Devon Near-Hill

Devon N.

Culver City, CA
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About

Devon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2011

Hi there, I’m a Bellydance teacher and performer based in Los Angeles!

I began belly dancing at the age of twelve with Tracy Windisch at the School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education in Ukiah California. At age 14 I joined her company Troupe Sattya who performed in festivals, private parties, and shows in Northern California including Health and Harmony, Sol Fest, and Tribal Fest.

Since my teacher came from the Suhaila Salimpour studio, I am a third generation student of her style which is a fusion of Cabaret and tribal belly dance. This school of technique teaches the methodical discovery of specific muscles as a foundation in order to isolate and layer movements in a precise and healthy manner. I also have training in modern, ballet and jazz technique.

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Experience

Belly Dancer
Jan 2012 - Present
LA Restaurants and Private Parites

Performed at birthday parties and local restaurants including L’Ambiance, Eden Garden, The Palace, DeLounge, and Koutoubia.

Choreographer
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
USCs theater department

Choreographed Arabian Nights for the School of Dramatic Arts

Education

Belly Dance
Feb 2015 - Present
LA Bellydance Academy
Theater
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of Southern California
Belly dance
Jan 2006 - Nov 2012
SPACE

Languages

Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

First Place in Troupe Division
Feb 2012
Oroville Bellydance Competition

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