Meet Rosa

Rosa Noreen by Michael Baxter Rosa Noreen is a dedicated teacher and an elegant performer. Her singular style of belly dance is influenced by her ballet background and years of study of Egyptian dance. Known for her classical lines and friendly approach, Rosa delights students and audiences alike.

A leader in her community, Rosa has created the popular quarterly performance series, Raqs Borealis. She has also created the Solstice Spectacular, a variety show uniquely showcasing top-notch professional belly dancers, live music and entertainers across genres. In 2010, Rosa co-founded Bright Star World Dance, Maine's only studio focusing on belly dance.

Rosa's instructional DVD, "Delicious Pauses: Negative Space in Movement," was released in December 2011. She appeared at the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive 2011 as a featured instructor and performer. Rosa is currently booking workshops nationwide for Delicious Pauses and more.

Education Highlights

  • 2011: Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive (instructor & performer), Las Vegas, NV
  • 2001-Present: Belly Dance Business Academy member
  • 2011: Aziza of Montreal's weeklong intensive, Orlando, FL
  • 2010: Aziza of Montreal's weeklong intensive, Orlando, FL
  • 2010: Sahra Saeeda's Journey Through Egypt Levels 1-2, Orlando, FL
  • 2009: Tamalyn Dallal's teacher training intensive, New York, NY
  • 2008: Rakkasah East
  • 2007: Morocco's weeklong intensive, New York, NY
  • 2006-2007: Company member of Naya's Trance, Portland, ME
  • 2004-Present: Jamileh of Portland, ME
  • 1997-1999: Walnut Hill School for the Arts (ballet, visual arts major), Natick, MA
  • 1990-1999: Maine Dance Center (ballet concentration), Ellsworth, ME

Additional influential workshop instructors include Autumn Ward, Bozenka, Leila of Cairo, Lotus Niraja, Michelle Joyce, Mira Betz and Ranya Renee.