A soulful and versatile interpretive artist, Roshana Nofret is a world-renowned performer, instructor, and choreographer of Middle Eastern dances. Roshana seamlessly fuses traditional and contemporary dance elements while keeping the original essence and character of each dance, producing a uniquely delightful and engaging cultural experience both on stage and in her classes and workshops. Her dancing is widely regarded as elegant, fluid, charismatic, and expressive -- with a deep musical connection and understanding.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida of Cuban parents with Spanish and Lebanese background, Roshana has been devotedly immersed in this art form for several years, starting from the young age of 14. She has received training from some of the best and most prestigious Master Instructors throughout the world, with the legendary Tamalyn Dallal and Bozenka as two of her greatest mentors and inspirations.
Roshana has participated in prestigious dance productions and large scale dance festivals/cultural celebrations both locally and internationally (North America, Asia, and Egypt) as a performer, workshop instructor, and competition judge. She was also the First Place Winner in the Professional Raks Sharqi Competition of the 2008 Miami Bellydance Convention.
As an artistic presenter of this art form, Roshana's goal is to delight, inspire, and inform audiences through sharing her love and knowledge of these dances, promoting cultural appreciation and understanding of the art and its origins, further elevating it to the utmost level of practice, recognition and admiration worldwide.
Throughout her dance career, Roshana has passionately pursued and achieved many of her artistic goals. She is on a constant path of learning, as well as consistently reinventing herself in order to breach new creative ground and achieve more profound levels of artistic and cultural understanding, expression, and teaching.
In addition to artistic and educational community performances, Roshana maintains an active and influential role in the South Florida cultural performing arts community through various mediums: she is the Founder, Director & Choreographer of M.E.C.A. Dance Ensemble, and Co-Founder/Co-Producer of the Middle Eastern Mosaic annual dance conference and show, as well as hosting workshops and special events in Miami.