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PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Mahmoud Reda

by Misty Dawn Waggoner


Misty Dawn Waggoner's artwork is shown here to allow you to view and appreciate her work. Please do not steal it for use on other web sites, flyers, business cards, or other places. If you wish to use Misty's artwork in such ways, see "About the Artist" below for information on how to contact Misty to obtain permission.

Mahmoud Reda by Misty Waggoner



About this Artwork

On July 10, 2020, the legendary Egyptian dance pioneer, Mahmoud Reda, passed away. Artist Misty Waggoner created the above artwork based on a photo of Reda.

Reda regularly used the original photo in his promotional materials for workshops. He also provided it to Shira for use on this web site to accompany articles about his work.



About the Artist

Misty Dawn Waggoner was born in South Texas to a Mexican/Portuguese mother and a German/English father, in a household where music was always playing and dance was always encouraged. In 1991, her mother Diana had an accident that left her paralyzed, and the whole family relocated to a small town right outside Austin, Texas. It was there where she found her love of art at a young age, and starting in 2002 she got her degree in Visual Communication and became a Graphic Designer.

On the family's yearly trip to Las Vegas in 2007, Misty saw a small belly dance troupe perform live. It made her fall in love with the dance, and it was then that she knew she had to learn it. Back in Austin, she found Bahaia of Austin Bellydance and started taking classes with her. A year later Misty was in a dance troupe, and she also performed duets and solos every now and then.

Misty now stays and works from home while caring for both of her parents. She runs an Etsy shop called Paradise Vintage Jewelry with her mom, who has been collecting and selling vintage jewelry and other items since the 1960's. It's there where Misty also offers one of a kind belly dance shirts, caps, vintage tapestries, and custom glittered tumblers, which she loves to make. She finds inspiration in belly dance, and since January 2018 she has been creating digital watercolors portraits of her fellow dancers, which can be seen at Tiny Pink Waffles on Facebook. Contact Misty if you Like a digital watercolor Portrait of yourself.



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