Thursday, December 31, 2009


In 1969, Malia began studying with Jamila Salimpour. She has studied with many dance icons, including Aisha Ali, Ibrahim Farrah, Anthony Shay, Wakrim Hassan and Leila Haddad. She is best known for her knowledge of authentic Middle Eastern and North African dance, notably Egyptian Cabaret and Tunisian folkloric styles. She also enjoys performing American Belly Dance styles, and has a background in Flamenco, classical dances of India, and regional dances of Mexico. Malia is the director of New Moon Belly Dance ensemble. Malia acted as panelist in 2008 and 2009 for the Belly Dancer of the Year competition and in 2009 for the prestigious San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival auditions. She performs regularly and teaches weekly classes on the peninsula and coastside. For more information about Malia please visit Or contact Malia at (650)346-2009