The Gilded Serpent presents...
Terry is available to perform for family gatherings to large sized productions. Live music and additional dancers can be easily arranged. Whether you are interested in a small gathering or a full evening of entertainment Terry's tasteful enthusiastic style, captivating personality, sultry good looks and contagious sense of humor will make your celebration a memorable one.
Terry has been delighting audiences with her unique interpretation of belly dance for years.
Performing bellydance since she was a teenager. She started with the critically acclaimed Dream Dancers under the tutelage of Deann Adams. Eagerly anticipated at festivals like Rakkasah this group accompanied by Light Rain performed at sold out houses like the Oz, Great American Music Hall and Bimbos, all posh nightclubs in San Francisco, California. This group transitioned seamlessly in the spring and summer months from cabaret entertainment to an outdoor festival show, touring the state gigging at state and county fairs and art festivals.
Inspired by these performances Terry continued to work in the finest Middle Eastern dinner houses and nightclubs in San Francisco and LosAngeles with engagements and contracts lasting the life of the club and multiple owners. Her thousands of bookings range from small family gatherings to convention sized weddings! Often performing up to 5 shows a night!
She was honored to open for some of the leaders of the Arab entertainment world, legends like Sabah, Warda, Shadi Sameel,Wadi el Safi, Sabah Fakri and Nouram Hanna, as well as Contemporary singers like Walid Toufic, George Wassouf and Ragheb Alame. All this while having the pleasure of working regular shows with the finest musicians in the San Francisco area
Terry has entertained foreign dignitaries, members of Arab royalty, TV and sports celebrities. Memorable performances include the opportunity to perform for industry greats like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Shirley MacClain and Nicholas Cage.There are great memories of entertaining several NFL Hall of Famer quarterbacks. Her performances have been televised in Germany, Italy and California and featured on Arab TV.
The biggest joy and satisfaction in her performing continues to be the invitations she receives from the many families in the San Francisco Bay Area who include her in their family celebrations year after year!
Web site: www.raksterayz.com
Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Terry
- 12-8-11 Undercutting the Competition, A Problem of Ethics or Practicality?
The Internet presence has created a whole new style of “elitism” in the dance world.
- 11-15-11 2011 Eliat Festival with T and A!
Eilat is a bustling attraction for many tourists, boasting world class beaches, diving, and great weather, which was one reason that we picked this destination in January!
- 4-7-11 Our Changing Dance World, a Response to Leila's "Dance for Dancers"
Of course, we learn musicality and so forth, but where dance classes in some places are an hour long, teaching long choreography is not sustainable to an instructor.
- 10-7-07 Glimpses Into the Past:On DVD at Last!
Some current dancers may find that the sentiment of the 70’s feels alien and therefore unable to relate to it. However, I believe many dancers will be thrilled to see faces attached to the names of some of our dance legends like Bert Balladine in Gameel Gamal.