Imaginarium 2019 proudly welcomes Safiya Nawaar as a Spotlighted Guest! A highly-acclaimed performing artist and dance instructor, Safiya is the founder of Arabesque World Dance in Lexington Kentucky! Dancing has always had an important place in the world of storytelling, and attendees at Imaginarium 2019 will not only be able to see one of her amazing performances during the entertainment at our annual Awards Banquet, but will also have an opportunity to take her Belly Dance Fusion Workshop! We are thrilled to have Safiya with us this year!
Safiya opened Arabesque World Dance in Downtown Lexington in January of 2013, in the hopes of sharing her knowledge and love of Middle Eastern and North African Dance with the community. Her classes have successfully attracted a faithful following of students from a diverse array of ethnic backgrounds, as well as a wide range of ages from toddlers to seniors. Her talented approach at introducing students to the many styles of dance that make up her repertoire, include an intuitive understanding of how to break down those dances to the most basic of movements helping students excel in the classroom as well as on the stage.