It is with great sadness and love that Serena Wilson, the most famous pioneer of Belly Dance in America, has passed away. I started with Serena in 1978 at her famous Studio in NYC. Serena changed my life as well as many other women's lives. I was fortunate to learn the Art of Belly Dance with Serena in the early years of my training. Her artistic and integrated approach to Belly Dance and Dance in general was a foundation that served me well for the next 31 years. Serena passed on Sunday, June 17, 2007 from a pulmonary embolism.