About Najla

Najla is a belly dance instructor, performer and choreographer in Austin, Texas.  She began dancing in 1997 and teaching in 2001.  She is known for her playful, engaging performances and innovative group choreographies. You can check out her website for more information.

In addition a demanding full-time professional position (that still allows her to wear cool shoes), she teaches and performs belly dance on a regular basis.  When she's not working or dancing, she's trying to get a little Zen groove going by practicing martial arts, meditating, gardening or playing with weapons (swords and stuff).  She recently overcame a life long struggle with the color pink and now happily owns a beautiful raspberry purse and a hot pink cabaret costume.  This year she may even attempt to wear white pants.