Amar Gamal

Amar Gamal (born c. 1975) is a well known Cuban dancer who practices the art of bellydancing. She lived in Florida as a teenager. At the age of thirteen, Gamal began performing as a bellydancer with the Mid-Eastern Dance Exchange company, based in Miami Beach. One of her directors at the time was the well-known dancer, Tamalyn Dallal. The stunning elegance of Amar Gamal is unmatched. Her grace stems from a mixture of pure artistry, strong technique, well-rounded dance training, and her Cuban upbringing. Amar’s elegant and unique style has made her a sought after performer, choreographer and instructor worldwide. She has had the privilege to be an invited guest teacher and performer all over Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. Amar was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States as a small child. Her childhood was spent largely in Miami where she continued to embrace her Cuban heritage. This upbringing had a strong influence in her dynamic dance style adding a natural spice of “Latiness”, which delights her fans all over the world. Amar’s dance training began at the age of 13 at Miami’s Mideastern Dance Exchange under the legendary Tamalyn Dallal. Soon after, Amar attended the reputable New World School of the Arts High School in Miami, FL; where she was the first and only student to audition with bellydance and get accepted into their dance program. There she pursued her well-rounded, intensive dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Tap and Afro-Cuban dances. Amar was one of the lead dancers for Tamalyn’s “Mid Eastern Dance Exchange Company” and Jihan’s “The Jamal Dancers”. Under their direction Amar was fortunate to perform in many educational, cultural and commercial projects. She also had the honor to be Tamalyn’s dance partner for many years as they traveled to Haiti, Bahamas, Costa Rica and all over the US.
 Over the years Amar has had the privilege to have studied with many extraordinary teachers including Antolino Alvarez, Jihan Jamal, Elena Garcia, Yousry Sharif, Elsa Bello and Maria Jammal.

In 1998 Amar and her dance partners Kaeshi Chai and Jenna Co-founded Bellyqueen a New York based bellydance company. From 2006-2009 Bellyqueen toured the US, Canada, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia. In 2002, while performing a 6-month contract in Aladdin’s Dessert Passage in Las Vegas, NV Amar competed and won first place in Bellydance Break Beats Competition headed by Miles Copeland. Inspired by performances by Amar and her fellow dancers Sonia and Ansuya the idea forBellydance Superstars was born. Amar was one of the 6 chosen soloists for Bellydance Superstars (BDSS). Under their direction she toured all over the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. She was featured in various American, Italian, French and Spanish television programs including Regis and Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel Live. With BDSS She also opened for the band Audioslave and shared the same stage as Jane’s Addiction, Incubus and Jurassic 5. In their 6th month contract in Monaco the company performed for Prince Albert of Monaco.

Amar is the double crown winner of Ms. America and Ms. World of the bellydance San Francisco, CA; winner of Bellydance Break Beats Competition Los Angeles, CA; First runner up Ms. Egypt competition Cairo, Egypt. She is certified in Dancing through Pregnancy and Zumba Basics; She has a Bachelors of Science Degree and Associates Degree in Psychology.
Amar continues to perform and teach all over the world. She teaches regular on-going bellydance classes, enjoys taking Zumba and yoga; and drinking her all time favorite hot soy chai lattes. Her favorite season is Fall, which is why she chooses Massachusetts as her home base. Here she lives with her husband, daughter and “doggie.”
Style, Philosophy & Method
Amar Gamal’s bellydance style is an Egyptian fusion that includes flavors of Latin, Jazz, Modern and Ballet, while still preserving the traditional and classical Egyptian feel. Her technique is highly focused on strong posture, clean lines, and whole body awareness, which allows her to showcase this seamless fusion.
Amar believes dance is a combination of expression, movement, feeling and technique. She keeps her classes and workshops high energy, which allows students to focus on having fun and enjoy the moment, while still being disciplined. 
Amar encourages her students to have a good sense of humor about themselves; 

“It’s all in your attitude if you are enjoying the process of dancing then it doesn’t matter whether you have achieved the steps or not, because you are experiencing ‘true bliss’ by just enjoying the moment.” Amar is an approachable teacher who creates a supportive and comfortable atmosphere where students can grow into artists.
Amar helps her students find their individual style through the pairing of strong technique and flourishes (creating flavor) which in turn, creates each dancer’s signature style. The AG Bellydance Method is a technique focused method that allows dancers to express and showcase the art of belly dance to its fullest.
Aspects of The AG Bellydance Method are:
Body alignment and posture
Body awareness
Muscle and skeletal control
Clean fluid transitions
Musicality and rhythm knowledge
Execution of and commitment to the movement
The use of props
An understanding of the origins of the dance