Tamalyn Dallal has danced and/or taught in 43 countries, danced in and choreographed a section of the Superbowl Halftime Show (1995), was crowned “Miss America of the Bellydance” in 1995, the Giza Video Award (1998), and given both the Ya Halla Ya’al and the MBC’s lifetime achievement awards (2010).
Several of Tamalyn's students went on to become belly dance Superstars and world renown dancers: Amar Gamal, Bozenka, Virginia, and others. She has written three books: "They Told Me I Couldn’t,” about being a belly dancer in Colombia, South America in the 1980's, "Belly Dancing for Fitness" (Instructional), and "40 Days and 1001 Nights," in which she lived in five Muslim countries for 40 days each and tells what life was like in each place.
Ms. Dallal made three full length documentary films about dance and culture and produced two music cd's in Zanzibar (Tanzania). She now uses New Orleans as her base from which to travel abroad to dance and teach. This year, in addition to teaching at Oasis Dance Magic, Ms. Dallal will dance and teach in Havana (Cuba), Managua (Nicaragua), Madrid (Spain), Tokyo, Several cities in China, and Bangkok (Thailand) as well as Miami, Houston, Toronto, Seattle, and Kansas City.