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Colleen has danced in over 18 countries with the Bellydance Superstars.
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A native of San Francisco, Colleen's dance background is in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip-hop. She studied dance performance and dance medicine at San Francisco State University. Her credits include numerous commercials, music videos, and bellydance instructionals. Colleen joined the Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses troupe in early 2003 as the first official Desert Rose. Being one of the first selected, she is also the only one remaining from the original cast. (Link) ©2016 Aaron Stipkovich
The first official Desert Rose
Due to her unparalleled versatility, Colleen has been featured in all the group choreography and has consistently played the role of the company's chameleon. You can see her gracing the stage as a colorful cabaret dancer and in the same show, slip seamlessly into the ty-rads of tribal . She appears in the feature length documentaries "American Bellydancer", "Behind the Shimmy", "30 days to Vegas", and the performance DVDs "Live in Paris", "Babelesque: Live from Tokyo","Tribal Fusions Volume 2", "Tribal LA", "The Art of Bellydance: Live from Shanghai", and the upcoming "Bombay Bellywood: Live from Los Angeles".
Miranda Leonardo, Contributor: I am an Italian-Indian woman, who has loved the art of dance since I was a child. I admire only, and dance privately for my own internal strength and independent study. I graduated Duke University in 2005 with a Master of Arts in History. I am working on my PhD in History, enjoying my family, and will never stop dancing. (more...)