Irina Bellyrina Wen

Irina is a dancer primarily rooted in belly dance. She has performed and taught internationally, including Russia, Ukraine,  Mexico, and France. Trained in the Salimpours’ Formats, her approach to belly dance is not defined by any particular style and integrates various influences, including folkloric, classical, tribal, and other styles. Irina’s research in movement is also informed by her studies of butoh and yoga, the disciplines that facilitate an in-depth exploration of the potential of the body, mind, and spirit. Deeply curious about human condition and the process of transformation and healing, Irina also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and practices psychotherapy. She also facilitates movement-based workshops for women aimed at awakening the energies of the Feminine using the body as a vehicle. Irina teaches regular belly dance classes at Sol Dance Center ( in Astoria, NY. To learn more about Irina, please visit her website: