Piper began performing at the age of 8 in Rhea's troupe Nar
El Nisaa. Throughout the 1980s, she was the featured dancer at
numerous bouzoukia, Lebanese and Syrian restaurants and tourist tavernas
in Athens, Greece, usually doing 4 to 6 shows a night, 7 nights a
Piper wins Belly Dance of the Year 2000!
In 1989, Piper moved to Montreal and began studying at McGill
University and dancing at popular Greek and Lebanese restaurants in the
area. She was awarded her bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and immediately began graduate studies
at The Johns Hopkins University Medical School.
While completing her doctorate in Molecular
Biology, Piper took time off to enter (and win!) the Belly
Dancer of the Year 2000 contest and performs at charity
Piper is now a PhD (read more about her
academic credentials) and Director of the Baltimore Daughters of Rhea
Dance Ensemble. She is also founder of The
Piper Method of American Belly
Piper teaches group and private
Classes in Baltimore.
She is invited to teach guest seminars around the world. Visit Piper's website for more
details on her classes, seminars and teaching philosophy, and to learn
more about The Piper Method of
American Belly Dance.
interview with Piper.
Piper featured in the
Contact Piper regarding her classes or to book her for your gala event,
and visit www.pipermethod.com for
more information on this gifted teacher and performer.
Beautiful Piper dances her Fatamorgana choreography
at the Baltimore Museum of Art