Zephyra first saw authentic belly dance while on a Nile cruise in Egypt. In her search for health and fitness she found this beautiful art form that heals and transforms.
Zephyra started her studies in traditional Egyptian Raks Sharqi with Nahara, and was a member of Banat al Na'har performing at recitals and Rakkasah East. She was a long time student of La Gina learning a variety of styles such as Cabaret and Spanish Gypsy and was a member of Jewels of Isis performing at the Belly Dancers for Charity events and local haflas. Then Zephyra learned World Tribal Fusion from Oracle and became one of the original members of Delphi Dance Ensemble. With her dance sisters she has performed regularly in Festivals, Haflas, and Special Events throughout Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. She also participated in NYC Dance Parade with Manhattan Tribal and Tribe Hamsa.
Zephyra continues her belly dance studies through workshops and intensives such as Heart of Belly Dance Retreat with Rachel Brice in Costa Rica, Tribal-Con in Atlanta, Art of the Belly in Maryland, Sahara Dance Master Workshops in Washington DC, Belly Dance Party Cruise with Hip Expressions in Tampa, FL and NEATS and Super Fun Dance Camp in New York.
Zephyra loves learning multiple styles from many teachers: Nourhan Sharif, Ranya Renee, Sade Marquard, Oreet, Aszmara, Bina Bora, Isaam Houshan, Samantha Diaz, Julia Gutierrez, Mia Sha’uri, Dalia Carella , Silvia Salamanca, Mimi Fontana, Heather Bondra, Debbie Despina, Maria Naja, Janet Taylor, DeAnna Freeman, Diana Saylor, Gudrun Herold, Phillipa Moirai, Jill Parker, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Mira Betz, Kami Liddle, Moria Chappell, Belladonna, Sera Solstice, Alice Giampieri, Kaeshi Chai, Asharah, Angelique Hanesworth, Suhaila Salimpour, Rin Ajna, Serena Spears, Sherri Wheatley, Amy Sigil, Jo Boring, Michelle Sorenson, Altagracia Bruno and Ashley Lopez.