Cecilia Rinn can provide you with the highest quality Raqs Sharki (belly dance) for your family celebrations.Either as a solo dancer, or with her performing group the Starbelly Dancers, Cecilia can liven up any party or gathering. Treat yourself! You deserve it!
“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”.~Jared Hallock
Contact Cecilia Rinn or call 208.891.660
Cecilia Rinn began her career as a belly dance performance artist in 1995, after 18 years’ of experience in ballet and lyrical modern. Cecilia Rinn embodies the passion & joy of belly dance. She loves to share that joy by dancing at a variety of celebrations & events. With ethereal power and fluid movement, Cecilia creates truly transcendent art. A sought-after instructor, Cecilia teaches and performs locally (Boise, Idaho) and nationally.
Cecilia’s production credit includes the theatrical belly dance event, The Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show, which just wrapped up its 8th year at Boise’s Visual Arts Collective, and hosts legendary performers, such as Delilah and House of Tarab (2016) and Karim Nagi (2017), with Myra Krein scheduled for later this year (2018). Cecilia is the creator of the StarBelly Dancers, her elite performance group that represents her belly dance school, StarBelly School of Dance. Along with her performance group, Cecilia is also a mentor to four upcoming professional belly dancers. In 2013 and 2014, Cecilia ran the SEEDs program for at risk teenage girls and has plans to run the program in 2018.
Cecilia has performed across the country, one of her highlights as the featured dancer in the prestigious Invaders of the Heart world class show in Santa Fe, NM. In 2017, Cecilia was awarded a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, affording her the opportunity attend the P.U.R.E. Conference held in New York, NY.
In Boise and across the United States, Cecilia has delighted audiences at various performances, including restaurants, festivals, fundraisers, and weddings. Cecilia has had the honor of performing with some of the best musicians in the country, including House of Tarab (Seattle), Brothers of the Balidi (Portland), Arabesque (Portland), Karim Nagi (Chicago) and currently dances with and serves as percussion with the Fleet Street Klezmer Band (Boise).
Cecilia’s achievements extend beyond of belly dance. With a Bachelor’s of Science, Social Science degree from Boise State University, she is also an award winning filmmaker and graphic artist under her production company, Full Tilt Boogie L.L.C. Her featured documentary, Belly: Sensual, Scarred, Scared, has toured the country after a successful premiere at the 2008 Idaho International Film Festival. Cecilia is a professional seamstress and costume designer, creating belly dance costumes for herself, students of her dance school and company dancers, commissioned requests, and mentors one of her apprentices in costume design.
Cecilia Rinn lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and their 3 dogs.