Inara began taking belly dance classes on a whim in 2011, and was instantly swept up by the glitter and sound of coin belts. By 2014, Inara had realized that belly dance had become a monumental part of her life and it was here, with the legendary Kanina Hague as her mentor and instructor from Kanina Dance, that she started her journey to become a professional dancer and instructor.
Inara loves to teach and is dedicated to continuous learning so that she can give her dance students the best education possible. In addition to her local and regional studies, Inara had the great fortune to travel to Egypt in 2019 with several of the area's top dancers including Kanina and Aurel via Sahra Saeeda's "Journey through Egypt" course - an amazing immersion opportunity to learn first-hand the culture, history and dancer lifestyle as taught by the top dancers in the country.
Inara’s classes are well known for their fun, high powered, and energetic atmosphere. Combining technique, core moves, and artistry with the vast and important history of the dance, students leave classes with a solid foundation of movement and a smile on their faces. Inara is quickly becoming known as an instructor who pushes boundaries when it comes to studio performances and the melding of old world dance and modern techniques and urges her students to embrace the beauty of change and expression.
The Inara Dance Studio welcomes students of all ages, genders, dance levels and experience. Join her on your own dance journey!
For more info on Kanina and her legacy in the New England area, visit www.Kaninadance.com
Kanina and Inara waiting for Dina to perform in Egypt
For more info on Inara's other dance careers, visit www.DancingInara.com
In addition to teaching, Inara is the founder, director, and performer in the Azama Dance Company, a professional troupe that performs Middle Eastern belly dance throughout New England.
Inara is a professional belly dancer, and is often the featured artist performing at many of the area's premier venues including Opa, Habibi's and various shows and festivals.
Outside of belly dancing, Inara spends her time teaching and performing Ballroom and Latin at Endicott Dance. She is a classically-trained Soprano, costume designer and seamstress - often putting her talents to use creating colorful hand-dyed silk veils for many performers throughout the region.