Iona holds Master's level Theatre training with ongoing dance training. Stage movement dance teachers:
Dollie Rivas and Yvonne Olivier
Ayesha Kamm, Medford Oregon
Betty Karam, New Orleans LA
Layla Isis, New Orleans LA
Tamalyn Dallal, Seattle WA/ New Orleans LA
Star workshop instructors & international artists:
Alexandra King , Amar Gamal , Amaya , Amel Tafsout , Ansuya ,
Artemis Mourat , Eva Cernik , Hadia (of Canada) , Jillina, Morocco, Myra Krien , Nourhan Sharif , Rachel George , RoxxanneShellaby ,
Ryan Guochao , Sahra Saeeda , Sonia , Suhaila Salimpour ,
Ayesha Kamm , Jeremiah Soto , Tobias Roberson , Shelly Plaissance
Iona is honored to have had the opportunity to take classes with the late Serena Wilson while in New York in 2004, as well as with very much alive Maria Morca while teacher training with Tamalyn in Seattle area in 2013.
Side Project: Silk Road Travelers
Iona enjoyed being one of the founding members and co-creating with harpist Ivory McCann and percussionist Steven Rossi in the Middle Eastern sound scapes trio, Silk Road Travelers 2015-2016.
Stage Production & Community
In 2010, Iona began promoting the art and education of bellydance through hosting star workshops and showcases via Iona Productions.
See more about her current event: Orleans Raks
Additional community contributions:
Iona has had the opportunity to share her skills by teaching weekly classes at the following studios: