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Belly Dance with Ana

Belly Dance with Ana

Photo by Jim Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro & altered with Prisma.

I was born in Spain with Andalusian Gypsy roots on my father's side.

My lifelong passion for dance & Egyptology drew me into the world of Belly Dance.

Oxfam Benefit, Ottawa, 2007

Over 15 years ago, I began studying with Perouze Messiha & Funda Pakis

in Montreal. Since then, I have also participated in numerous workshops

& classes with wonderful instructors throughout Spain and these include:

Photo by drNdrfn

Since 2003, I have also had the pleasure of teaching Belly Dance fitness,

Bollywood, Bellywood, and Oriental Flamenco at the following locations:

Photo by Jim Beis

From Girl Guides to seniors groups, I am available for workshops,

baby or wedding showers, and bachelorette parties:


Children's Parties

Click above for more information

My first children's book is available through Amazon in both E-book & paperback format.

The Mermaid and The Centaur

Classes 2018:

For more info & to be added to my mailing list:

All levels, lots of fun!

Backstage before the annual Hip Hop House show:

December 2017:

Oriental Flamenco at Le Festivale International de la Poesie de Montreal, Place des Arts, 2009:


I'm also a writer & have contributed articles on Belly Dance to "Zaghareet!" magazine.

My 8th book is about the Moorish and Gypsy dance history of Spain;

"Zambra Mora: An In Depth Study":


My father's artwork has graced a few of my books including the above cover.

Please take a moment to visit his page:Manuel Ruiz

My father and I in Paris, 2007.

If you would like to read your astrological dance profile, please click here:


My channel on YouTube

My page on Belly Dance Flamenco Fusion

And Bollywood!

My page on the history of Flamenco: Zambra Mora

Click here for even more pages!:

Hablo Espaņol!

Follow me on Twitter and join my Belly Dance West Island page on Facebook


Illustration by my father, Manuel Ruiz:

A recent class video:Darbouka

Dancing in Madrid

Last update: December 2017