Inaya discovered a love of Middle Eastern rhythms, melodies, and movements at age 12, learning debke with the Lebanese community at the church her family attended in Phoenix, AZ. It wasn’t until after college that she was able to begin formal belly dance training, but soon after she did, she found her home in tribal fusion belly dance. Now after three years of motivated training in classical and fusion styles with both local and world-renowned teachers (in particular, Johara, Naraya, Najmat, and Rachel Brice), Inaya is delighted and humbled to become a part of the web Vadalna weaves between some of the world’s most ancient and most modern dance forms, mythologies, and messages. When not dancing, she can be caught being an MD/PhD student in neuroscience and listening to symphonic metal. Contact Inaya directly at [email protected].