Mahatara Youssef was born into a family of performing artists. At a very young age she began studying ballet and modern dance. Due to her natural curiosity and love for movement, she couldn't just stop there. At the age of 12 she got invited to travel to Ghana and study for 6 months with the Ghanaian ballet. This exciting opportunity was just the beginning of a wonderfully prosperous dance career for Mahatara. Since then she has traveled to more than 15 countries performing and teaching dance. Now residing in Los Angeles with her three children, she is very happy to become a part of the TREE family. Mahatara brings with her over 30 years of dance experience, as well as various dance styles from around the world. She is fun, charismatic, energetic, and excited to be a part of our TREE team.