Eliza - Bellydancer
This Belly Dancer has a wealth of experience of Arabic dance and has performed as both a troupe and a solo performer. She has performed at several weddings for Turkish and Arabic families as well as restaurants, parties, festivals, concerts and a number of charity and corporate events.
In 2005 she started organising events with a colleague who was the first to host Egyptian dancers and teachers in the UK amongst, which were Aida Noor and Medhat Fahmy former dancers of the world famous Mahmood Reda troupe.
She not only studied dance but also learning classical Arabic language and the intricacies of Arabic music. She has been fortunate enough to perform with some of the great musicians such as Ibrahim el Minyawi, Medhat Shaheen, Sheikh Taha and Joseph who were fundamental to belly dance as we as western dancers know it today.
She started dancing when she discovered an ‘Egyptian Folk’ class run by Rita Barker in 1995, and has been hooked ever since. Rita specialised in the Raq Sharqi style but used many of her influences from the other dances she teaches such as Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz and Salsa to form her own unique style that helps her students build a solid foundation. Always keen to explore all aspects of Arabic dance she has attended workshops in Arabic Drumming, Alexander Technique, Tribal, Classical, Folk, Baladi, dancing with props and many Oriental and Cairo style belly dancing classes.
She is a member of Birmingham and Midland Belly dancing Association (BAMBA), and organiser and co-director of Sahra Birmingham’s Arabic belly dance festival. She organises many different events but takes most pride in organising events for charity. These include fundraising for the Sunshine Orphanage in Luxor, Cancer Research, Kidney Research and Acorn’s Children’s Trust and Endometriosis UK.View similar acts:
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