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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 week. 

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 events. 

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 Dance.

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.

Read an interview with Piper.  Piper featured in the Baltimore Sun. 

Contact Piper regarding her classes or to book her for your gala event, and visit for more information on this gifted teacher and performer.

Beautiful Piper dances her Fatamorgana choreography
at the Baltimore Museum
of Art