ozana began dancing at the tender age of four. An Albuquerque native, her instruction spanned the genres of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Hawaiian Hula, Tahitian, Latin Social Dancing and Mexican Folkloric Dance. Bringing this vast experience with her, Rozana took up Belly Dancing at the age of 18 when she began dancing with Libby Prothero at Dance World. After just a few lessons, she was invited to join Libby's troupe "Zamaroot".
Rozana continued dancing as life moved her away from her beloved home state. In California, she was a featured dancer at many local Middle Eastern establishments. Always wanting to perfect her art, Rozana sought instruction from some renowned teachers: Roman "Bert" Balladine, the late Dalilah and Mahmoud Reda among others. After the births of her two boys, Rozana changed gears from dance to Tae Kwon Do and has since achieved a second degree black belt.
After a few years and a move to Portland, Rozana began dancing again with Karla Johnson. To expand her horizons she studied American Tribal Style with Jim Boz (now of San Diego) as well.
For the past three years, she has been teaching Belly Dancing on the West Side of Albuquerque. In February of 2003, Rozana took on a group of home schooling moms who wanted to do something exciting away from the kids. With much energy and verve, she molded this group of unlikely beginners into an award winning Belly Dance Troupe - Zahara Al Jinan. Their first competition was Amaya's annual "Shake and Bake" competition in the fall of 2003, where the Troupe took second place. After some natural attrition and more hard work, the members of Zahara won first place in the Ethnic Category and more importantly, the Audience Choice award at the 2004 "Shake and Bake" competition. With Rozana's vast background in all forms of dance and especially Belly Dance and her creative choreography, this troupe is quickly becoming a phenomenon in New Mexico.