Ask Me Anything Series: Dr Valerie Nefertiti

Residing in Delaware, Nefertiti, professionally known as Dr. Valerie, is a clinical sexologist, emotional management specialist, researcher, author, motivational speaker, activists and international professional MENAHT dancer. Nefertiti is the founder of Jewels of the Orient Bellydance & Wellness Festival, Sambabelly ™ Fitness, Belly dancers of Color Magic Group & MENAHT dancers of color wellness & dance retreat.

Nefertiti shares her passion and vision for the art of belly dancing by promoting dance through education and entertainment. Her style of dance is primarily Egyptian. Nefertiti is known for powerful, raw and passionate dance as she shares her life thru her performance with the audience.

While living in Cairo, Egypt for several years, Nefertiti was mentored by several top teachers.She studied at the ISOC in Cairo for her teacher's certification under the direction of Dr. Khalil and is a member of UNESCO. As an artist she danced and instructed on all 7 continents.

As a mentor, Nefertiti finds the diamond in the rough, polishes it and lets the radiance of that new dancer emerge. Nefertiti teaches the culture, history and dance movement.

We invite you to join us for a wide ranging discussion on December 9th. Please submit your questions in advance or come ready to ask Dr Valerie questions via the live chat in Zoom.

Please plan on joining us for a 90 minute conversation. Bring your best self as we will be discussing both fun and difficult topics.

If you have a question in advance of the session, please submit them here in the discussion session of the curriculum.


Your Instructor


Sara Shrapnell
Sara Shrapnell

Sara Shrapnell spent 12 years teaching, performing and hosting events in the UK before moving to the Bay Area of San Francisco in 2011. Her classes are known for their humor, detailed breakdowns and cultural context. She adapts her lessons to suit the dancers, their needs and aims. Students who have studied with Sara have gone on to teach and perform in all styles of belly dance and many have made their living through performance or teaching. Sara’s books “Teaching Belly Dance” and “Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage” are available on Amazon.


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