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Photo Courtesy Richard Malcolm

Enchanting Erica fell in love with bellydance in 1999 and has been dancing ever since. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM. She is a volunteer advisory board member for New Mexico Belly Dance.  Her styles are Raks Sharki, Saidi, and American Cabaret.


Enchanting Erica began her bellydance journey in 1999 when she took her first class at the Fargo YMCA. She eventually went on to teach for a local non-profit. She has been a regular performer with Bad Weather Burlesque, Vixen Variety Shows, Kismet, Mistryl Shimmy Guard, and the Flaming Hips. Erica was an active part of the local Fargo, ND entertainment community. She was the 2013 Fargo/Moorhead sponsor for Club Bellydance, a Shimmy Mob Team Leader in 2014 and 2015, and in ABQ for 2019, 2020 and 2022. In 2021 she and her dance partner took third place in the duet/trio category at Yaa Halla Y’all in Grapevine, TX. Her mission is education and cultural appreciation of Middle Eastern Dance, and she has given talks and demonstrations for community groups, library programs and even Head Start.





Hebbina Hebbina performed by The Tynker Hafla Band, feat Sitara, Improv by Enchanting Erica


Bad Weather Burlesque

Vixen Variety Shows

Mistryl Shimmy Guard

Red River Raks


Flaming Hips

New Mexico Belly Dance


Third Place winner in Duet/Trio category Yaa Halla Y’all 2021 with Ranee Alexandria Lovato

New Mexico Belly Dance Volunteer Advisory Board Member, 2020-present

Masquerade Director and programming co-director, Con-Jikan Year 6, 2018 and Year 7, 2019

Team Leader Grand Forks Shimmy Mob 2014 and Fargo Shimmy Mob 2015; Albuquerque Shimmy Mob 2019, 2020 and 2022

Local producer/sponsor for Club Bellydance in Fargo/Moorhead, 2013 (with Ezma Siddiqah)

Published in The Gilded Serpent Magazine online

Photo Courtesy JaNae Boswell

Photo Courtesy JaNae Boswell

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Club Bellydance Update! « Belly Dance with Erica
  2. Sonia
    Feb 10, 2018 @ 13:36:30

    Love the videos – now I know where to find a video of the wing choreo!


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