Mira Betz has been teaching and performing Traditional and Contemporary forms of MENAHT (Middle Eastern North African Hellas and Turkey) dance for over 25 years. Her work has been instrumental in the emergence of a new style known all around the world as Transnational Fusion (formerly Tribal Fusion), a dance rooted in tradition while forging new bonds between world dance and individuality. Mira, known as a “teacher’s teacher”, empowers students to cultivate curiosity, find their own unique voice, and brings the notions of artistry and integrity to every class. She travels internationally continuing to spread her experience, knowledge and love for dance through her captivating performance and engaging teaching style.
The multi-faceted career of Mira is a testament to her passionate artistry and desire to for continual growth. Mira began her training in MENAHT dance forms as a young teen studying primarily with Katarina Burda for over 10 years, where she developed a solid foundation of contemporary, traditional, as well as ritualistic dance forms. In 1996 she studied technique with Jamila Salimpour and Suhaila Salimpour. In 1998 Mira went abroad to live and study traditional dances in Morocco. Active in theater, dance and the performing arts for over 30 years, Mira Betz has become a sought after dancer, choreographer, costumer, and teacher, training and inspiring many of today’s top Transnational Fusion stars. Mira Betz received her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts. Her dance background also includes training in Salsa, Modern, Jazz, and Flamenco.