Guest Artists 2017
Her dance style combines sweetness and power, personality and feeling, tradition and modernity. She dances and teaches with a lot of passion and respect to the oriental dance. Paula loves teaching and sharing her knowledge with her students all over the world.
Paola Palomares from Spain is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Anna Chepets is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
She is the winner of many German and international competitions and world champion according to IDO 2015. Since 2016 she is writing as a freelance author of the column "ScenenScouting" in Halima Magazine. Her research focuses on the quality of Oriental dance, the roots and study of folklore, especially through the trips to Egypt with Sahra Saeeda, the work with live music and the promotion of dance in the children's & junior area and supporting the new generation.
Delanna is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Ensemble Lazurie from Germany directed & choreographed by Delanna is a guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2017
Sofja Roscina was born in Moscow, but raised in east Germany. She started to take belly dance classes at the age of 20 and felt in love with oriental art. Since then she take every possibility to progress her dancing skills by attending regular classes, online lessons, solo dancing in restaurants and on stage, as well as taking part in workshops and advanced training.
Sofja Roscina is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
with group Halima at Group Category at OPF competition.
Warda is a guest member of Kazafy Troupe Greece for 2017 & a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Nabila from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Katharina Joumana is Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Valentina Carpenedo comes from Venice, Italy and starts to passionate about Oriental Dance in 2011. She's now a member of the Kazay Troupe Italy and also founded in 2014 the Ya Banat Oriental Dance Group, a group of friends and dancers who teach and spread the Oriental Dance Culture in the venetian territory with passion, energy and love for this discipline"
Valentina Carpenedo is Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
group "Ganesha", was founded in 2010 on the initiative of the first
Bollywood instructor and choreographer in Greece Lucrecia Fournarakou.
The purpose of the group is to spread this beautiful dance style throughout our country.
The dancers alternate between professionals and enthusiasts, presenting modern Indian dance, through Lucrecia’s original and enjoyable choreography which is completed with impressive costumes and theatrical makeup.
Lucrecia has studied traditional, contemporary Bollywood & Bhangra in India, and continues her studies in classical Indian dance Bharata Natyam.
*GANESHA BOLLYWOOD TROUPE & LUCRECIA* are a guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2017
Olga Yuderkis is dancer and choreographer. She was born in Dominican Republic in 1985 and she moved to Greece at the age of 19 years old. Since she was a child, she always likes to dance. At the age of 10 she was in a group as cheerleader for 3 years and then she discovered her passion for dance. In 2001 she decided to take classes of different dance styles like afro, folkloric, salsa and modern styles from her country. After that she takes part of the group Professional Dance and started to work in different 5* hotels around the island. When she moved to Greece she loved the Orient music specially from Egypt . In 2012 she knew the group malema's banat and became member of this group. After that she pursued her education in different festivals of Oriental dance with master teachers like Mercedes Nieto, Saida, ahmet reefat, and others. She works at the best hotels in Crete in a Brazilian Show. People describe her as a dinamic and passionate dancer.
Olga Yuderkis is a guest artist of Oriental Passion 2017
Popi Kotzabasaki from Crete,Greece is a belly dance teacher and
guest artist of Oriental Passion 2017
Marina Ramé; teacher and dancer from Malaga who for three years undertook the adventure with Rosa Beigbeder to organize the Festival Nayruz Weekend in Fuengirola. Inviting national and international teachers such as Camelia, Soraia Zaied and Khaled Mahmoud. Winner of the third professional solo with live band at the Prestigious Ahlan Wa Sahlan Winter Festival organized by Raquia Hassan.
Marina Ramé is a guest artist of Oriental Passion 2017
Sadal Melik Group from Italy directed and choreographed by Linda Gamberini, is a guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2017
Tatiana is a guest artist of Oriental Passion 2017
Laura is a guest artist of Oriental Passion 2017
Fenia Laoutari from Greece is a guest artist of Oriental Passion 2017
Nota Ilia was born in 1987 in Athens. Her passion for beauty characterizes her life. That is why these two activities focused on her, which is dancing and esthetic! Her passion for dancing started from her childhood years. From 4 years old until 12, she was introduced to the magic of classical ballet and at the same time she became involved with the traditional folkloric dances. Growing up, wanting to experience the culture of other people, she turned to latin and oriental dancing.
The oriental dancing captured her soul. Since 2008, she started as a student in different schools of Athens and until now she has been occupied constantly with seminars with Greek and foreign teachers. In 2008 it was the beginning of oriental in her life and the end of their studies in T.E.I of Athens in Estetic and in Cosmetology. She has appeared in oriental contest and many social and cultural events..
