Ya Helewa!


A Semi-Professional Middle Eastern Dance Company

From 1997-2013, Amara was director of Ya Helewa! Dance Company. They performed a diverse repertory of Traditional and Folkloric dances from the Middle East, American Belly Dance and experimental and theatrical styles. Ya Helewa! held long-term dance engagements at Moun of Tunis and Pars in Los Angeles. Additionally, they were featured on several commercial dance videos, including the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance’s “Belly Dance Revolution” and An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance. Appearances included many concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego and Austin. Highlights also included Mantra Girl’s CD release party, Desert Sin’s Musée des Femmes, Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade and AIDS Services of Austin’s Once Upon a Time Gala.

Former Los Angeles Guest Artist
Cassandra

Cassandra

Ida Clare

Ida Clare

Jalilah

Jalilah

Janel

Janel

Kalilah

Kalilah

Melissa

Melissa

Nella

Nella

Susan

Susan

Suzanah

Suzanah

Tatianna

Tatianna

Tova

Los Angeles Guest Artist
Anaheed

Anaheed

Claudia

Claudia

Daveed

Daveed

Djahari

Djahari

Jean

Jean

Lorraine

Lorraine

Lauren

Mara

Mara

Nikii

Sina

Sina

Tawni

Tawni

Tonda

Tonda

Austin Guest Artists
Maranda

Maranda

Matthew

Matthew

Randi

Randi