Mahin ~ Phoenix, AZ Regional Organizer ~ Chapter #5 ~ Founded in 2016
Mahin is Middle Eastern dance performer and instructor based in Phoenix, AZ. Since 2000, she has been representing the artform and entertaining audiences in the Phoenix metro area at ethnic clubs, weddings and cultural events. Mahin is known worldwide as the creator of the internationally acclaimed “Bellydance Quickies.” and the recently released “Full On with 3/4 Shimmies!” instructional DVD.
A captivating performer, her deep love of Arabic music shows through her dance which is rich with musicality and classical technique. She is widely regarded as an exceptional zill (finger cymbal) player with a very musical and creative playing style.
As a dance educator, Mahin combines her training and experience in the art of Middle Eastern dance with a formal education in the science of body mechanics and movement. She holds a B.S. with Honors from Arizona State University in Exercise and Wellness and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. She blends art and science to provide high quality instruction to her students in workshops internationally and in weekly classes in the Phoenix area.
Mahin‘s dance career has been a lifetime in the making – she began her dance training at age 3 with the childhood standards of ballet and tap. She moved on to modern and lyrical styles as a teen and finally found her “perfect fit” in belly dance as adult. Her love affair with belly dance began long before she actually had the opportunity to study this gorgeous dance. She attended many performances growing up and was fond of taking the pink chiffon curtains off her canopy bed as a child, flitting around the living room to her mother’s “Eddie the Shiek” LP’s.
Mahin’s motto is “In the ears, out the hips” and she believes this is the soul of Arabic dance. The dancer is the channel through which the beauty of the music is made visible. Mahin’s life-long passion for belly dance and the folkloric styles of the Middle East and her great joy in sharing it are the source that fuels her exquisite performances and drives her genuine and engaging teaching style.