Cecilia has been bellydancing professionally since 1995. Before falling in love with Middle Eastern dance, Cecilia studied ballet, modern, jazz, a little flamenco, and choreography for 18 years. Cecilia has performed as a featured dancer across the country including, Seattle, WA, Portland & Eugene, OR, Long Beach, CA, San Antonio, TX, and all throughout Idaho. Locally in Boise, Idaho, Cecilia has delighted audiences at various restaurants, fairs, festival, events, fundraisers, weddings, bridal showers, and private parties. Cecilia has been a feature dancer at the Cazba restaurant (1995-2009), Aladdin restaurant, a special appearance at the Taj Mahal restaurant, and is currently the featured dancer at the Shangri La Tea room. Cecilia has been a judge at the prestigious fusion belly dance competition, “Hybid“, three years running at “Fusion Fest” where she is also a featured performer. Cecilia prefers to dance to live music and has had the honor of performing with House of Tarab (Seattle), Brothers or the Balidi, Arabesque & Negara (Portland), James Yousif (New Mexico), And Ameriganastan (Eugene Oregon) & currently she is a member dancer and musician with the Fleet Street Klezmer Band (Boise).
Cecilia embodies the passion & joy of belly dance. She loves to share that joy by bringing entertaining, spirited and professional belly dance to a multitude of celebrations. Cecilia is sought after instructor, and teaches classes and workshops both locally (Boise, Idaho) and nationally with her belly dance school “StarBelly School of Dance” including her student/mentored group the “The Starbelly Dancers”. Cecilia works with the best belly dance talent in Idaho under the title “Full Tilt Belly Dance”.
Along with bellydancing, Cecilia is an award-winning, filmmaker & graphic artist with her production company Full Tilt Boogie L.L.C. “BELLY: Sensual, Scarred, Sacred” Cecilia’s feature documentary about belly dancers, is now touring the country after a successful premiere at the 2008 Idaho International Film festival. Her award-winning dance short “Full Circle” has shown at several film festivals across the country. Cecilia has a Bachelors of Science, Social Science degree from Boise State University. Cecilia is also a professional seamstress and belly dance costume designer, creating under the name of Star Belly Clothing.
Contact Cecilia Rinn or call 208.891.6609
Cecilia with the Fleet Street Klezmer Band at the Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show
Some Testimonials About Cecilia
“I had the pleasure of colaborating with Cecilia in 2010 to promote her DVD ‘Belly’ combined with a weekend workshop. Cecilia was professional in her approach, kind and friendly to all that organised and attended the weekend long event. I look forward to working with her again in the future.” ~Zaia Hadiyyah ,Dance Orientale GA
“Cecilia is an intoxicating dancer, an intelligent provocative film maker and an interesting choreographer. WOW! How does she do it?”— Myra Krien
“Cecilia is one of the most talented performers in Boise, and in all of Idaho! She brings visual beauty to the art of dance. Her original costumes add to the perfection of her art.”~Gloria Skurzynski, Author
“Cecilia lives through Bellydance….is Bellydance. The knowledge base is very thorough, and her passion is very spirited. As a teacher and/or performer, Cecilia is a professional through and through.”~Bob Taylor
“Cecilia brings an integrity and professionalism to all her endeavors that is rare to find these days. I look forward to continued creative collaborations. Cecilia was one of the first “creative performance types” I met in Boise back in 1997. We were in a briefly in a band called the Gypsy Flames. I was immediately struck by her energy and commitment to putting out quality and engaging entertainment in the form of music and dance for any appreciative audience.”~Oliver Thompson, violin/mandolin, recording, producing, bandleader
“I’m a visual artist who has worked with Cecilia on several projects. She is the consummate professional, dependable, focused on her art and innovative. She approaches her dancing with intensity and passion. Cecilia is a pleasure to work with as a belly dancer and film-maker”.~Earl Swope, Artist
“Cecilia is an enchanting performer who captivates her audience with her talent, beauty, and charisma. She has been a very dedicated instructor who really cares for her students and their progress. I have become a much more confident dancer because of her help. I had a costume that needed a lot of work done and Cecilia took the time and effort to make it perfect for my body type at a very reasonable price. Her costumes are beautiful and she will work very hard to make them perfect for the dancer”.~Kayla Eidenbrook, Baladies apprentice
Contact Cecilia or call 208.891.6609