vintage style dance portrait

Belly dance magic

Belly dance is an ancient art form. I love how, at its heart, it’s a person interpreting music with her body, and radiating it out to an audience (maybe) so the music becomes visual. And it can feel so full of primal energy and elegant at the same time.

This is Soraya, forensic chemist by day and belly dance goddess by night. You can see her performing at The Athenian Corner in Lowell, Massachusetts. For bookings: .

A great thing about dancer sessions is that even if a dancer might be a little nervous about my camera and my lights, etc., if I put on some kind of Turkish jam tunes, it brings out this dance joyfulness and there’s no more nerves. She creates her invisible audience around us and dances.


Mysterious dancer

Dancer with veil