*Naimah, along with Patti Cakes, founded the Art of the Belly festival over a
hot tub conversation while vacationing in Ocean City about 7 years ago.
*Her fave nicknames are ''tribal robot'' and ''man-eating plant'', for her
*Has as many nicknames for her jawdropping, spellbinding abdominal work
that is of legend.
*Her ear out for industrial dance music is unlike no other for a bellydancer
that lives for both tribal and gothic fusion genres.
*Will go down in Baltimore bellydance history as one of the bellydancers who
helped make it the on-the-map cities in the US it is now.
*One of the nation's top bellydancers of color, she stands tall and proud at
*She is an excellent chorepgrapher and teacher, especially with swordwork.
*The MTL was inspired by dancing at the now-retired DC Tribal Cafe for many
years with Belladonna and Mavi.
*Actually got her start performing in restaurants as a traditional (cabaret) style
bellydancer, traveling into the DC metro area from Charm City to dance.
*AOTB is also aligned with the Jewels of the Orient festival, held on my bday
weekend in North Wilmington, DE, sponsored by Nefertiti, considered a
*Is as proud a mom (a daughter) as she is a professional bellydancer.