Meet Our Instructors

Stefanya

Stefanya

Artistic Director

Passionate, Playful and Unique, Stefanya is an exotic flower, blooming with every beat in rhythm. Acclaimed choreographer, award-winning performer, and sought-after instructor, Stefanya is the owner of the Los Angeles Bellydance Academy

Sara Alma

Sara Alma

Bellydance Instructor

What began as a hobby soon became a passion, as well as a way for Sarah to connect to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean roots. Since moving to Los Angeles, Sarah has studied classical and modern belly dance, Middle Eastern folkloric dance, and Persian dance with acclaimed instructors and choreographers.

Nicole Mathis-Burman

Nicole Mathis-Burman

Dance Instructor

Nicole Mathis-Berman is the Founder/Artistic Director of White Crane Dance Theatre with the mission to create environments that inspire and nurture the human being. She holds a MFA in Choreography, a M.ED in cross-cultural diverse learning, and a BFA in Dance and Performance. 

Kendall

Kendall

Hawaiian Hula Instructor

Kendall began studying Hawaiian hula over 12 years ago in Phoenix, AZ where she was born and raised. Of Native Hawaiian descent and great-great-granddaughter to Kumu Hula Rose Joshua, she began dancing for the chance to connect with her own roots but soon found a passion unlike any other she had in her life.

Devon

Devon

Bellydance Instructor

Devon Near-Hill is a teaching and performing artist based in Los Angeles, California. She has a background in many dance styles including modern, salsa, and ballet.

Ready to Make a Change?

Dancing is a great way to take a timeout from the stressful or mundane parts of life.  By learning to dance you are expanding your horizons.  Who knows what else you could discover.