Many of the top names in Oriental dance studied with Tamalyn Dallal including Bellydance Superstars Amar Gamal, Bozenka and Yasmine.
On top of being a renouned dancer, she is also the author of two books: They Told Me I Couldn't, about her adventures as a travelling Bellydancer in Colombia, and Belly Dancing For Fitness, a step-by-step guide to teaching and learning Bellydance.
has written two feature-length screenplays, and produced two videos on Bellydance technique.
Tamalyn Dallal has danced for Madonna, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, members of the Saudi Arabian royal families, King Abdullah of Jordan (when he
was a prince), and Francisco Flores, president of El Salvador.
was also one of the dancers featured on the first Bellydance Superstars CD and DVD.
Impassioned with Middle Eastern culture from an early age, she
as the ultimate feminine expression, embracing every woman's unique beauty.
Having Bellydanced since 1976, and taught this art in many parts of the world, she
has a wealth of experience travelling in North Africa, the Middle East, India, and Eastern Europe to further explore Bellydance
and related dance forms.
Bellyqueen Dance Theater, directed by Kaeshi Chai, and co-founded by Amar Gamal
, encompasses bellydancing in it's traditional Raks Sharki, as well as Middle-Eastern dance blended with popping, hip-hop, modern, jazz, ballet, gypsy, flamenco, Chinese and Afro-Haitian.
In 2003, Kaeshi and Amar joined the Bellydance Superstars and Desert Roses.
Since then, they have performed at Lollapalooza, the World Peace Awards in Bali, toured extensively through the US, Europe, Canada, Asia and made numerous television appearances.
In 2004, they released their first instructional DVD, Bellydance Jam to the public.
It is Amar
and Kaeshi's hope that bellydance will some day be a universally appreciated artform that is shared with audiences of all backgrounds, genders and ages.