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Master Teachers 2019

 

AZIZA- Cairo


Aziza is one of the newest, brightest Egyptian-born stars dancing in Cairo today.
Aziza is classy, elegant but strong, with superb technique and her musical interpretation will just blow you away. She has a style all of her own which is powerful and earthy, yet feminine and playful. She also has a very special blend of old-school style with a very modern twist.
Born in Alexandria, Aziza moved to Cairo and soon was dancing in the top five star hotels, the best nightclubs and weddings.
Aziza is in great demand around the world as a Egyptian dance teacher for her high quality teaching skills and unique dance technique.

KHALED MAHMOUD - Egypt


Khaled Mahmoud started his dance career in Egypt as a dancer and teacher for Egyptian
dance from many years back.
After moving to England he started to teach and perform and is now often traveling to teach and perform worldwide.
Khaled is teaching and dancing the classical oriental "sharki"
dance with big grace as well as the Egyptian folklore dance.

ZOMZOM-Morocco/France

Zomzom Mustapha is a talented choreographer based in France Paris, also known as the Oriental Dance performer Zomzom. He has been schooled in theater and dance in the Moroccan city Casablanca, after he mastered the art of Modern Jazz. He is an expert in Arabic folklore of such covering local folklore of Egypt, Morocco, and the wider Middle East. His knowledge and insight in Arabic folklore and studies of Oriental Dance and Theater, combined with his expertise in Modern Jazz, gives him skills and a competence few can match.
This is has made him a popular dance instructor and performer, not only in France where he resides, but all over the world, where he is known for his teaching methods.
He has performed in many international shows and festivals, enriching the shows everywhere with his love and humor, touring not only Europe, but also the US, Colombia Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Egypt.

PRINCE KAYAMMER - Greece


Prince Kayammer was born and raised in Thessaloniki. His love for the Egyptian dance led him to Cairo, where he studied Oriental Dance & Egyptian Folklore alongside the big Masters of Egyptian dance completing more than 400 hours of training.
Prince Kayammer started dancing professionally in 2003.Since 2004 he worked as a teacher and choreographer in many dance schools in Greece and from 2004 to 2010 he was performing nightly in the most prestigious arabic restaurants,weddings,hotels and cazinos all over Greece.Prince Kayammer was a member of the male dance troupe Sultans of Raqs, which toured for performances and workshops in Europe from 2007 to 2009. In 2007 he also started his International career as he recieved invitations to teach,judje and perform in Dance & Culture festivals in Belgium,Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, Cyprus, Switzerland, France, Portugal,Bulgaria,Germany,Finland,UK,Estonia,Serbia,Sweden,Russia and Ukraine.

Prince Kayammer trained a lot of professional dancers in Greece and abroad and his choreographies has won more than 20 Golden medals in National & International Dance competions.
Prince Kayammer formed the first Oriental Dance Festival in Greece (Thessaloniki) in October 2008 including workshops from 5 International teachers,Gala show and hafla. He was also the first instructor to create a professional dance training course including theoretical issues & practical application of the Egyptian dance in Athens & Thessaloniki 2011and in Crete & Cyprus 2012.

Prince Kayammer along with Elena Eleftheriou are the Organizers of Oriental Passion Festival,first and biggest annual Oriental Dance Festival in Greece with hundreds of participants from all over the world.
Well known for his great technique and strong,full of emotions dance character Prince Kayammer is one of the most sought-after performers and instructors nowadays

MARGARITA DARINA - Russia


Margarita Darina has been dancing from the age of 7. She completed nine years of fundamental education at a dance school in Russia. She performed Russian folk, jazz and contemporary dances. While studying Business at a university she became fascinated by bellydance and pursued her education with leading teachers of Cairo and Russia, including Lubna Emam, Khaleed Mahmoud, Aida Nour.In 2008, Margarita held a contract for performing in 5-star hotel in Aleppo, Syria.She is the winner of multiple international bellydance competitions with live band in Moscow in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.She also won first place in the Professional category of the “Oriental Passion”-2010 festival’s competition held in Athens. Margarita won the competition of the Nile Group festival held in Cairo, Egypt in June 2010 and is one of the first Russian dancers invited to perform with a live band at in the Opening Gala show. Since 2011, she performs regularly at the 'Opening Gala' of this prestigious festival held in Cairo by Mohamed Abou Shebika.Today Margarita Darina is one of the most sought-after performers of Egyptian dance all over the world. She teaches, judges international and national competitions, performs in high-profile cultural and dance events in Russia and abroad. She has collaborated with many different festivals in China, Egypt, France Greece, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, and USA.One of most beautiful and talented bellydancers of the world, Margarita is not only a brilliant performer and a choreographer, but also a talanted and dedicated teacher. Her students are also winning in many national and international competitions. The winner show-group "Mar-Mar" of Margarita Darina performed at competitions and festivals in Russia, Sweden, Greece and other countries.

