The Oasis Bellydancer of the Month: Updated 8/2/18

AUGUST'S 2018'S BELLYDANCER OF THE MONTH:


RACHEL KAY BROOKMIRE (Sahara Dance Founder)
Washington, D.C.

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Her Sahara Bio Page
Her Instagram Page
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OASIS QUICKIES:
*You will RARELY catch RKB without a reason to be smiling in your presence.
*She started Sahara Dance in a small makeshift rowhouse not far from the Jack Guidone Theatre/Joy of Motion studio back in the summer of 2000. BTW, the opening was sold out, spilling out into the street.
*She, along with Saphira (Saffron Dance-NoVA) co-founded Raqs Sahara, the 1st dance company, and was a driving force in bringing the Bellydance Superstars tour and workshops to the DC area back in the day.
*Literally tons of local bellydancers who has come in contact with RKB has gone on to international stardom, including Shahrzad (DE), Ebony (DC) and Rin Ajna (DC).
*RKB is one of the MOST textbook practioners on foundation teachng of Classical Egyptian bellydance (that's not born or from Egypt) on the planet.
*Also owns Sahara Dance Entertainment (SDE), which has produced many of the local bellydancers currently performing in area restaurants throughout the DMV.
*She is as good a teacher as she is through her devoted training and taking of workshops abroad as well as workshops from the people she recruits to her studio over the years.
*She started training through now-NYCer Autumn Leah Ward and was a member of Laurel Victoria Gray's famed Slik Road Dance Company.
*RKB is also a devout practitioner of yoga in her spare time.
*She has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Boston University.
*One of the few bellydancers throughout my Oasis history(going back online since 2001) who you will RARELY if EVER catch her doing a bellyroll. :) Her focus is more towards body undulations and movements.
*Is worldly recognizd for her outstanding shimmying prowess.
*She was one of those who her were the 1st to envision ''theatrical ensemble'' bellydancing, which inspired her to do the 1st Under a Desert Sky (which then became Moon) 15 years ago and is still going strong to this very day and is part of a tsunami of performances that extends past a traditional hafla worldwide.
*Has been a special blessing to all of us and those who appreciated the art form, especially to have her here in DC. :)

BFJ (8/2/18).
  
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                        THIS MONTH'S BELLYDANCE WEB GEMS 
 

         
              RACHEL GEORGE OF SAN DIEGO, CA


OTHER BELLYDANCERS TO CHECK OUT:
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   *BRANDON'S OASIS: THE BELLYDANCERS OF THE MONTH*
 
