Atéa has dedicated her career to performing and teaching bellydance as a classic and holistic art form. She is the producer and instructor of the Magical Motion(TM) video/DVD collection, a bestselling bellydance instruction series. Her videos were among the very first bellydancing instruction videos to achieve national and international success and helped contribute to the worldwide renaissance we see in bellydancing today. As a pioneer in bellydance video instruction and an experienced teacher, Atéa developed innovative learning techniques in classic and modern bellydancing styles. Her instruction methods are known for presenting the traditions of authentic bellydance in a contemporary and easy-to-understand format. Originally from the Midwest where she started her bellydance performance and teaching career, Atéa relocated to Los Angeles. She owned and directed a successful bellydance studio in the West Los Angeles area, teaching students and performers of all levels, including Hollywood celebrities. She also performed in nightclubs, concerts, and festivals and appeared in nationally and internationally televised shows like Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment, and England's BBC The James Whales show. Working with some of L.A.'s premier bellydancers, she produced instructional and performance bellydance programming for Southern California TV networks. Atéa and her musician husband, Denis K, compose and arrange world music for dancing, fitness, and yoga. She looks forward to being part of the continuing evolution of dance and music that promotes health and happiness for mind, body, and spirit.