Amala Gameela is a talented and passionate Middle Eastern Dance Artist based out of Honolulu, HI specializing in folkloric Middle Eastern dance and Egyptian oriental. She is a sought after performer, enthusiastic instructor, and event producer who presents traditional Middle Eastern dance with beauty, culture, and professional artistry… Read Full Bio
As a tremendous lover of birds and wildlife, Amala Gameela sponsors professional shows and benefit haflas geared toward donations for animal rescues and non-profit wildlife organizations. A hafla refers to a party, usually thrown by a belly dancer involving Middle Eastern performances. Amala’s haflas have grown from simplistic student showcases enjoyed by close friends and family to formal shows featuring her students, local, and professional performers complete with live music, vending, authentic food, and even intimate animal encounters, which are now attended by the community!
Amala is ecstatic to combine her passions by sharing the art of Middle Eastern dance and assist wildlife rehabilitation centers, conservation groups, animal rescues, wildlife sanctuaries, and parrot organizations while educating the public…she is proud to have raised and donated over $8,000 thus far!
As an experienced, enthusiastic educator and an advocate for cultural arts, Amala leads discussions and lectures, often joined by Abzahrah, with performance demonstrations, cultural, and historical background at libraries, hospitals, health and senior centers, schools, Girl Scout events, and colleges on ethnic and folkloric dances of the Middle East.
Amala Gameela also produces educational dance workshops and professional gala showcases by bringing international superstars to the United States in her efforts to share and sustain authentic Middle Eastern performing arts, such as Mohamed Shahin and Faten Salama of Egypt, and Katalin Schafer of Hungary.