Alexia: Oriental Dancer & Instructor
Phone: (865) 898-2126
Alexia of Knoxville, Tennessee is a renowned International Performer, master teacher, and advocate of Middle Eastern Dance. Alexia’s love of dance stems from a background in jazz and modern dance, which she began as a teenager.
She took her first class in belly dance at a local university over 25 years ago, and knew she had found her niche. Alexia studied belly dance for 5 years under Ibrahim (Bobby) Farrah before moving to New York City to study with Yousry Sharif and become a featured dancer in New York’s finest establishments: Ibis, Darvish, Cedars of Lebanon, and Beirut Restaurant. During her career, Alexia has performed professionally in Mexico City, Puerto Rico, London, Paris, Boston, Miami, California, and Orlando. While traveling, Alexia was honored to perform for Saudi Arabian royalty and international ambassadors.
Alexia believes that a teacher has a responsibility to learn and convey to her students as much about the culture of the dance and music as the movements themselves. She has had the opportunity to travel to Cairo, Egypt; Istanbul, Turkey; Morocco, and Tunisia and explore the culture behind the art of Oriental Dance. In addition, Alexia has had the opportunity to meet and dance with Egypt’s beloved dancer, Suhair Zaki.