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Guest Artists 2019

 

Sofia from China is a Guest Artist and Judge of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Kristina of Cairo (Kristina Derkach) from Ukraine is a Guest Artist and Judge of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Paula Palomares is a spanish young artist, but she has already performed and taught in different countries, in Europe, Africa and America.

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" 2019
Raqs Negum group from Greece, directed & choreographed by Elena Dahabeya is a Guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2019
Delanna is a passionate dancer, organizer of the 360 ° Orient Festival in Osnabrück (Germany), director of the dance studio Oriental Art and the ensembles Lazurie and Lazurini. Originally from Russia, she lived in Germany for 20 years and now lives in Russia again, she is one of crazy dancers between different worlds, cultures and mentalities. She got in contact with oriental dance as a teenager and has been dancing for many years in the ensemble of Magdy El Leisy.
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 and Judge of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Ensemble Lazurie from Germany directed & choreographed by Delanna is a guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2019

Warda (Cvetina Danova) is a dancer and an organizer to different Arabic events in Bulgaria. She speaks Arabic language and travels to different countries from Middle East. Warda adores to listen the arab music from Golden Era and loves to learn from Egyptian teachers. In 2013 she won 1st place at Solo Adult Category at OPF competition and in 2014 she won 1st place
with group Halima at Group Category at OPF competition.
Warda is a guest member of Kazafy Troupe Greece for 2017 &  a Guest Artist and Judge  of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Irinita Juman (Russia/Latvia) - www.juman.lv

Irinita is an accomplished international professional bellydancer who has performed in the Egypt, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, UK, Singapore, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands, Italy, and has taught in the Egypt, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Greece&Cyprus.

Since Irinita began Middle Eastern Dance in 2001, she continues to train at the highest level with some of the most sought-after Masters, having studied with Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmi, Raqia Hassan, Yousry Sharif, Dina, Randa Kamel, just to name a few. Irinita was also a serious student of other world dances and is well-versed in Ballroom dancing, Salsa, Jazz Modern & Broadway Jazz Dance.

She graduated from the program of instructors and judges under the Russian League of Belly Dance Masters and started teaching classes in Moscow from 2005.

Irinita teaches workshops in Latvia and abroad as well as daily bellydance and folklore classes at her own oriental dance studio Juman based in Riga, Latvia.

She is a multi-award winning dancer in both Raqs Sharqi and Middle Eastern Folklore.

Since 2011 Irinita organizes oriental dance events such as Helwa Raqs Training Session, the annual international oriental dance AZURE Festival and Latvian Open Oriental Dance Cup.
Irinita Juman (Russia -Latvia) is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Athena Najat from USA/Greece/Turkey  is a guest member of Kazafy Troupe Greece and  Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Nabila is an oriental dance teacher, artist and pilates instructor, director of Balilkas oriental Group & principal assistant of Kazafy Troupe Greece,
Nabila from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Balilkas by Nabila from Greece, directed and choreographed by Nabila are a Guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2019
Anna Rudenko (Ukraine), 16 years,   in dance since 4 years in general and in Oriental Dance - since 11 years (School of oriental dance "Bagheera" (Kiev), head and coach-Dudarskaya Elena.). I dedicate a lot of time to studying the art of dance, visiting WS of world stars. I  love Arabic music - and the Golden Age, and the modern stage, and folklore. I am a prize-winner of many Ukrainian and international competitions in the nomination "Adults + Youth Amauters". 
In my opinion, the greatest pleasure for a dancer is to dance with a live music. I try not to miss a chance to dance with a live band.
Anna Rudenko is Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Layla el Amira from Germany is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Jeverals Oriental Dance Company from Germany, directed and choreographed by Delanna, are a Guest dance group of Oriental Passion 2019

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" 2019

Anna Chepets from Ukraine is a guest artist of Oriental Passion 2019

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" 2019

Marianna Karamanakou from Greece is a Guest artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Naomi & Layla from Germany are Guest Artists of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Yara Dagher from Greece/Syria is a Guest artist and Fashion Designer of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Fani Thalassinou from Greece is a Guest artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Elena Borisova is a bellydancer star from Russia. 
She is the winner of numerous competitions in Russia, as well as abroad at international festivals in such countries as Sweden, Italy, France, Cairo. 
Now Elena teaches, judges and performs at different festivals. 
She is an organizer of her own big event in her city - "SUNRISE Festival" with international  bellydance stars.
Elena Borisova (Russia)  is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

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" 2019

Yara Dagher - Syria/Greece
Yara Dagher is a Guest artist and costume designer of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Liza Tafiy from Ukraine is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Anna Parousi from Greece from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Kutsiuk Aleksksandra, 13 years, a student of oriental dance school "Bagheera", Kiev, Ukraine.
teachers - Elena Dudarskaya, Anna Chepets 
Oriental dances experience is 6 years.
Participated in set of training sessions and workshops.
Winner and prizewinner of Ukrainian and International competitions, festivals.

