Soraya has been performing and teaching for over 30 years. Extensive background in ballet and other dance forms. Has specialized in Middle-Eastern Dance since 1978; has studied in Egypt and participated in and taught numerous workshops throughout the United States.
Is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for her services and commitment to the art of Middle-Eastern Dance. During her dance career, Soraya has owned and operated four dance studios (Wichita/Ks, Memphis/TN, St.Louis/Mo and Oklahoma City).
Aini has been a member of the Dance Company for ten years; performing and teaching for 8 years; Aini is the Director of two dance programs within the Company; She is the founding member of AALIM CALLA, the Company's Tribal Fusion Program; and the founding member of KUMPANIA, the Gypsy Rom Dance Program. Both programs have flourished under Aini's vision, innovate choreographies and strong leadership.
Aini performs regularly at workshops (in and out of state) as well as maintaining regular performance commitments at local restaurants and clubs.
Sahar has been with the Company for seven years and is trained in both the art of cabaret and tribal fusion. Sahar teaches both styles of bellydance from introductory level to advanced level. Sahar's versatility in styling and rapport with her students establishes her as one of AALIM's most favorite instructors.
As a performer, Sahar's experience includes numerous public performances in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas; she is a favorite on the workshop circuit and in the restaurants and clubs in Oklahoma City.
Abla has attended and performed with the Company for 8 years, has been a regular substitute teacher for 5 years and currently teaches Kumpania under the direction of Aini Amar. She is very versatile and accomplished performer/teacher in both cabaret and gypsy style bellydance.
Abla performs in all venues, fairs, festivals and is a very popular performer in what she loves best, Gypsy!
Ayperi has been dancing since her early years in various dance styles; Bellydancing is her main focus and her love of the art form is apparent in her performance and teaching. New students blossom under her tutelage.
Ayperi has been teaching at AALIM for 7 years; teaching all levels from beginning to advanced.
Her impeccable technique, together with a charming personality, make her one of the most popular dancers in the clubs and restaurants in Oklahoma City.
Najma has extensive dance training, specifically in ballet; she is a certified Pilates Instructor and is a faculty member in the dance program at OU/Norman. For the first time in the history of the Dance Program at OU, it is offering an ACCREDITED COURSE in Middle-Eastern Dance, this being the first accredited course at any University in Oklahoma. Najma has also taught at several workshops including the Nebraska Belly Dance Festival. Aalim is excited to have Najma teaching for our Dance Company.
Najma is a very popular performer in local clubs and restaurants. Her style is reminisant of "Old Cairo" with its balletic undertones. As a Classical Bellydance performer, Najma is "a Dancer's Dancer" .