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Meet Team SharQui

Oreet

Founder of SharQuí - The Bellydance Workout

Oreet has over 20 years of experience in fitness and dance. She grew up with Yemeni folk and Oriental dance and has a degree in Contemporary Dance from SUNY College at Brockport. SharQuí has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN, among other outlets. Some of Oreet’s bellydance awards are: Bellydancer of the Year, and Middle Eastern Dance Champion of North America. She’s led packed classes worldwide and has worked with thousands of men and women to realize their fitness potential. 

Some other tidbits: Oreet loves spending time with her husband and kids, having a glass of wine (if you have a husband and kids, you’ll understand…) and binging wedding shows and dog videos. And dancing, of course – SharQuí isn’t just Oreet’s profession; it keeps her sane!

Angelina, tech specialist for SharQui - the Bellydance Workout. Angelina is performing bellydance with a red veil and is wearing a gold beaded costume.

Angelina

Tech Specialist

Angelina is a Certified SharQui Instructor and hobbyist movement artist located in the Triangle, NC area. She’s passionate about helping creative people harness technology to create and promote their projects online. When not updating the SharQui website or teaching in the Virtual Studio, she enjoys sewing dance costumes, drinking too much coffee, and hanging out with her giant orange cat. Find her on Instagram @rhythmandrhinestones.

Ariyana

Social Media Manger

Ariyana is an acclaimed bellydancer based in Honolulu.  She is as fascinated about social media as she is with Bellydance and loves helping others up their social media game. When she’s not dancing or playing with social media, she is a mom to twin boys and loves spending time on local Hawaiian beaches. Find her on Instagram @ariyanabellydancer.

Marisa

Director of Professional Development

Marisa has 20+ years of programs and operations development in the health and wellness industry combined with coaching behavior change and somatic interventions. She holds multiple fitness certifications, is a private health coach and patient advocate, as well as a hired consultant for small business development. She started belly dancing at 260 pounds and transformed her life with a natural 110 pound weight loss. She holds a B.S. in Music Performance, is a Mom of 2, and is a loving witness to the pure magic and potential people hold inside of them. Every time shame shifts away to make space for authentic expression, she celebrates! She is on FB and IG as dancewithmarisa.

Jenny

Master SharQui Instructor

Born in Taiwan and grown in the U.S., Jenny C Cohen aka Aaliyah Jenny, is an award winning performer, actress/ voiceover artist/comedian, and creator of Dance to Heal Podcast and Wellness Program. With her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy as well as her certifications in Sharqui Workout (Master Instructor), Datura Style (Certified Teacher), YOGABODY (Yoga Instructor, breath coach), and Triple Trauma Aware training (Avalon Empowerment) Jenny presents a multidisciplinary approach to heal so you can thrive.

Jill

Master SharQui Instructor

In 2021, Jill became the Artistic Director of Sahlala Dancers, a professional international dance styles company founded by bellydance Superstar Jillina. She produces shows for Sahlala Dancers in nightclubs, festivals, pageants, music videos, industry parties, concerts and private events.

Not only is Jill a master instructor for SharQui but haas also created a new class called SharQui Styles, a format that blends the SharQui workout with the different dance styles she’s studied over the years. She also directs the Sahlala Student Troupe, an online training program for intermediate-pre professional dancers that focuses on learning choreography to perform in live events.

Marisa

Master SharQui Instructor

Marisa is a practice & endorphin junkie and worships the metronome. Is it any wonder that SharQuí is a match made in Heaven for her? She has a classical music background, lost a small person in the amount of pounds she lives without now, studies process work psychology and spends a lot of time writing about mastery not being the destination. She says mastery is a path, one that anyone can get on…

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