Denise Arias is known for dancing from the heart. She began her dance career in Argentina. As a teenager, she enrolled in the Arabian Dance School of Amir Thaleb
afer being introduced to Middle Eastern Dance by Sarat. She got a degree as a teacher, and was also the first dancer
in the Arabian Dance Company owned by Amir. During this period she started to travel giving workshops and shows in Argentina,
Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, and Spain. Eventually she ended up in Los Angeles, USA where she currently resides.
In LA, she starred as a soloist with Jillina's Sahlala Dance Company performing many shows per week all over Los Angeles.
Later she opened her own center for dance - Madrasat al Raqs and formed
Dream Nights Dance Company to bring her artistic visions to life.
Although she's danced all over the world, including the Sheik's daughter's wedding in Abu Dabi, UEA (United Emirates Arabic), The Gate in Encino, CA
is where she performs at least twice a week. Come see her solo show (Fridays) or watch her perform with her Dance Company (Saturdays).
Denise has been featured in many DVDs:
- Amir Thaleb: Infinito
- Amir Thaleb: Sol Naciente
- Instructional Belly Dance with Amir Thaleb (Vol. 1)
- Jillina's Shape Up n' Hip Out
- Jillina's The world of Belly Dance
- Cairo Nights at Beyond the Stars Palace Theater
- Cairo Nights Vol 3
- Dr. Samy Farag's Melodies from Cairo
Dancing has always been her 1st love. Her natural sensuality and sensibility of expression takes her performance beyond just beautiful to watch and elevates it to a true art form.