A love of dance and culture
Born into a family of musicians, I've danced since childhood. Ethnic Rom events organised by my Father sparked my curiosity about bellydancing as a child, inspiring me to learn the art at 17. In my early twenties, I travelled to research Islamic Art History for my degree, journeying to Morocco, Greece, Jordan and resided in southern Turkey, enriching my love of dance and culture. I began teaching and performing in many countries, with seasonal contracts with Arabic music ensembles at the Hilton in Cairo, and Genting, Malaysia. In year 2000, I relocated to Egypt and A-Z Bellydance was created. My research culminated in a book published by Allen & Unwin in 2004.