Daleela has been teaching for over 20 years and performing for over 30 years. She is the recipient of the prestigious "Elly Award" for outstanding achievement in the dramatic arts. She is the author of 2 belly dance books, "Belly Dance Wisdom" and "I Know Who I Am When I Belly Dance". She has a Master's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Music. In her classes, books, and DVDs, Daleela fuses her expertise in psychology and dance to share the power of belly dance as therapy for body, mind, and soul.