In Love And Obsessed With Movement
My dance has been (and still is) influenced by different styles. I have a background in classical ballet, contemporary dance, Egyptian/ gypsy dance, flamenco and other movement practices such as capoeira, breakdance, African dance and aikido. Because there are just too many dance styles and movement practices I like, I cannot decide just on one, and so I bring them in various ways into my dance and my teaching. Sometimes separately, sometimes together.
Apart from the dance I am also a Shiatsu student , and I am working towards becoming a Shiatsu practitioner in the next couple of years.
I discovered Egyptian Dance in Granada (Spain) while taking my studies in Contemporary Dance and Environmental Science.
I have always had a especial interest in rhythm and Middle Eastern music, and this took me to explore this style of dance.
I have trained in Granada (Mariam Ne’mah), Tenerife (Fayna Baeza), Cairo (Béatrice Grognard), Brussels (Béatrice Grognard) and London (JWAAD and Suraya Hilal) where I have attended a variety of workshops on different styles of Egyptian dance (Baladi, Sha´abi and Classical Style). With a main focus on Egyptian style, I try to bring my experience in other disciplines to refresh and empower my dance and teaching.
I currently teach regular Egyptian Bellydance classes for women in Edinburgh, as well as workshops.
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I did an informal but intense training in various dance techniques and dance theatre, first in Granada and later on in Edinburgh and London.
Contemporary dance has allowed me to explore movement in many creative ways. The learning path never ends, I am hungry to keep learning with my body and keep challenging my limitations. I want to dance and explore movement and its possibilities in the space.
I have worked as a performer as part of different dance projects as well as my own, and have experience in teaching creative dance/movement to children and teenagers.