A professional vocalist and conservatory trained actress with a variety of classical dance training under her belt, Aurel’s trajectory changed upon taking her first belly dance class. Learning about the root-cultures of the dance, meeting amazing mentors and friends all over the world, finding personal healing through this art form, and enjoying the challenges of many dances beneath one belly dance umbrella, Aurel’s connection to this art grew for over 20 years and is still growing. Patterning herself after beloved mentors from her starting point, Boston’s golden era, Aurel’s performance fluency grew in both Turkish and Arabic-influenced styles. Also reflected in Aurel’s shows is her passion for folkloric dances and music which under-score the cultural context of the dance. Cherished membership in professional folkloric troupe, the Mirza Dance Ensemble by Shadia, ongoing studies in Egypt and with master teachers visiting the USA from abroad, and current work with the Alwan Folkloric Dance Ensemble have all enriched Aurel’s solo work.

A professional vocalist and conservatory trained actress with a variety of classical dance training under her belt, Aurel’s trajectory changed upon taking her first belly dance class. Learning about the root-cultures of the dance, meeting amazing mentors and friends all over the world, finding personal healing through this art form, and enjoying the challenges of many dances beneath one belly dance umbrella, Aurel’s connection to this art grew for over 20 years and is still growing.

Patterning herself after beloved mentors from her starting point, Boston’s golden era, Aurel’s performance fluency grew in both Turkish and Arabic-influenced styles. Also reflected in Aurel’s shows is her passion for folkloric dances and music which under-score the cultural context of the dance. Cherished membership in professional folkloric troupe, the Mirza Dance Ensemble by Shadia, ongoing studies in Egypt and with master teachers visiting the USA from abroad, and current work with the Alwan Folkloric Dance Ensemble have all enriched Aurel’s solo work.

Both Aurel’s dance and vocal skills are on display in her 90 minute, multi-act show at the Paris Cabaret, Stoughton, MA. Collaborations with Alwan Dance Ensemble, George Maalouf Ensemble, George Korkoras Ensemble, Ed Melikian Ensemble, John Pappas, and others have been featured parts of her unique and ever-changing cabaret artistry.

Both Aurel’s dance and vocal skills are on display in her 90 minute, multi-act show at the Paris Cabaret, Stoughton, MA. Collaborations with Alwan Dance Ensemble, George Maalouf Ensemble, George Korkoras Ensemble, Ed Melikian Ensemble, John Pappas, and others have been featured parts of her unique and ever-changing cabaret artistry.

Aurel’s performances can be found at weddings, fine dining establishments, private parties, benefits, life-affirming events, and include a series of cabaret shows, truly unique in the Boston area, inspired by Cairo’s 5-star nightclub orchestrated dance productions.