Ever since she was a young girl, dancing has been Sedona’s purest and most authentic expression. Called the “dance-dance-dance-dance-dancing baby” by her parents, dance was always her way to grow, transform, surrender and embody something greater than herself.
After studying ballet and jazz in her youth and teenage years, she turned her focus toward acting and theatre, attending The American Academy of Dramatic Arts: one of the country’s first and most elite conservatories. In the years following her graduation, she continued to study a wide variety of dance forms as well as metaphysics and the esoteric realms. Her passionate desire to connect spirituality with movement inspired her to undergo the teacher training program at the Integral Yoga Institute, where she received her certification. After this, it wasn’t long before she made her most monumental discovery: Belly Dance. Deeply moved by the sacred history, rich cultural essence, and transformative power of the dance, she finally found her ideal medium. Since then, she has devoted herself completely to becoming the best dancer she can be while also working to preserve and elevate the art form. Teachers with whom she has studied intensively with: Suhaila Salimpour, Rachel Brice, Aida Nour of Cairo, Madam Ruby Sowder, Aziza, and Rachel George. She is a featured house teacher of the global online Belly Dance Sudio Datura Online and teaches both nationally and internationally. Additionally, she holds a number of prestigious Belly Dance titles including Miss Belly Dance USA and appears on multiple performance and instructional DVDs.
In her quest to infuse her dance and her life with the spiritual and sacred, she has also intensively studied Odissi Temple Dance at the Shakti School of Dance in Rajasthan, India, as well as Charya Nritya Nepalese Temple Dance out of the Dance Mandal Temple in Portland Oregon. She has received initiatory priestess training with Marguerite Rigoglioso of the 7 Sisters Mystery School and Ariel Spilsbury of the 13 Moon Mystery School. In addition to being a professional dancer she is also is an ordained minister, ritualist, present day priestess and founder of Goddess Temple Portland.
Beyond her Belly Dance performance and workshop instruction she also produces conscious sacred art events, leads women’s wellness circles, facilitates community ceremonial celebrations and shares embodiment and empowerment practices in Portland OR and beyond.