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A dance alchemist, she mixes seemingly opposing forms...
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Adoré's graceful, passionate style soars on wings of gymnastics, acrobatics and ballet, and is grounded in Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and African dance.
Poetry in motion
Adoré's graceful, passionate style soars on wings of gymnastics, acrobatics and ballet, and is grounded in Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and African dance. A dance alchemist, she mixes seemingly opposing forms to yield breathtaking, sometimes controversial, results. She's a fourth generation artist in a family where self-expression is life. In addition to being a soloist and choreographer with Bellydance Superstars, she's a Screen Actors Guild member, with a host of film credits under her given name, Dori Levitt.
She was featured in The Age of Kali as Goddess Kali, was a principal virtual dancer on Stings Sacred Love tour, and was featured in a film for designer Erica Davies during New York Fashion Week. Adoré is a principal actor in several commercials, and can be seen in many music videos, including the bellydance themed Snake (R.Kelly) and Addictive (Truth Hurts). She starred as Queen Tara in the acro-dance drama Ramayana at the El Portal Theater in Los Angeles and LaMama in New York . Her extensive credits also include director and choreographer of the Off-Broadway musical revue HerSong, a herstory of women's contributions to American pop music. Adoré teaches as well, and often donates her skills to charities for at risk girls and women.
Adoré is featured on Bellydance Superstars Live at the the Folies Bergere, Break Europe, Solos from Monte Carlo and 30 days to Vegas. She is thrilled to be doing what she loves with a cadre of incredible women.
In addition to being an actress, Dori Levitt is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Her career began at the age of six, when she started competing in gymnastics while also performing with the Garden State Ballet Children's Ensemble. Ms. Levitt has studied with some of the best teachers in the country, and has an extensive dance background that spans ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African, Samba and bellydance. She is also a nationally ranked Elite gymnast. It is this combination of gymnastics and dance that makes her an exciting performer and unique choreographer.
Dori's performance credits include New Jersey Ballet's "the Nutcracker," and productions for Garden State Ballet, Marymount Manhattan College, City College and the Oona Haarenen dance Company. She has performed her choreography at festivals and clubs on the East Coast, and has begun to perform and teach in Los Angeles. Ms. Levitt can also be seen in national television commercials, music videos and feature films.
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...)