In conclusion, she has professional diploma at associate oriental dance from Pan-Hellenic dance teachers association member of the national dancesport federation of Greece. She is teaching oriental to all ages in dancing schools in Athens. The oriental dance as she says brings out the feeling, it charms and fascinates her and this is what she wants to share and experience with other people.Nota Ilia is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Elpida Tzeveleki is Greek dancer - instructor and choreographer of Oriental Dance .Her exotic beauty ,fiery temper and her unique dancing aura promise to attract your sight and boost your mood for sure !
Elpida was born and raised in Thessaloniki , she has been involved in dance since she was a child and has been trained in almost all types of dance, from Classical ballet and traditional dancing, to Latin, and from Flamenco, to Argentine Tango, and Oriental.She made her first contact with Oriental dance in 2000. She is a professional performer, while she has also been professionally involved as a teacher of the art of Oriental dance,, since 2012.She has partnered with renowned dance schools, which have been active in the field for over three decades now. She has participated in international Oriental dance festivals in Greece and abroad while she has been constantly trained by prominent teachers of this genre from Egypt, Turkey, Europe, Russia, USA, and Greece,
Elpida Tzeveleki from Greece is a Guest artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Gioulina Daskalopoulou was born in Athens and raised in Halkida.She studied Law in Athensand also studied at the Drama School“ Raba ‘’ and in private Institute of Vocational Training ‘’ Akmi ‘’specialized theater and cinema.She worked as an actorin childhood and central scenes of Athensand participated in various serials on TVsuch as ‘’ Akrosoikogeneiakon‘’ , ‘’ Lampsi ‘’ and many more. She also played in feature filmssuch as ‘’ Sose me ‘’ and ‘’ 45 tetragonika ‘’ of StratouTzitzi and many more films. She discovered her talent in dance from childhoodand dealt with many kinds, astraditional, classic, contemporary,Latin, and many more.Meanwhileshe expanded her horizons in the dances that she loved from the first moment, Flamenco becauseshe thought how is dancing with greater expressiveness, capacity and greater passion and Oriental because it combines femininity, elegance and passion. To expand the knowledge and technique in Oriental successfully completed the necessary courses and took the following certificates, 1) BELLY DANCING DANCE TEACHERS DIPLOMA - International Dance Teachers Associate 2) CERTIFICATE of ASSOCIATE ORIENTAL from Dance Teachers & Sport Dancers Society of Greece. Today she has her own school dance, ‘’ Studio Art ‘’ and she passing her Knowledge and skills to her students.
Gioulina is a Guest artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Yara Dagher is a Guest artist and costume designer of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Besides classical dancing within the study of pedagogy at the university in Russia she had been briefly in touch with various dancing styles. She has been intensively focused on oriental dancing since 2006. She completed a retraining course Lecturer of Oriental Dancing, accredited by the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic.
Zoi Kourmpanoglou from Crete - Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Kristina Gorodetsκι is an aspiring dancer from Germany with a dynamic and expressive, yet down-to-earth dance style. In 2017 she became German champion in classical Oriental Dance, after already winning the championship in Oriental Folklore in 2016. Since 2011 she is a member of the multi-award winning dance ensemble Lazurie under the artistic direction of Delanna. Being in love with all forms of dance, Kristina especially enjoys the diversity Oriental Dance has to offer.
Kristina Gorodetski is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Lili DSevilla is a Spanish Dancer teacher and choreographer based in Seville. Recognized in her country, she dances and teaches at various festivals and cities all around Spain. Internationally he has worked in Morocco, Portugal, Italy, and Japan, where made a tour of performances, workshops and conferences about Al-Andalus heritage. Eventually performs in European Festivals and he has participated in competitions, winning first prizes in the Netherlands and Italy For 5 years he was part of the Troupe “La Flor del Desierto” directed by the renowned master teacher Narjess Montasser, dancing as a soloist dancer.
Lili runs its own school in Spain called “Karkadé Dance Studio” and She organizes the “Oriental Weekend Festival” wich develops in her city, Seville.
More about Lili in www.lilidanza.com
Lili DSevilla is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Thérèse Joost from Germany
"My Jordanian roots have already brought me into contact with oriental music in my childhood. To this day I developed the pure passion to move to oriental music. My dance life is particularly influenced by Katharina Joumana, Mohamed Kazafy, Beata and Horacio Cifuentes.I thank them very much about their sharing and knowledge of their oriental dance love. "
Thérèse Joost is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Dariya Ryzhkova from Russia is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Dionysia Asimakopoulou from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Vicky Liapi from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Anna Parousi from Greece from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Ntia Pilatou from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Demy Liamyra from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Kalypso Mani is an instructor, choreographer and dancerof modern oriental dance – Tribal Fusion Bellydance and founder of Somnia Troupe and Amaroses Troupe. She’s a member of CID - UNESCO (international dance council)and has an Oriental Dance Diploma recognized globally by CID – UNESCO.
