Irina Akulenko “Under the Weeping Tree”
Music: “Weeping Tree” by Solace
Irina Akulenko is a New York City-based performer, teacher and choreographer, with a burning passion for arts of all genres. She discovered Middle Eastern dance purely by chance. Her interest in expression started at an early age and was channeled into ballet training. She also plays piano, takes voice lessons, and drawing lessons.
However, belly dance became her main addiction which she sustained by seeking instruction with numerous local teachers. Since 2001, Irina explored both Egyptian Cabaret and American Tribal style belly dance Odissi and Flamenco. She now enjoys fusing these art forms as well as everything in between.