is an internationally renowned performer with an elegant, mesmerizing
and passionate style. She has performed as a special "Guest
Star from USA" at the famous European "Dance of the
Orient Festival" in Hannover, Germany, and at the
Fatim Serins Gala show in Saabrucken, Germany where
she received great reviews. Saphire has appeared as a guest star on
the Univision Channel as well as other shows.
In Egypt, in the mother land of this ancient dance, Saphire has attended
the biggest dance festival hosted by Raqia Hassan and performed
at the Ramsis Hilton Hotel in Cairo. Her international exposure has
deeply broadened her awareness of the different Oriental styles and
profoundly enhanced her artistic presentation, techniques and choreography.
has studied Classical Egyptian dance for over 15 years in
Los Angeles, San Diego and Egypt. Her teachers include Valerie,
Meleah and Nina Sahar. She also has a strong ballet background
and studied Hawaiian and Polynesian dance.
Originally from San Diego, California, Saphire has traveled abroad seeking
the wisdom and education of many cultures. At age 10, she attended
a Catholic boarding school in Attendorn, Germany where she learned
German. At age 14, she went to high school in Geneva, Switzerland
for 3 years where she learned French. She also lived in Florence,
Italy where she studied Italian and attended ballet and painting
classes. Saphire is a multi- talented Artist who speaks 5 languages:
English, German, Spanish, Italian and French. After her education
journey, she returned home to attend the University of San Diego
where she earned a bachelor's degree in French and Psychology
and minored in Business Administration. After graduating she taught
English and German at the International School of Languages
as well as English at ELS Language School in San Diego,
California, for 8 years.
has entered beauty contests where she won the "Miss Petite
Southern California" title in l994 and tied
"Miss Petite International" in 1995 in San
In 1999 she moved to Beverly Hills, California to attend the Lee
Strassberg Acting School. However, her passion has always been dance.
Saphire immersed herself in private dance lessons and workshops
from master teachers like Fahtiem, Jillina, Mesmera and the Egyptian
star Dina, who helped elevate her techniques, skills and performances
to higher levels. Saphire is also a dance instructor who holds ongoing
classes and private coaching. She has danced several times for the
Royal Family of Saudi Arabia during their visits to California.
She continues to perform at numerous prestigious places, night clubs,
theaters and festivals in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.
is also an accomplished oil painter, and has organized unveilings
of her paintings in California.
is an award winning dancer in the "Belly Dance of the Universe
Competition" in the Egyptian category in 2000 and
2001. She also won the "People's Choice" award
in 2001, an award she's especially proud of since it's based
upon the audience's direct appreciation.
and deeply respectful about the heritage of her art, Saphire upholds
its integrity and traditions by interpreting the dance with elegance
She is a beautiful combination of charm, pulsating energy and
riveting stage presence with great technique. Her core style
is feminine, delicate, percussive and dynamic. Saphire's
eyes and smile exude her deep love and passion for the ancient art
Her unique combination of talent, artistry and life experiences
put her in a league of her own.