Born in Athens, she studied beauty practice, professional makeup (theater, tv, special effects- deformity, wedding makeup, permanent tattoo makeup) and nail art. She worked for many years in this field, together with dancing, and this gave her the ability to combine those two and end up in more dramatic and fulfilled performances.
She started her dance studies at the age of 3 with CLASSICAL BALLET (I.S.T.D. & R.A.D.), MODERN THEATRE DANCE, JAZZ and KARAKTER for more than 13 years. She had also taken classes of FLAMENCO, BOLLYWOOD, KUNG FU, YOGA, PILATES and she has knowledge on classical- electrical guitar and Darbuka (basic oriental rhythms).
Upon this journey she discovered Oriental Dance and she was amazed by its expressivity and femininity. So charmed she was that she followed it to every path until she discovered Tribal Fusion Bellydance. She extended her knowledge on this mysterious, sensual dance and she realized the unlimited capabilities that her body has on movement and expression. For that reason, she was dedicated totally to this dance.
She took numerous classes and seminars of recognized teachers such as MARIAM PROKOU, ASSIA GUEMRA, SADIE MARQUARDT, MOHAMED KAZAFY, REA DIANA, MONA EL SAID, TOMMY KING, ASI HASKAL, SIMONA GUZMAN, KATALIN SCHAFER, ELINA PECHERSKY, OSAMA EMAM,SUNNY SINGH, WILLOW CHANG, ASHLEY LOPEZ, MORGANA, HAZA, LAMIA BARBARA,MERCEDES NIETO, KHALED MAHMOUD,CAMELIA etc.
She has participated in dance festivals, music scenes, theaters and many social events. She has, also, gained medals on Greek dance competitions.
Finally, she participated in the 33, 35th and 37th Global Dance Conference held by CID – UNESCO coaching and performing. She can arrange dance seminars in and out of Athens.
Kalypso Mani is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Amira Balkis, the creator and co-organizer with Athena Najat, of Habibi Tsiggana Festival, is a Greek dancer, trainer and choreographer of oriental dance. Beginning her dance training with the famous Deanna Rhea, she attended countless seminars of the world's greatest dance teachers and performers.
She has been working and collaborating with international and Greek artists and participates as a distinguished member of several performance groups (Kazafy Troupe Greece, Tsigganes, Sirens Tribal Group, Leyla t 'Hob, A-Rom-a, Drigi Drigki Opa etc.) Certified IDTA teacher, with the highest grade, she is consistently selected by the Secretary of the Greek Labour Organization of Oriental Dancers and she has been requested as a judge of several major dance competitions in Greece and abroad. For more than fifteen years she has graced the stage as a successful performer and choreographer. She has appeared in some of the most popular nightclubs, participated in many domestic and international festivals, TV shows, private events, and has collaborated and improvised with folk Greek and Arabic bands to create magic on the stage.
Teaching complements her passion and dedication to oriental dance. Patient and meticulous, she works with the best dance schools, where she teaches and gives a wide range of seminars. She has also participated as a researcher and speaker of the International Dance Council, UNESCO's Athens CID. As a founder of the dance groups, Loulouda, Louloudakia, Nychtoloulouda, Amira's Girls, Darya E Nur, she has successfully led her students to place as winners of dance competitions many times. They perform as groups and solos, in competitions and gala showcases in Greece and abroad. Currently, many of her students have grown to teach oriental dance and excel in the stage, making their teacher proud!
Having experience and understanding the needs of dancers, she designs and implements handmade dance costumes called "Amirabella".
Her design style is separate and unique, applying a mixture of elegant charm and sensuality with notes of intense theatricality, yet also retaining a creative originality that goes beyond expectation and radiates a Mediterranean temperament.
Amira Balkis is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Nur from Greece is a member of Balilkas group, Kazafy troupe Greece and a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Danai Bofiliou from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017
Olga Litovka is a passionate, talented, multifaced dancer, born in Ukraine, spent 3 first years of her life in Algeria and finally moved to Berlin.
Felt in love with dance art when she was 6. Started with ballroom dancing including various competitions in- and outside Ukraine, where she won gold, silber and bronze prices. After that there were Jazz dance, Folkdance and other dance experiences till with 20 she discovered the world of Bellydance.
Second Place at the Ukrainian Championship 2008 , Category “Show-Bellydance”; Since 6 years a part of the “Oriental Roses” Group, choreographed by Katharina Joumana and for “Café am Nil” show in Berlin by guest star choreographer Mohamed Kazafy. She gets her inspiration from star teachers by visiting workshops and practicing in “Azadeh” –school of oriental dance in Berlin. Dancing regularly on the stages of various festivals and private events, never stops to improve her dance art.
Olga Litovka is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2017