"Fahtiem brings a touch of class to Oriental Dance, as well as a delightful sauciness, making her not only a grand entertainer, but an artist as well. It's no wonder that as a performer, teacher, and choreographer, she is so in demand."
- Ibrahim Farrah, Publisher, Arabesque Magazine
has performed throughout the United States, including engagements on cruise
ships and performances on cable and network TV. Her love and commitment
to the dance is evident in her efforts to motivate each dancer to their
individual best. It has been said that "Fahtiem truly has a master's touch.
The simplest movement is presented with incredible focused energy. The
quality of Fahtiem's movements is what we all strive for." Her style is
soulful and dynamic. Her movement expressive and clear. On stage her ability
to reach and entertain an audience with warmth and humor is delightfully
apparent. As a teacher Fahtiem conveys not only solid form and technique,
but the subtle nuance that makes this dance magical.
In addition to being the Producer/Director of this annual belly dance convention and stage production known as Oasis Dance Magic, Fahtiem is the Special Event and Entertainment Coordinator/Performer for the Caspian Restaurant, a position she also held at the Athenian and Zorba's Restaurants. Fahtiem, with the Sultan's Delites, has been a performer at the Whittier Village Festival for 10 years. She has choreographed Othello at the annual Grove Shakespearean Festival. She has been a performer and teacher on the cruise ship SS Oceanic, the choreographer for the Miss America Preliminary Pageant in 1998 and is the Director/Choreographer of the Sultan's Delites. Stories from Fahtiem are included in the newly published book Belly Laughs by Rod Long.
appearances on TV and film include:
The 1992 International Cultural Diploma of Honor, 1991 Woman of the Year from the American Biographical Institute, Grand Prize Winner in the Circus Vargas Talent Contest, 1996 Dance Promoter of the Year from the Middle Eastern Dance Academy, and 1997 Entertainment Video of the Year from the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club Foundation International, listed in 2000 Notable Women and listed in the International Who's Who of Professional Business Women. Fahtiem was nominated 1997 Choreographer of the Year by the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance, nominated 1997, 1998 and 1999 Teacher of the Year by Peoples Poll, Zaghareet Magazine and won the Oriental Dancer of the year and Teacher of the Year in 1999; and was inducted into the Middle Eastern Dance Hall of fame by the American Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (New York) for lifetime achievement in 1999, and nominated Dancer of the Year by the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (Los Angeles) in 1998 and won the award in 1999. Fahtiem was presented with the Giza Award for Best Live Solo Dance Performance - 2000