Zaina Brown is a professional bellydancer, relentless traveler, writer, and filmmaker. She began her dance career in her native Finland, and relocated to New York City in 2003. Additionally, she has worked as a bellydancer in Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia, Mali, Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, and India.
Zaina is the creator of World Of Dancers, an online community of art lovers. Her documentary Traveling Bellydancer In India (2015) is the winner of the Canadian Accolade Award, and has screened at Ridgewood Guild Film Festival in New Jersey, and Festival Of Colors in New York City. Zaina is the author of Fire In The Belly: A Memoir of Falafel, Flings, and Shiny Things (2019), available on Amazon. Zaina currently resides in Thailand with her husband, son, and cat.