About: Ananke

Ananke began her study of Middle Eastern dance in 2003 in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland. She performed professionally and taught in the D.C. Metropolitan area for over four years before moving to New Hampshire to attend graduate school. She now teaches and performs out of Keene. Her style emphasizes both modern and traditional interpretations, and often includes the usage of various props such as veils, finger cymbals, and even swords. She is an award-winning performer, having placed third in the NorthEast Bellydance competition in Pennsylvania, Headliner division, in 2009, and first in the Personal Best competition in Ohio, Headliner division, in 2010. Health and well-being are an important focus for Ananke both in her life and instruction, so in 2008 she earned certification in Group Fitness from the American Council on Exercise. Ananke also is certified in the Veda Sereem technique of Beginning Dance Instruction. As a member and co-founder of the troupe Sahara's Treasure, Ananke performs at charity and women events, haflas, art festivals, and more.

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