Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Shakira is known to have adopted many genres, including folk, mainstream pop and rock. Shakira was rejected from the school choir because the teacher thought her vibrato was too strong and she sounded like a goat. Shakira possesses a contralto vocal range. She has a genius-level IQ of 140 and can speak English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Portuguese fluently. Shakira is well known for her dancing in various music videos and in concert. Her moves are based on the art of belly dancing, a part of her Lebanese heritage. She often performs barefoot. Shakira says she learned this form of dance as a young teen to overcome her shyness. She also mentioned in a MTV interview that she learned how to belly dance by trying to flip a coin with her belly. "Shakira" is Arabic for "full of grace."