Khani is a belly dancing sexlebrity who absolutely loves, loves, loves what she does. She’s a sexy, proud dame with an incredible background in dance.
Khani will be performing live at the Vanguard on Monday, June 29th, so don’t forget to RSVP sooner than later… Tickets are going fast, beautiful dames.
About Belly Dancer, Khani Jo Zulu
Dancing is all I have ever wanted to do. According to my mom, I started dancing before I could walk even. She loves to tell the story of when the Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum commercial would come on TV; I would pull myself up and dance to it. I started taking dance classes when I was 4. I began teaching jazz and gymnastics when I was 12 and toured the U.S. as a teenager with the Stars of Tomorrow. I won numerous awards and recognitions competing in dance competitions as a teenager.
My dance background includes ballet, jazz, modern, and belly dance, and I have most recently started fire dancing and hooping.
I have a BFA in Dance with a concentration in choreography from the University of Texas at Austin. During and after college, I was a member of a professional modern dance troupe in Austin, TX, called the Andrea Aerial Dance Troupe. I also performed as a guest artist with Jose Bustamante and Yacov Sharir of the Yacov Sharir Dance Company and Lori Wilson of Tallulah Dance Company. I directed my own professional troupe in 1993-1996 called Utopia in Austin, TX. I won an award in 1996 for “best choreography” for a musical at the Planet Theatre in Austin, TX, called “Lucifa.”
When I moved to LA 10 years ago, I had every intention of “making it” as a dancer in this town. Unfortunately, due to injury, I had to take a break for a while.
As an aging and injured dancer, I found tribal and tribal fusion belly dance several years ago. I love the belly dance community because it is such a supportive and non-judgmental community of women of all shapes and sizes. It is empowering to be a part of. I also love that it’s a form of dance that a woman can do as she gracefully ages and grows in wisdom and experience.
I am excited to share my experience and knowledge in the hopes that other women will find themselves, as I have, in the world of dance and movement!
To learn more about Khani, visit her website Zulu Tattoo
–Don’t forget to check out Sexlebrity Brie, who will also be performing at the June 29th show!