Meet Our Dancers

Mandy of Zuut Bellydance dancing at the Century Grill in Buffalo NY

Mandy

One of the original founders of Zuut and an instructor at House of Hips, Mandy has been belly dancing since 2004. During that time, she has studied with many of the top belly dancers in Buffalo, WNY, and throughout the world. She holds a BFA from Daemen College where she learned to express herself visually through art. Always learning and looking for new movements to add to her belly dance repertoire, Mandy takes her inspiration directly from the world around her; from video games, sci-fi movies, martial arts, football, and anything else. The stage is one of the few places where she truly feels like herself.

Andrea of Zuut belly dancing at the Century Grill in downtown Buffalo NY

Andrea

Bio coming soon.

Tracy of Zuut performing a group belly dance at Bacchus Wine in Buffalo NY

Tracy

Bio coming soon.

Hayati Belly Dance posed during a Sword Dance.

Hayati

Hayati is a belly dance instructor at House of Hips who loves creating memorable performances and strives to bring variety to the Buffalo dance scene. Her influences include ballet, latin, exotic, flow and burlesque as well as the national dances of the Balkans. She is level 4 Bohemian sword certified and is especially fond of props and unusual prop combinations. Founder and creative force behind The Kind Killers, co-founder of Fire and Ice and HipSis and a member of Zuut.

Yumi of Zuut belly dancing in Buffalo NY at the Century Grill

Yumi

Bio coming soon.

Sandy of Zuut belly dancing at the Music is Art festival at Delaware Park in Buffalo NY.

Sandy

Sandy has been belly dancing since 2008. She started studying under Nadia Ibrahim as a student and then became a principal dancer and member of the Nadia Ibrahim Middle Eastern Dance Company. Sandy has also studied under Annakiya, and Mandy of Zuut. After a sort hiatus, she came back to te dance world and is now a member of Zuut and The Kind Killers.

Cassie of Zuut belly dancing in Buffalo NY.

Cassie

Cassie has been dancing since the age of 8. She has a Dance Minor from Buffalo State College, and has been belly dancing since 2004. She has always been enthralled with the relationship between movement and music and enjoys many styles of dance. She belongs to two local belly dance companies: Nadia Ibrahim Middle Eastern Dance Company and Zuut.

Zuut Alumni

Morgan of Zuut belly dancing in Amherst NY at The Forvm

Morgan

Morgan is Zuut's current globe trotter. We hope to have her back soon, but we are excited for all the opportunities coming her way.

Julie of Zuut performs a belly dance solo at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo NY

Julie

Julie (aka: "Little Zuut") has moved to Pennsylvania. We wish her much success & hope that she continues dancing!

Jessica of Zuut belly dancing at Canalside in Buffalo NY

Jessica

Jessica is now a resident of Maryland. We wish her much success in all her endeavors!

Kimmy of Zuut belly dancing in Buffalo NY at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Kimmy

Kimmy has left the belly dance scene to pursue martial arts training. We know she'll do great!

David of Zuut bellydancing at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo NY

David

David is currently residing in Pennsylvania. We wish him much success in all his endeavors!

Samara of Zuut belly dancing in Hamburg NY at Woodlawn Beach

Samara

Samara is continuing her education in holistic health and healing. We wish her much success!

Beth and Mandy are the founding members of Zuut Bellydance in Buffalo NY

Beth

Co-founder of Zuut Bellydance. Thank you Beth, for everything!