Aleksksandra is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Polina Akulenko (Kazakhstan) is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Georgina Malevri from Greece, teacher, choreographer and member of Kazafy Troupe Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Marina Kuvshinova from Russia is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Jihye Choi from South Korea is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

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" 2019

Elizaveta Prosvirnova  (Russia) is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Aurora Hayat is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Veneta Stoilkova (Bulgaria)  is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Mado & Konstantina from Greece are Guest Artists of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Milena Videnova from Bulgaria is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Maria Alkyona from Crete (Greece) is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Natalie Nazario . Born in Puerto Rico, is described as bundle of contagious energy tempered by technique and dynamic performances. She moved to New York City in 2012 and soon afterwards started performing and teaching. She is the Artistic Director of Raks Al Zahra, an Oriental & Folkloric Dance Company based in NYC. Natalie has been touring with Bellyqueen Company as a principal dancer in the theatrical dance show Journey Along the Silk Road directed by Kaeshi Chai. performed in Asia, Europe, Australia and United States. As well, she is part of the Bellydance Evolution Alumni by Jillina Carliano. Natalie dance background include jazz, hip hop and salsa training, but it wasn't until she discovered Oriental dance where she felt the deepest connection. She developed her Oriental Style skills with multiple dance teachers including Aziza, Virginia, Jillina, Tito Seif, Randa Kamel, Ahmed Hussein, Kaeshi Chai, Mercedes Nieto and her main teacher Mohamed Shahin in New York City. Since 2017, Natalie joined the Ballet Internacional Munique Neith where dancers from around the world travel annually to Barcelona, Spain to receive Intensive Training under the direction of Munique Neith. As of 2015 Natalie has been visiting Egypt to experience and learn intimately the culture and the modern life of Egyptian people. As a result of this, on January 2018 she started learning Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in a Intensive Program for 3 months in Egypt. Therefore, she can connect on a deeper level with her interpretation of the dance. Www.natalie-nazario.com
Natalie Nazario
www.natalie-nazario.com
Natalie Nazario is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Sharon Kocjan from Poland is ballet and modern jazz dance teacher. She loves to truthful emotions and esthetic powerful movement, which she started to show also in oriental dance.

Sharon Kocjan is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019


Konstantina Nikou is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019


Elena Solovyeva  from Russia was

born in 1978.
She has been dancing for 10 years.
Her teachers in Russia are Noor and Yasser al Swerry, Elena Ramazanova, Svetlana Smirnova, Elena Pirogova, Katya Lisenkova, Maya Sabitova.
Elena won many Russian and international competitions.

Elena Solovyeva  is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Nour from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Sofia Daouti from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Vicky Liapi from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Liang Yitong from China is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Vasia Douska from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Giota Pistikopoulou from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Stavroula Leventaki from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Stavroula Kokkali from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Anna Kozhevnikova (Russia) is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Shams and Nour from Greece are a Guest Duo of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Maria Leventaki from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Nancy Panagiotou from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Mary Papavasileiou from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Vasia Douska & Nancy Panagiotou from Greece are a Guest Duo of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Dimitra Sakellaraki  was born in Athens and grew up in Chalkida. She found her love for dance at a young age and grew up with music and movement playing a big part of her life. At the age of five she took her first ballet class in a music academy of her hometown and since then she continued ballet for twelve years while at the same time she took piano lessons in the same academy. On top of studying the dance through classes, Dimitra is a lawyer and member of the Athens Bar Association. She has done her law studies at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom where she came very close with different cultures and ethnicities, a fact that led her to search more about the different dances, particularly those of the Middle East. Dimitra has been studying oriental dance and the culture behind it, on a regular basis since 2015 and has fallen in love with both. On top of studying the dance through intensive courses Dimitra also regularly seeks out workshops and private lessons with national and international instructors to improve upon her foundation of oriental dance. She believes that studying dance is a life-long process, and is always working to increase her technique and vocabulary in the many different dance styles of the Middle East, particularly in the Egyptian style, the Turkish style, the different dance styles of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf (what is commonly known as Khaleeji dance and Iraqi dance). For this purpose, she took part in numerous oriental festivals during the last three years and has won medals in competitions both in Greece and abroad.

Dimitra is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019

Vasiliki Bexi from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Belly dance Queens were created in 2012. The leader and teacher of the girls is Argyro Kefalanou, who is also their main choreographer. Belly dance queens originate from Kos and their love for dancing has joined them in a group that has been active for many years in and out of the island! Summer performances are  taking place in hotels of the island and weddings and at winter time they attend classes and seminars on art of dance.
Belly dance Queens are a Guest Group of "Oriental Passion" 2019
More artists to be announced!!!