Ansuya is a second generation, internationally recognized superstar of Bellydance with thousands of students across the globe. She is a three time Golden Belly Award winner, has a Best Cabaret Bellydancer of the Year Award from the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance, and is one of the original Bellydance Superstars.
Along with modeling in Hawaii and Japan, Ansuya has had numerous television appearances as both a Bellydancer and an actress including, Days of Our Lives, Judging Amy, V.I.P. Jack and Jill, The Jim Jay and Ann Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The John Mackenroe show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MTV Canada, and entertainment and news shows around the world. She has toured with the famous rock festival Lollapalooza, has been on her own independent teaching and performance tour of the world multiple times and has danced at the top Middle Eastern restaurants in Hollywood, performed for countless celebrities, and can be seen on Exercise Leader Kathy Smith’s Bellydance and Fitness DVD, Flex Appeal, along with 15 of her own top selling DVD’s.
Ansuya has also choreographed for the daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, has had celebrity students, and has performed in some of the world’s most distinguished theaters including the Follies Bergere in Paris, France and the Victoria Theatre in Barcelona, Spain.
Daughter & protege of renowned pioneer of American style Bellydance, Jenaeni Rathor, Ansuya was born into the vanguard of the Bellydance world. With 30 years of training under Jenaeni, Alexandra King, & Aleili, Ansuya lovingly says she was raised by wolves. She is now the creator of an eclectic style fusing Bellydance with Indian, African, Spanish, Gypsy, Tribal, Cabaret, Egyptian, Hip Hop, and Burlesque flavors.