I can understand your surprise.Fifty seven posts and one mention of Taheyya Carioca.
My favorite dancers are the Vintage/Classic ones; Tulay Karaca, Nesrin Topkapi, and of course Suheir Zaki. The only reason Tahia Carioca isn't on my list is because I prefer the more Turkish style (though I make an exception for Suheir Zaki).
Now my favorite current artists are:
and Tarik Sultan
No, I can't pick just one, really... but Ruby is nudging her way up there.