My hero and inspiration, my dance instructor....Suhaila Salimpour. A revolutionary woman in the world of bellydance, a woman of strength, integrity, passion, and incredible vision. A true artist. A unique soul. This photo was taken after 3 grueling days of 5 hours a day sweat and tears to learn the basics of her format and technique. Every tear and every drop of sweat was so worth it! I can't wait to go back!