Dawn Xiana Moon

Dawn Xiana Moon is the Founder/Director of Raks Geek / Raks Inferno, a bellydance and fire company that’s been featured on MSN, UK Channel 4 TV, WGN-TV, and more. She herself was named “Best Stage Performer” (2020, 2019) and “Best Dancer” (2019) by the Chicago Reader. She appeared on Britain’s Got Talent last year.

Dawn is also a musician who’s performed in 10 states and released 2 albums; her music is a blend of folk/pop with influences from jazz and traditional Chinese music. She was named runner up for “Best Singer-Songwriter” and “Best International/World Music Act” by the Chicago Reader.

When she’s not making art, you can find her leading UX design for projects with the CDC and Medicaid or writing essays and cultural commentary on film, TV, and music.

Photo by Nancy Behall