Having brought audiences to their feet and to tears, Virginia has captivated a worldwide public with breathtaking performances, a dynamic presence, and a soulful interpretation of Oriental Dance. She has crossed all borders leaving her indigenous mark on a diverse audience with performances that ignite the human spirit and illuminate the soul. Considered to be one of the most influential and sought after performers, a gifted choreographer, and one of the most profound master instructors of this ancient art form, Virginia has been presented in the most prominent theaters and festivals across 5 continents and over 40 countries. Utilizing her innovative musicality and ingenious choreographic prowess, Virginia is known for constantly reinventing the dance. She dares to elevate the dance to all new levels while staying true to its indigenous roots. Her theatrical productions are touted as the perfect embodiment of contemporary relevance steeped in ancient traditions. Respected by legendary artists and students alike as one of the world’s foremost instructors, she is also considered to be one of its most generous. Constantly creating motivating and articulated workshops, Virginia shares a wealth of knowledge each and every time she instructs. She is personally invested in each student’s growth, and devotes one on one attention throughout the teaching process. True to this reputation she has created 7 instructional DVD’s, 2 theatrical productions on DVD, and 2 Oriental Dance Music CD’s, all critically acclaimed by the Bellydance and Arts Communities. Regarded by many dancers as a great inspiration, she has been extremely influential in creating competition winners, and stunning performers worldwide. She is the founder of C.O.M.E. Dance & Rakstar Productions as well as the director/ choreographer for her award winning professional performing company, Virginia’s Wa Nour Al Ayun. Admired by many as the premiere protégé of Mr. Yousry Sharif, Virginia is proud of this lineage and honored to have him as Rakstar's Legendary Artist.
***Rakstar is an annual long weekend event with the Oriental Dance Communities greatest legends, and brightest stars all converging on the glorious beaches of Miami for an unforgettable weekend of workshops, performances and an International Bellydance Competition.