Halima Malika Mahdee
Halima Malika Mahdee. Mother, sister, and friend who has a passion for dance and artistic movement. The only girl and youngest of three brothers, raised in an impoverished neighborhood trying to navigate the landscape of drugs and gun violence. Becoming a teen mother at the age of 16 pushed her always challenge herself to become the best version of herself to set a solid foundation for her children.
In 2016 Halima graduated from the Laney College dance program, obtaining her AA degree in dance. In between her studies she joined the Laney College Study Abroad Program, which she studied dance and culture in Cuba, Ghana, and independently in Brazil, and India. As of now, Halima is continuing her education in anthropology at San Francisco State University in the fall to obtain her BA in cultural anthropology. As a student choreographer, Halima loves to use her life experiences to create stories that speaks to the audience through movement. Considering that she is a shy person, her alter ego is never far. Once the stage is set and music is on, Lady Lush is alive and ready to go!