Cris! Basimah began dancing at the age of 6 starting with Classic and Modern Ballet while later falling in love with Belly Dance, Middle Eastern Folk Dance, Latin and Bollywood styles. Cris! is the Artistic Director for the UCSB Middle East Dance Ensemble and The BellyDance Land Team. She performs regularly at Santa Barbara’s Restaurant Zaytoon and also in private and corporate events. Cris!’s passion is to bring joy, movement, higher self-esteem and self-expression to others through her performances and dance classes. Cris! invites you to come experience the magical world of belly dance and fusion dances at BellyDance Land! bellydanceland.com / @bellydanceland.