About Shareen El Safy
During her decades in the field, Shareen has explored Egyptian raks sharqi, or Belly Dance, through her research, teaching and performing experience that began in California, then Cairo, and around the world. She has developed her unique method, “Dancing from the Inside Out,”™ that produces authentic, embodied movement using the context of the Middle Eastern solo form. Shareen has authored numerous articles and given presentations to academic institutions. She was Editor and Publisher of Habibi Magazine from 1992 to 2002 that was distributed to readers throughout the United States, Canada and more than forty countries. Subscribers included the New York City Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, the Harvard School of Music, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and other academic institutions. The collection of feature articles is now available online at thebestofhabibi.net/.