I first studied dance at age six, in Southern California at the Fred Totten Dance Studio. Some years later I became a dance teacher after moving to Northern California.

An avid modern dance student in school, I graduated from Sacramento State College with a Minor in Modern Dance. I began dancing Middle Eastern Dance in 1983 and was a featured soloist in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in 1985. 

From 1998 - 1999 I danced professionally at Cafe Gibralter, Montara with the troupe Bahar Al Amar as well as performing solos and in troupe at festvals and other popular venues.

Now a sometime member of Troupe Zambalita, I mostly choreograph and solo. I specialize in Gypsy style belly dance and have choreographed many routines in this style for Zambalita.
Judi Beeson Engel 

I am always excited about learning different forms of dance and recently studied Hawaiin Dance at Hula Halau 'O Ku'uleinani in San Carlos. 


Rub the little lamp to go home.