Zuleikha is an international Storydancer, performer, musician and educator whose work inspires dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through the profound art of movement. Uplifting audiences with her funny, soul stirring solo performances Zuleikha weaves together stories and myths of world cultures in praise of life. She has created many CDs of original music based on the poetry of the mystics. Zuleikha’s collaborative work with world musicians and poets features such luminaries as poet and renowned translator of Rumi, Coleman Barks, poet Robert Bly, avant-garde composer performer Terry Riley, world percussionist Glen Velez, cellist David Darling, vocalist and instrumentalist Jai Uttal, and other wonderful artists.
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 not only walks her talk, she dances it. Through her artistry, she raises the integration of body, mind, and spirit to a new level. Her style and her teaching inspire individuals to achieve levels they were not aware they could reach. In Zuleikha, art and healing unite.” —Dr. Larry Dossey, MD (Author: Reinventing Medicine and the Power of Premonitions; Executive Editor: Explore – The Journal of Science and Healing)
Renowned for her global humanitarian work, “storydance” performances, and innovative classes, Zuleikha has created a unique and proven program called Take A Minute™ Everyday Self-Care Exercises to increase vitality and resilience. She is the Founder/Director of The Storydancer Project, a non-profit international artistic health resource organization’ that serves girls, women, children and families facing challenging life circumstances. Zuleikha is a winner of the Indian International Palliative Care Conference first place award for her abstract presentation on her Relaxation Therapeutic Health Exercise Program© for palliative care patients and their families that she created in partnership with CanSupport, Delhi, India, and she is the recipient of a number of humanitarian awards for her outstanding work in the world promoting positive personal and social change. For Zuleikha’s early history…