The dream of dancing has always been in Taka’s heart since she was a child. At the age of eight, she began studying ballet and quickly went on to learn tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and musical theater. After graduating high school she discovered belly dance or more appropriately MENAHT (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenistic, and Turkish) dance. She instantly fell in love with the art form. Her passion for belly dance led her to dedicate herself to learning as much as she could about its technique, cultures, and varying styles. After performing at her first Hafla (student show) at the Moroccan restaurant Tajine Alami, she was asked to perform professionally at their weekend dinner shows. Taka has become a highly sought-after performer and instructor. Over the years, she has taught and performed both nationally and internationally. She has won competitions such as The Ultimate Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Masters and has toured with Belly Dance Evolution throughout the United States and Europe.
Taka is passionate about sharing the magic of the performing arts and produces shows in Denver throughout the year. Her productions include Around the World in 1001 Nights, Mythos, and Anime Mayhem. These events showcase amazing performers mostly local to Colorado and promote culture, diversity, inclusivity, and love. Belly dancing has been a blessing in Taka’s life, but the greatest blessing has been connecting with others. We have more in common than we have differences. To see her next event click HERE.
Taka can be seen performing weekly throughout Denver. The Clocktower Cabaret, The Phoenician Kabob, and Sahara’s Restaurant are some Denver venues where she regularly performs. To find out where to see Taka perform click HERE. She is also available for special events and parties. If you would like to find out more about booking a bellydancer for your special event click HERE to contact Taka.
Interviews with Taka