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 is ramping up for it’s 10th year at Boise’s Visual Arts Collective Feb. 28th & 29th, 2020, and hosts legendary performers, such as Delilah and House of Tarab(2016), Karim Nagi (2017), and Myra Krein (2018). Cecilia is the creator of the StarBelly Dancers, her elite dance company. Cecilia is also a mentor to four upcoming professional belly dancers at her school StarBelly School of Dance. In 2013 and 2014, Cecilia ran the SEEDs program for at risk teenage girls and has plans to run the program in 2020.
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, and awarded a grant in 2019 from the Boise City Department of History and Art for the “Arabic Folkloric Dance Celebration” be be held in August of 2020.
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.
Cecilia Rinn lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and their 2 dogs.
Contact Cecilia Rinn or call 208.891.660