Angela Genova


Angela Genova, aka Angelina, is a second generation Bellydancer, trained and raised by Dahlena, the influential author of The Art of Bellydancing. Angelina continues to pass down the Dahlena method, which maintains the essence of traditional Bellydance while adding modern elegance and expression.

Angelina was the principal dancer in Thaïs, starring Renee Fleming, in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2002-2003 season. She is thrilled to perform in an opera again.

Angelina performs, teaches and choreographs at venues throughout Chicago and nationwide, including The Art Institute, House of Blues, Park West, Ruth Page Arts Center, University of Chicago’s Balkan Festival, Great Lakes Bellydance Convention, Miami Shores Bellydance Center, LA Gardens Dance Studio, Persian Television, Chicago’s Alhambra Palace, Lincoln Park Zoo, and The Field Museum.

Angelina leads a dance troupe which performs traditional, folkloric and Modern Belly Dancing throughout the Chicago area. She teaches at Dance Center Chicago and Belle Plaine Dance Studio.