BACKGROUND

BACKGROUND

International performer, wellness educator, and teacher in the art of movement and story, Zuleikha inspires dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through movement. Zuleikha’s training comes from years of intensive study with master teachers of healing and movement in both Eastern and Western traditions, including American avant-garde dance, Indian Kathak, classical music of Afghanistan, Balinese and Japanese dance, and therapeutic health exercise from the Taoist traditions of China. Edinburgh Guide describes Zuleikha as “a singular figure on the horizon of sacred theater and dance, a mistress of countless faces, who moves effortlessly through space.” Zuleikha uplifts audiences with her funny, soul stirring solo performances. Her collaborative work with world musicians and poets has featured such luminaries as poet and renowned translator of Rumi, Coleman Barks, the poet Robert Bly, avante-garde composer performer Terry Riley,world percussionists Glen Velez, cellist David Darling, vocalist/instrumentalist Jai Uttal, the late African drum master Baba Olatungi, and other wonderful artists. She is currently engaged in a collaborative project with esteemed electric violinist Tracy Silverman, which will combine performances and outreach to youth in challenging circumstances.