Born in London and now based in Southern Spain. Lisa Michaela trained as an actress and is a member of the British Actors Equity Association.
From 1996, whilst living for several years between Southern California & UK she developed her love of bellydance & with some truly wonderful teachers including Fahtiem ( USA) , Pauline Sayhi, Josephine Wise & Maggie Caffrey ( UK ). Other influential instructors include the legendary Fifi Abdou (Egypt), Yousry Sharif, Shareen el Safy ( USA), Aida Nour, Randa Kamel, Raquia Hassan, Freiz Said, Khaled ( Egypt), Ozgen, Melek ( Turkey) and Vashti (UK)
A trained instructor from the Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance ( JWAAD) accredited teacher training course Lisa Michaela has been a professional instructor, performer and choreographer since 1998, working in the UK, USA and Spain.
An expressive, lyrical and vibrant dancer Lisa Michaela has performed in theatrical productions, numerous dance shows, film, public and corporate events, May balls, parties & restaurants. She performs as a soloist and with her dance company 'The Moon of Delight' and is an inspirational instructor and choreographer.
Being based in Andalusia has meant that the Moon of Delight dance company is now evolving with new members and this Spanish group is known as Encanto de Luna.
PLus Elisa Gameela and Alanya, two of the core members of Moon of Delight ( UK) have now formed Benate El Kamar ( Daughters of the Moon ) with other MOD members, Louise and Samantha and Odalisque, two wonderful performance groups, which is a source of real joy and pride. Lisa Michaela, Alanya and Elisa are now plotting to get the groups performing together!