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Alma is a multi-award winning and internationally performing dancer, instructor, and choreographer based in the San Francisco - San Jose Bay Area where she currently resides, teaches, and performs. She is well-regarded for her musicality and stage presence and draws on 15+ years of theater, film, and music performance.
From the beat of our hearts to the rhythm of our step, Alma whole heartedly believes in constant expression through motion and dance. Her personal style stems from the playful and wistful style of Egyptian Golden Era Oriental dance and has evolved as she studies with master teachers to produce her own soulful style.
Alma holds a Masters in Medicine from Stanford School of Medicine, which she uses to help students understand movements in form and structure. She loves teaching dance and believes that class is an opportunity for a student’s personal exploration through their interpretation of her combinations and choreographies.
She was a featured soloist at the nationally acclaimed 2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in collaboration with the Georges Lammam Ensemble featuring Susu Pampanin. Alma has also been invited to dance multiple times at the “Festival de la Virgen de la Candelaria” organized by the Regional Federation of Folklore and Culture of Puno, Peru. Please check out her webpage for more information, as well as videos and information on upcoming shows!
Bringing a unique and modern approach to Raqs Sharki, Ava Fleming is the
elegant example of today's classic modern belly dancer. Her ability to
capture the intricacies of music as well as her talent for teaching have
propelled her into becoming one of today's hottest performers and instructors. Her instruction style is infused with her dedication
to individual expression and flawless technique.
Email: email@example.com Web: www.avafleming.com Phone: 609-502-6909
Ludwigsstadt, Germany.Master instructor and choreographer for oriental dance... international award winner and event producer, Naheda does it all. Naheda has been active for many years teaching workshops and performing internationally. Naheda has a tremendous amount of knowledge and is a wonderful communicator of the dance. Her tremendous creativity inspires her students to find the special and exceptional in themselves.
Reda Darwish began his career as a drummer during the golden era when he was a child in Egypt. As a young man, he began playing in orchestras for renowned dancers and singers. If you have followed the most famous of the great Egyptian dancers of the 1970's and 1980's through the peak of their careers, chances are, Reda has played for them. He resides in Alameda, CA with his family.
Based in the San Francisco bay area, Tim Bolling is a percussionist and drum set player who has played diverse musical styles across North America. He is known as a “dancer’s drummer” for his focus on playing to a dancer’s particular style and ability, and has played for top belly dancers and dance events in California for almost 20 years. Tim enjoys teaching music and drumming workshops for both drummers and dancers, as well as playing for dance classes. He has studied with Mary Ellen Donald, Glen Velez, Susu Pampanin, and Reda Darwish. Prominent dance artists Tim has played with include Solace, RebbeSoul, Tim Rayborn, Suhaila Salimpour’s Bal Anat, Flowers of the Nile, Jallaledin Takesh, and Cascada. Tim currently enjoys playing with the talented Light Rain, Pangia, Al’Azifoon, Silk Road Caravan, Paul Ohanesian, Nader Shahin, and Var Daghdevirian.