Stephany Israeli Adara

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Stephany Israeli Adara was first inspired by middle-eastern culture on her travels to Israel as well as her time living in Portland, Oregon where she met belly dancers who specialized in fusion belly dance and belly dance theater. A lifelong musician, she holds a degree in Music and Jazz Performance Art and is currently certified in Rachel Brice's 8 Elements of Belly Dance and Zoe Jakes' Dancecraft format. 

In addition to 25 years of music study and 10 years in-depth dance study, Stephany is an experienced choreographer who wrote the original production Dance of the Elements which debuted in 2017. She has taken classes and intensives with world-renowned belly dance super stars such as Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Sylvia Salamanca and more. She has been a featured soloist and headliner in Madison's belly dance festival, Shimmy in the Grain, taught her own unique style of health-oriented belly dance movement classes in Madison, Wisconsin, and hosted workshops in Green Bay, Appleton, Madison, and Oshkosh focused on choreography, theatricality, and musicality and zil playing for dancers. 

She currently performs in Madison as a soloist at the Mediterranean Lounge as well as with Mirage Fusionistas and Navah Mirage throughout the midwestern United States. 

Image credit to Bill Tricomi

Workshops & Classes Taught

  • Zil Skills and Hybrid Counting 2021

  • Dance of the Elements Choreography Classes 2015-2017

  • Sense of Self Beginner Fusion Series 2017

  • Tribal Raq, Lock, Pop and Roll Intermediate Level Workshop December 2016

  • Belly Dance Theatricality Workshop September 2016

  • Music in Motion Zil Workshop July 2016

  • Tribal Fusion Combo Class December 2015

  • Zil Drills and Combos Series June 2015

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