About Us

Tenth Muse Dance was founded by Inaya Nawar and Moirne in June of 2013.  After the closure of Synergy Rhythm and Dance (Synergy RaD) and the departure of their dear teacher, Sahira Zedare, both Inaya and Moirne were concerned about how to keep the belly dance community in Bloomington/Normal alive and growing.  Many of Sahira’s former students, beginner to advanced expressed an interest in continuing on with the dance, out of this Tenth Muse Dance was born.The driving idea behind Tenth Muse is each dancer brings something different to the dance and that we all inspire, encourage and empower each other.  We are each “the tenth muse” in our own way.  Persephone’s Circle, Tenth Muse’s performing company, is directed by Inaya Nawar and focuses on providing quality and engaging belly dance performances of all types.  All performances are geared to the event and are family friendly.  Persephone’s Circle is experienced with performing at weddings, bachelorette parties, private parties (no bachelor parties), corporate events, and festivals.  Please use the Contact Us link to enquire about hiring Persephone’s Circle for your next event.