Azin Mahoozi

Azin founded Born 2 Dance Studio in August 2007.

Being of Persian descent, she has been exposed to Middle Eastern dancing throughout her entire life. A combination of her heritage, creative nature and a strong passion for the arts gave her dancing its unique style.

A trip to Egypt in 2004, the first of many, intensified her passion for and knowledge of the art of belly dancing.

Utilizing her scientifically-inclined mind (she’s a Computer Information Systems major with a penchant for “structure”), Azin created a very methodical yet simple approach to teaching belly dance, which became known as the Azin Mahoozi Method™.

She began utilizing this method when teaching belly dance classes at various dance centers and gyms in the early 2000’s, and after just a few years, she had built a huge following among dance enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Encouraged by this success, she founded Born 2 Dance Studio in 2007, offering a one-stop center for all dance styles, including Hip Hop, Salsa, Jazz, Bollywood, in addition to her ultimate passion, Belly Dance.

In 2012, after teaching Belly Dance and Persian Dance for over 10 years, Azin took a break from teaching regular classes to focus on family planning. In February 2015, she and her husband, Rami Shalan, welcomed the arrival of their baby girl, Noura Iris Shalan.

She continues to serve in her capacity as B2D’s creative director.