About

Valentina began dancing at a very young age. Growing up within the diverse cultures of Miami, Florida, she was exposed and fell in love with Middle Eastern Dance.  This love has taken her across the globe from performing in New York to studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina to reaching the front cover of Volume 32 of Belly Dance Japan Magazine. Over the years, she has studied with Nathalie Hatab, Mayra Huzid, Saida Helou, Valerick Molinary and others.

Valentina’s training has been focused in, but not limited to, the style of middle eastern dance. She’s currently a part of Valerick Molinary’s professional dance collective Sukar. Valentina is also a part Your Exquisite Entertainment Talent agency based out of south Florida. Her love for the Middle Eastern culture extends beyond just the dance world as she is presently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida. Valentina has a strong passion for her art in which she’s made a mission to use her art as a tool to change the global community. She’s extremely passionate about giving back to the community via artistic and academic talents. Recently she’s begun work with non-profits in which she hopes to pursue in the near future. She plans to continue her career teaching, performing, traveling, and perfecting her craft for years to come.

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Accolades

  • 1st runner up Miami Belly Dance Convention Rising Star  2014
  • 2nd runner up Magic Of Belly Dance Competition 2014
  • 1st place winner of Miami Belly Dance Convention Rising Star 2015
  • 1st place winner of MBC Professional group category- Dreams Belly Dance team
  • Performed in NYC dance festival 2015 by Nourhan Sharif
  • Front cover of Belly Dance Japan Magazine – Issue 32
  • Danced for Urban Decay Cosmetics
  • Performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Mario Kirlis
  • Modeled for Sharif Wear
  • Modeled for Polina Bellydance Costumes
  • Modeled for Belly Stars Costumes
  • Modeled for Le Trend Boutique (South Asia Bridal Magazine)
  • Formed part of Sukar Dance Company by Valerick Molinary
  • Forms part in Your Exquisite Entertainment Professional Talent Agency in South Florida
  • Performed Opening number with Jillina at Rakstar Miami 2019
  • Participating in Percussion Dance World Project by Matias Hazrum
  • Received personal composition by Matias Hazrum (Valentina Awady)
  • Hosted Dancing for Mukisa 2019, charity event to help Mukisa girls empowerment centre. MUKISA GIRLS
  • FANOOS Magazine https://www.fanoosmagazine.com/post/art-with-intent