Minerva began dancing at a young age. Never a shy child, she began volunteering for school performances and participating in dance lessons multiple times per week. Minerva has taken Hawaiian, Flamenco and Traditional Mexican Folklore dancing lessons in addition to her bellydance training. She found her passion for bellydance in 2005 when she decided to take a class after hearing positive reviews from friends. She has mainly trained with Ishra and has taken workshops with Mira Betz and Valizan. She has also taught Bellydance at Body Innovations Studio.
She has found bellydance to be more than she could have imagined. This dance form has allowed her to immerse herself in self-exploration. Through dance, Minerva finds solace and healing as much from the dance form as well as through the friendships she has forged with her troupe mates and the larger belly dance community.
Although she has learned and performed in a variety of bellydance styles she finds herself mostly drawn to traditional Raqs Sharqi. Minerva hopes to continue to dance for many years and strives to improve her performance skills through practice and inspiration from other dancers.
Minerva performing live to The Light of East Ensemble