Oceana began her lifelong fascination with movement in acrobatics at age six. The progression to competitive gymnastics at age twelve was natural and she competed through high school, her best event being balance beam. During her college years she studied ballet and operatic voice.
Oceana has become a dynamic belly dance artist over the last 8 years, in the American Cabaret and Egyptian styles. Oceana is also a snake dancer in Mesmera’s Sacred Serpent Troupe, a member of Jenna’s Troupe Bloom, and recently appeared in the critically acclaimed theater show “Caravan of Secrets” by Zahra Zuhair. Oceana is a featured dancer at Moroccan Restaurant Dar Maghreb, and dances at weddings and celebrations all over Los Angeles.
Anyone who has known Oceana for even a short time will learn of her love for all animals and especially sea creatures. Her affinity for animals and the sea defines her personality and is the object of a majority of her affections. It is through dance that she is able to communicate that love and respect for all life to her students. Belly dance, of all dance forms has survived for thousands of years not only for entertainment, but because it has a real ability to heal and empower those who seek to explore its many secrets. Oceana invites you to join her in experiencing the life-giving dance.