Leah Nightingale is a fusion dance artist that has been active in the Pittsburgh bellydance community for over a decade. Originally becoming interested when a friend encouraged her to take up bellydance as a fun activity, bellydance reignited the spark and passion she had for dance. Leah began dancing as a toddler; her studies mostly in ballet and Polynesian, which continued into her early teen life.
Able to study under multiple teachers throughout the Tri-State area, she has also had the opportunity to has attend workshops taught by world renowned dances. These opportunities have given Leah the ability to dance with many troupes over the years. Continuing to deepen her dance education, Leah has since trained with Katayoun and their Raqs Mosaique™ Teacher Training Program, and holds Belladonna’s Bohemian Blade Certification in Apprentice.
Fueling her love of art, as well as her degree in Fine Arts, Leah has always felt a pull towards music, believing that music creates a vibrant energy that dance compliments by helping to emote and bring physicality to the notes. Continuing her connection with music, Leah is the house dancer for the band King Fez and can be seen performing with them throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.
Stereo Vision Photography
Join me via Zoom for a fun class that offers conditioning, technique drills, and movements (with or without variations) that we will blend together in a short combination that you can drill at home. Be ready for a fun & challenging workout!
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King Fez is a belly dance rock band based in Pittsburgh PA. With a blend of original and traditional music it's the band's intent to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western cultures while having fun. A favorite of the local bellydance scene, the band has performed at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, R.A.N.T., the Polish Hill Arts Festival, the Twin Lakes Arts Festival, the St. Patrick’s Day Hafla, Bayardstown Social Club, and at other performance venues throughout the Pittsburgh Metro.
Formed in 2013, its members are Gina Ketter, Frank Knezevitch, Hugh Watkins, Mark DeFilippo, Beth DeFilippo, David Hart, and house dancer Leah Nightingale. They are veterans of musical groups across a diverse range of styles, from traditional Arab and Turkish to rock, folk, world music, classical and punk.
To find out more, visit their WEBSITE.
STERLING YOGA BELLDANCE &
AMETRINE DANCE COLLECTIVE
Leah Nightingale & Erin Rose of Sterling Yoga Bellydance strive to produce quality events for the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In addition to hosting international instructors such as Sahra Saeeda for the first segment of her Journey through Egypt program, they’ve hosted both Chudney Raks & Michelle Sorensen for a weekend of boutique workshops and gala show, and sponsored professional photographers Stereo Vision Photography for a marathon photo-shoot weekend. Annually they host roughly 3 shows; performing with their students and friends as Ametrine Dance Collective, representing different styles of the dance form. Details on upcoming events can be found HERE.
*Currently not performing due to Covid-19. Please continue to check back.
LEAH NIGHTINGALE CAN ELEVATE AND ENHANCE ANY EVENT, PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL BELLYDANCING ENTERTAINMENT WITH CAPTIVATING AND MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES.
LEAH IS AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, FESTIVALS, THEMED PARTIES, HOLIDAY PARTIES, AND MORE! LEAH IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR BACHELOR PARTIES.
LEAH SPECILIZISES IN SOLO PERFORMANCES, BELLYDANCE PARTY NIGHT OUT (LESSON & PERFORMANCE),
VEIL/SWORD PERFORMANCES & MORE.