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 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 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
Contact Cecilia Rinn or call 208.891.6609
Cecilia with the Fleet Street Klezmer Band at the Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show
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.Cecilia is a certified SEEDs(Self-Esteem, Empowerment, and Education through Dance), and runs a local “Starbelly SEEDs” program in Boise, Idaho. Cecilia was the featured guest performer at the prestigious “Ivaders of the Heart” world class show. in 2013. Cecilia has been a judge at Fusion belly dance competition, “Hybid“, five 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 elite performing group the “The Starbelly Dancers”. Cecilia has produced the epic belly dance event The Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Weekend for the last 4 years and also runs the Starbelly SEEDs(Self –Esteem, Empowerment, & Education Through Dance) program for at risk teenage girls.
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, has toured 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 & Chad Rinn are currently in production of 2nd feature documentary “Belly Dance Warrior”. 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 or call 208.891.6609