Vilia is an award winning Middle Eastern dance performer, choreographer
and instructor based in San Diego, California.
An accomplished and popular dance soloist, Vilia has performed at
numerous professional venues throughout Southern California. She spent
six years as a principal dancer with the Lebanese dance company
Raks El Anwar, directed by Middle Eastern Dance Hall of Fame inductee,
Morwenna Assaf and was a two-time winner of the Belly Dance Evolution
competition through which she was selected by Jillina (former artistic director of the
Belly Dance Super Stars) to perform in her Belly Dance Evolution theatre
show debut in Los Angeles and New York City.
In addition to her work as a soloist, Vilia is founder and artistic director of the multi-award winning,
Arabina Dance Company. Earning the titles of Group Champions
(Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition), Troupe of the Year (Belly Dancer of the
Year Competition) and Ensemble of the Year (Wiggles of the West Competition), the
Arabina Dance Company was performed dinner shows every weekend at the
award winning Zorba's Greek Restaurant in San Diego for more than twelve years before the advent of COVID.
Currently studying with the renowned Suhaila Salimpour, Vilia has
recently achieved Level 5 certification in the Suhaila Salimpour format and
Level 4 certification in the Jamila Salimpour format through which she continuously
strives to improve her dance and teaching technique. Vilia has been
honored to perform with the legendary Bal Anat Dance Company on multiple occasions
including at their European debut in Belgium during which she was also a featured
A former student and instructor of ballet, tap and jazz dance styles, Vilia's primary goal
is to use every facet of her dance expertise and extensive training to expose,
educate and entertain others in the art of
Middle Eastern Dance.