ELENA DAHABEYA - Greece

Elena Dahabeya (Elena Eleftheriou) is a performer, choreographer and teacher based in Athens Greece. She started her studies with contemporary, ballet, jazz and tap dance and she got her Diploma in performing arts from The American College of Greece (Deree College). After she went to UK where she got her MSc in Management, and while being there, she was taking classes in modern and contemporary dance in one of the best universities in UK (SEMS Surrey University). When she came back to Greece, Dahabeya started studying latin & ballroom dances and in 1998 she got her teaching diploma in Latin & Ballroom American style. After that she started teaching in some of the biggest dance schools in Athens. Elena started with American style bellydance with Marina of Athens and then she got into tribal style and fusion. She started travelling, and studied with many teachers like Kami Liddle, Samantha Hasthorpe, Morgana, Jill Parker, Shehrazade, Bozenka, Melina of daughters of Rhea and in Greece with Eva Chantzichristou. The turning point in her career came when, she participated in Nile Group Festival in Cairo where she discovered the Reda Style and the authentic Egyptian style. In order to specialize in Egyptian-Arabic style for oriental and folklore, she was trained by some of the best teachers in Egypt and in Europe (Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmi, Mohamed Kazafy, Khaled Mahmoud, Dina, Aida Nour, Lubna Emam, Zeina, Randa Kamel, Mercedes Nieto). Until today she continues her training with master teachers, as she believes that dance is continuously evolving and learning never stops.
Dahabeya participated and danced in many television programs and shows for many years, performs in restaurants, hotels and events organized in Greece or abroad and from 2012 she gives workshops and performs in various festivals in Europe.
n 2011 Elena, officially formed the “Kazafy Troupe” Greece and with Mohamed Kazafy they are the directors and trainers of the troupe. This is the 1st professional Egyptian folklore troupe in Greece (with Egyptian Master Teacher as founder) and every year they produce the “Kazafy Troupe – Greece Show”. From 2013 Elena is Kazafy’s official assistant and trainer in the formation of some of the new troupes around Europe (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Italy).
Finally, Elena with Prince Kayammer are the organizers of ''Oriental Passion'' Festival in Athens which is the biggest multi-ethnic festival in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe. The festival hosts every year some of the most famous teachers/dancers in the world.
DIAB NASSER & MAZZIKATEA EUROPE - Germany

Founder and Bandleader of Mazzikatea Europe is Diab Nasser. A musician with heart and soul. Because even at an early age , he was trained in violin. Taking classes by the famous Magdy Manga, the great accordionist, Diab changed the black and white keys of the accordeon to the black and white keys of the keyboard. With a mix of talent, passion and discipline he was able to produce a distinctive sound. Diab is also the founder and leader of the Eastern Party Band " Shabab " (was Supportact of Tamer Hosny Concert in 2015 in Berlin) and "Very important Players" ( support band for kool & the gang, r.kelly and much more. ) and Mazzikatea Recording Studios
Professional musicians from the german music scene have come together to support the international bellydance scene with high quality live music (at shows and festivals). Mazzikatea Europe is not only a band. Mazzikatea Europe is a musician network consisting of the best oriental musicians available in europe. All of them well educated and experienced especially in playing and producing music (studio recording) for oriental dancers. These veteran musicians have been performing with superstars the likes of: Tamer Hossny, Hisham Abbas, Medhat Saleh, Ahmad Adaweya, Tito Seif, Alla Kushnir, Aida Bogomolova, Nour, Dandash, Randa Kamel, Mohamad Shahin, the great Mohamed Kazafy and many more..... We can provide just about any music style or direction you desire for example Megance, Tarab, Balady, Saidi, Khaliji, Shabi and all other oriental styles.

SORAYA - Egypt/Lebanon/Greece


Actress-Bellydance Performer and International instructor. 

2nd winner of the famous 'Rakasah' TV Show in Egypt with Dina

More teachers to be announced