Education & Accomplishments
Born in Vietnam. Spent childhood time to enjoy outdoor sports as well as learned music theory, played the drum, guitar, mandolin, and piano.
Came to the USA as refugee 1993
1993-1996 Studied Pre-Computer Science at North Seattle Community College
1996-1998 B.S. Computer Science at the University of Washington while taking dance classes in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance, music theory, public speaking and film critiques.
2004-2008 & 2014-present Toastmasters International where Leaders are made!
Spending almost 20 years in technology.
Short List of Intensive & Teacher Training past 5 years
Roxy studied with world-renown teachers from Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, and the USA.
NY Cairo & Master Classes with Tito Seif, Mohamed Shahin, Gamal Seif & Randa Kamel April 2016 & 2017
Queen of the Rhythms 2017 with Camelia of Cairo
3-Day Egyptian Style Intensive 2017 with Mohamed Shahin & Randa Kamel
Special Weeknight Intensive with Nourhan Sharif
Journey to Egypt JtE 1 & 2 2015 & 2016 with Sahra Saeeda
7-Day Music & Dance Intensive June 2016 with Alla Kushnir, Nourhan Sharif, Karim Nagi, Maryam & Ruby Beh.
Tamalyn Dallal in Seattle July 2013 & July 2015Egyptian Academy NYC August 2015 with Katia Eshta and more.
Ruby Beh's mentorship program 2012-2015 and 18-month Intensive Project & Show 2013-Nov 2014
Turkish style private lessons and workshops by Gigi from Turkey, Artemis Mourat, Ruby Beh and more.
Percussion & Musicality Training with lessons & intensive workshops: George Sadak, Karim Nagi, Souhail Kaspar, Faisal Zedan and Erik Brown.
Online Training: Suhaila Salimpour, Datura Online, Sadie Marquardt on Powhow.
Mentors: Tamalyn Dallal, Delilah Flynn, Ruby Beh, Sadie Marquardt, Maria Morca, Nadira, Sahara, Dahlia Moon, Ranya Renee, Zulaika, Nourhan Sharif & Dr. Samy Farag (as event production coach).
Taught workshops and judged at retreats, festivals and national and international competitions such as Jamballah, Mezdulene's Women Only Retreat, Belly Dancer USA, La Danse Orientale, Saqra's International Ambassador of Belly Dance Competition, Queen of Rhythms and more.
Produced & sponsored showcases with local national and international superstars including Cairo Nights 4 CD Release 2015 & Cairo Nights 5 CD Release Showcase 2016, Dance! Love. Live. Unity. Gala Show 2016, Oriental Bliss Blast from the Past, and more.
2015 Miss Belly Dancer USA “Winner Pro Category” & Winner People’s Choice Award
2015 Belly Dancer of the Universe Universal Champion & People’s Choice Award
2015 Belly Dancer of the Universe Specialty Prop Champion
2015 Belly Dancer of the Universe 1st Runner up “Egyptian Category”
2015 La Danse Orientale Live Music Professional 1st Runner up
2014 Belly Dancer USA 1st Runner-up “Pro Category”
2014 Belly Dancer USA Winner “Improvisation Category”
2013 Belly Dancer USA Winner “Professional Alternative Music” & Winner People’s Choice Award
2013 La Danse Oriental Winner “Alternative Music Solo”
2016 Oriental Bliss Productions -- Promoter of the Year Saqra's International Ambassador of Belly Dance Competition