Teaching or Choreography ability
- Latin American
Started dancing at 6 years old doing latin & ballroom under the IDTA syllabus for 8 years, I've been performing both in group shows & solo since young, more intensively last 10 years. Also run my own Chinese/oriental fusion student show group - performing with all my own choreography at various community, Haflas & Salsa events and private functions.
Started Salsa in 1995, developed interest as teaching assistant with local club from 2010. From this progressed to teaching Foundations & Beginners classes from 2012. Also continued to learn many different genres & styles of Salsa attending classes in other cities as well as at festivals and congresses.
Joined various performance groups in London doing shows in London & around UK at small parties, then branching out to larger festivals and congresses in Central London, Barnet, Beckingham, Bromley, Dartford, Essex, Hammersmith, Richmond, Birmingham, Darlington, Loudwater, Bedford, Teesside, & Paris.
Since 2014 moved to teach regularly with my London teachers mainly within Central London & Peterborough (also Cambridge on occasions) focusing on linear/cross body on1 style and Columbian Cali.
For social dancing I also continue to develop my other salsa styles, & other genres such as Bachata (Moderna/Sensual/Dominican), Kizomba.
Started belly dancing in 2007 with local Cairo Cats student group, doing 1st group performance in 2008. The following year developed my first fusion choreography to teach my peers, & adapted for group of 11 dancers to do charity show at Straford upon Avon in addition to our 4 core dances already planned for event. From this I progressed to teaching assistant role for a year.
Continued with group, doing shows at local community events and bellydance hafla until left in spring 2012. These included World picnic, Great Linford Waterside festival, Sports Relief, MK Theatre, Group shows included events local in MK & around the country to Leicester, Huntingdon, Southam, Coventry, Kempston, Rugby, Reading, and London’s prestigious event Planet Egypt.
Outside of the group I performed duets and solo at private parties and events as introduced by friends and dance colleagues.
CHINESE (FAN) FUSION
I started my own oriental fusion show group in 2013 with few friends & interests from my salsa student who wishes to take part in this new experimental project. Performing our debut at Milton Keynes Market open day event, local restaurant opening, & Chinese festivals.
In 2014 we continue to attract more new members & secured more show opportunities, February had a Salsa party & Chinese New Year celebration in local restaurant.
A new modern fusion dance secured our debut at Arts in the Park (Campbell park) & regular annual showcase slot at that cultural festival, debut at the Arts Central "Festival of Nations" which secured a private party demo & our autumn performance at One World Club MK. The year ended with show at Salsa Christmas party in Northampton. 2015 continued on a slower start with regular Chinese new year dance demos, & Charity belly dancing event in Crick. Due to a reduced team we had a Spring break before the packed summer season with 5 different community/local cultural events.
This initiated a collaboration project with charity LEAP (This Girl Can campaign) - for a new Autumn short performance group course, including opportunities to perform at the Festival of Languages. The success resulted in Case study interview with LEAP, and exposure generated more shows for a busy Winter- a private birthday party & 3 more events.
In 2016 my profile have been raised & increased the team's demand allowing new challenges and stronger performances - in total we showcased at over 25 different events, locally and around the region. I was also featured as a guest teacher and performer during a Summer Hafla near Coventry. For 2017 we already have 4 booking just for January.