Where Are They Now?
Find out what past winners have been up to since being crowned!
2006 Belly Dancer of the Year
So many great changes since being crowned BDOY! I’ve traveled, teaching and performing in so many fun places like China, Mexico, Turkey and Egypt. The biggest change, however, is the newest addition to our family! Alexander William Culver Swanson was born August 2, 2017, and we are so in love. It has been a very long and emotional journey filled with infertility and loss, but we finally have our gorgeous little man. It’s been a huge transition from full time dance, to full time mamahood and dance. He LOVES the tabla (the rhythms and dancing drum solos settled him while I was pregnant), and dancing in general.
I’m still teaching and performing, but temporarily slowed down travel to get settled into my new norm. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road soon, and dancing with all of you fierce dancers!
Nadira teaches and performs in Seattle. Learn more about what she's up to by visiting www.nadira.com.