Angelika NemethAngelika Nemeth has earned certificates in Dance and Theatre Arts and Related Technologies, holds a BS degree in Education and an MA in Psychology specializing in the Transformational Arts.  She performs and teaches Raqs Sharqi, popularly referred to as belly dancing, and folkloric dance styles from the Near and Middle East. Angelika is currently on the dance faculties of two southern California colleges where she teaches accredited classes in Middle Eastern dance. She also regularly organizes and leads dance study tours to the Middle East. She was influential in the creation and development of Orange Coast College’s World Dance Certificate Program, has produced and directed numerous world dance concerts, and co-produced two historic International Conferences on Middle Eastern Dance held on the OCC campus in 1997 and 2001. Angelika trains and mentors many of today’s young dancers specializing in Middle Eastern Dance, lectures at colleges and libraries, and adjudicates belly dance competitions worldwide. She has appeared on numerous dance videos and magazine covers, is in demand internationally as a workshop instructor and soloist, and is on the teaching staff at the annual Ahlan Wa Sahlan dance festival in Cairo, Egypt.  She is artistic director of the Angelika Nemeth Dance Ensemble (ANDE) for which she has received awards and recognition for both her dancing and choreography.  Her work which combines traditional forms with contemporary staging has been performed in diverse settings from intimate supper clubs to large theatre stages in the US and abroad.

Instructor of: Mid-Eastern Dance