2001                                           2002                                           2003                                 2004                                   2005
MAY DANIELLE DiFRONZO-FL      JAN BELLYQUEEN-NY                  JAN NEON-NY                     JAN SUHAILA-CA               JAN AMULYA-HOL
JUN AZZIZA-MI                              FEB ARELLA-TN                          FEB PIPER-MD                    FEB SHEMS-MD                 FEB SAMIRA SHURUK-MD
JUL ATHEENA-TX                         MAR AMMOURA-MEX                   MAR AZIZA OR                   MAR TSIKKI-NV                  MAR EGYPTIAN SUN-MD
AUG ZAHEEA-CA                           APR RANIA-CA                             APR ANAHATA-CA             APR SARAH SKINNER-NY   APR MARK BALAHADIA-NY
SPT DELILAH-WA                         MAY SORAYA-NJ                          MAY KIRA-FL                     MAY NERISSA MILLER-MD  MAY SUNYATTA-D.C.
OCT SUZANNA DEL VECCHIO-CO  JUN FAT CHANCE BD-CA             JUN HADIA-CAN                 JUN ARTEMIS-MD               JUN KAYA STAR-CO
NOV AZIZA NAWAL-GA                  JUL DUNYA-MA                            JUL VEENA&NEENA-CA      JUL TAZINA-NY                  JUL MARTIYA POSSESSION-DC
DEC JAKA-VA                                AUG ZAHIRAH-MD                        AUG BD SUPERSTARS       AUG FARHANA-CA             AUG CORTNEY ARMITAGE-NY
                                                      SPT SHABNAM PENA-CA             SPT RACHEL BROOKMIRE-DC  SPT AVA FLEMING-AZ       SPT ASHARAH-VA
                                                      OCT NATASHA VERUSHKA-NY     OCT SADIE-CO                   OCT ATHALLIA-NY             OCT RACHEL GEORGE-OR
                                                      NOV AMIRA MOR-NJ                    NOV LUCIE GINGRAS-CAN  NOV MAYA GAORRY-ITA    NOV OLU-CA
                                                      DEC RACHEL BRICE-CA                DEC LOTUS NIRAJA-MD     DEC ANSUYA-FL                 DEC ADRY SVRAKA-HUN
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2006                                             2007                                            2008                                  2009                                  2010
JAN SERA-NY                                 JAN AYSHAH-PA                           JAN KAIHEA-D.C.                JAN AUTUMN WARD-NY      JAN ZA-BETH-MA
FEB TALETHA-KY                           FEB YUCY EL-BANAN-VA               FEB JEHAN KAMAL-NY       FEB ELYSA-D.C.                  FEB MEITAL SASSI-ISR
MAR MARINA-FL                            MAR ALEXIS-D.C.                          MAR SHAYNA-NY                MAR JILLINA-CA                 MAR EVA CERNIK-CO
APR RENA-PA                                APR KAMI LIDDLE-CA                    APR LEYLA ZAHAR-P.R.     APR AMIR THALEB-ARG      APR NAIMAH-MD
MAY NATHALIE-FL                         MAY MARTA-D.C.                           MAY AHAVA-CA                  MAY NINA AMAYA-MD         MAY MIA NAJA-MD
JUN TEMPEST-CA                          JUN KATYA FARIS-IN                     JUN VALERIE RUSHMERE-PA    JUN ZOE JAKES-CA             JUN SAMANTHA EMANUEL-ENG
JUL PETITE JAMILLA-AL                JUL SHADIYAH-MD                        JUL AVEYANDA SKYE-HOL  JUL TAKA-CO                     JUL SHIRA-IA
AUG SHAKIRA-COL                        AUG TROUPE HIPNOSIS-PA           AUG ROMKA-DC/VA            AUG AUNT ROCKY-NY         AUG DAUGHTERS of RHEA-GRE/MD
SPT TAAJ-VA                                 SPT RHEA-GRE                              SPT SADIE-CO                     SPT TYPHRODISIA-MD       SPT  HELENA VLAHOS-AZ
OCT MYRYKA-AZ                            OCT VASHA HATAL-DE                OCT KYBRAY CORR-MEX     OCT FATIMA BASSMAH-PA       OCT SHIRAZ-DE
NOV ZAFIRA DANCE-PA                 NOV SHASKA-NV                           NOV GIA AL QAMAR-NJ       NOV JENEVIEVE-CA            NOV MICHELLE JOYCE-CA
DEC NAIMAH-MD                            DEC XENOBIA-FL                           DEC SAPHIRA-VA                DEC BD SOULFIRE-OR        DEC FAYZAH-NY
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2011                                               2012                                              2013                                    2014                  2015
JAN ZAFIRAH-CAN                            JAN ALLA KUSHNIR-UKR             JAN CECIBEL-FL                JAN CARO DUMANNI-C.R.                          JAN MIASIA-D.C.
FEB LARA ADRIENNE-D.C.                 FEB EBONY-D.C.                         FEB AZZA-RUS                  FEB *NONE*                                                       FEB AVA FLEMING-AZ
MAR TORUPE HIP'NOTIC-MD           MAR PRINCESS FARHANA-CA          MAR RIN AJNA-D.C.                                 MAR MADAME ONCA- VA.                        MAR LINDSAY COTTIN-CAN
APR BELLADONNA-D.C.                    APR TIAZZA-OR                            APR APRIL ROSE-CA            APR MIRA BETZ-CA                                    APR AALIYAH JENNY C-NY
MAY AZHIA-CAN                               MAY DINA-EGY                              MAY RACHID-NTH                MAY SUNYATTA AMEN-D.C.                        MAY FARRIDAH-GA
JUN SHADIYAH-MD                            JUN ASALA-D.C.                          JUN LATIFA-MD                  JUN RACHEL BRICE-OR                                 JUN TYDIRAH-MD
JUL CASSANDRA FOX-CAN              JUL AMARTIA-MD                         JUL SHAHDEAH-CAN         JUL CHUDNEY-VA                                      JUL SERENA SPEARS-NY
AUG RENA-FL                                    AUG MAVI-D.C.                             AUG SHIRAZ-DE                   AUG KAWAKIB-VA                                             AUG DIANA BASTET-UKR
SPT NATHALIE-FL                             SPT FAHTIEM-CA                           SPT DELLANEIRA-PA         SPT KASH ATHANATOS- SAF                   SPT VIRGINIA-FL
OCT KHALIMA-VA                            OCT ISIS SAN MIGUEL-FL              OCT AUBRE-CA                   OCT JENNIFER-FL                                         OCT JU MARCONATO-BRZ
NOV LOTUS NIRAJA-MD                  NOV TIFFANI ADHIA-WV                 NOV MARIAH-OH                 NOV VICTORIA TEEL-TX                          NOV NYLA-PA
DEC AIZA-MAL                                 DEC SA'DIYYA-TX                           DEC SILVIA SALAMANCA-SPA    DEC RUBY BEH-OR                                    DEC MICHELLE SORENSEN-UT
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2016                                                                  2017                                                       2018
JAN NADIRA (VA)                                     JAN  EMINE DI COSMO-ARG         JAN CRYSTAL SILMI-CA/ESP
FEB BRENNA CROWLEY (NY)                FEB KELVIA-CT                               FEB SYRENA NIKOLE-NY
MAR PATTI CAKES (MD)                            MAR NAIMAH-MD                          MAR NAIMAH -MD
APR MALIA DELAPENIA (HI)                    APR KATA MAYA-OK                      APR-LEILAH MOON-MD
MAY SAHRA SAEEDA (CA)                      MAY ANJALI AYALA-D.R.              MAY SONORA LOPHOPHORA-RUS
JUN ONICE FLORES (HON)                     JUN MICHELLE SORENSEN-UT    JUN LISA ZAHIYA-NC
JUL RHIA (D.C.)                                          JUL ANGEL-D.C.                            JUL ZAHRA NOR-DE
AUG NEFERTITI (DE)                                AUG EL FEN-ENG/CYPRUS           AUG RACHEL K BROOKMIRE-D.C.
SPT SUHAILA (CA)                                    SPT AZIZA -CAN/OR
OCT BELLADONNA (DC)                           OCT LAYLA ISIS-NY
NOV LEYLA ZAHAR (P.R.)                          NOV OMARIS-FL
DEC POLINA SHANDARINA-RUS              DEC ISABELLA-GER




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