this class, as it’s having a much greater impact on my life than merely learning a cool dance. I can’t stop coming back because of the joy of being challenged by new moves and the beauty of the dance and culture surrounding it.” – Level 2 student
She has a big place in her heart for bellydance history and has made it a mission to keep her students well informed on the evolution of the dance.
In the Press
Daily Courier’s coverage of Acker Music Festival
“[belly] dance routine by Ustadza Azra featured an elaborate costume with angelic diaphanous wings that was a crowd-pleaser…carefully placed platters mounted with burning candles…very intricate, with readiness relying on steadiness.”
5enses magazine coverage of Ustadza and her DVD
Daily Courier’s coverage of Ustadza teaching at Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive
Read Full Article: Prescott teacher chosen to lead workshop at international conference
Arizona Morning Scramble Interview