Guest Artists 2019
Sofia from China is a Guest Artist and Judge of "Oriental Passion" 2019
The Kazafy Troupe (Greece)
“Kazafy Troupe – Greece” is the first professional group in Greece created to present Egyptian folklore dances through the theatrical and modern view of the Master Teacher Mohamed Kazafy who is the founder of this troupe.
Mohamed Kazafy has been dancing with the world famous Reda Troupe of Egypt for 17 years. After initially trained with the troupe's founder Mahmoud Reda & the legendary principle female dancer Farida Fahmy, he went on to perform with the Reda Troupe in dozens of countries worldwide . He is the founder of ''Kazafy Troupe'' in many countries around the world.
After one trial period of 1 year in 2010, the Kazafy Troupe Greece, after taking the permission of the master teacher, was officially formed in 2011 by Elena Eleftheriou- Dahabeya as the manager, producer and trainer of the "Kazafy Troupe - Greece" under the guidance of M. Kazafy. In the 2016 show, the troupe for the first time in Greece and in the international history of Kazafy Troupe, initialized the participation of male dancers from Egypt (Reda Troupe).
In the Troupe’s show perform more than 15 dancers, professionals and advanced students in group folklore and oriental choreographies of M. Kazafy. The Troupe is composed by a core group of 6-8 dancers and each year many more join for the show as guest members.
“Kazafy Troupe – Greece” is invited as guest in major events in Greece and abroad.
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
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
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 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.
Nabila from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Layla el Amira from Germany is a Guest Artist 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
Naomi & Layla from Germany are Guest Artists 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 is a Guest artist and costume designer of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Anna Parousi from Greece from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
teachers - Elena Dudarskaya, Anna Chepets
Oriental dances experience is 6 years.
Participated in set of training sessions and workshops.
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
Mado & Konstantina from Greece are Guest Artists of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Maria Alkyona from Crete (Greece) is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Sharon Kocjan is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
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
Vicky Liapi from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Anna Kozhevnikova (Russia) is a Guest Artist 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
Belly dance Queens are a Guest Group of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Raqs Amal (Dora Xagorari & Vasiliki Dernika) from Greece are a Guest Duo of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Dora Xagorari from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Roula Desypri from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Elina Nika from Greece is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019
Tamara Fedina from Russia is a Guest Artist of "Oriental Passion" 2019