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Suraya teaches and performs belly dance in Bristol and surrounding areas but is currently living and teaching/performing in Auckland, New Zealand. She focuses on the earthy Egyptian style and has a strong love and passion for Middle Eastern dance, inspired by the wonder of Arabic music and the elegant movements associated with the dance form. As a teacher she is fun, patient and enthusiastic. She has clear explanations and teaches good technique. As a dancer Suraya is feminine and fluid (see testimonials).
She first began her studies in Somerset, UK, with Raheesha (current host of Majma belly dance festival in Glastonbury) and has continued to study with many professional dancers who have encouraged her to develop and flourish as a performer. She holds the JWAAD Foundation Teacher Training Qualification and received excellent grades and feedback. She is also a former Company Folkloric Dancer for Tangerina Dance Company. Currently, Suraya is excited to be collaborating with Phoenix Belly dance Troupe of Auckland in New Zealand.
'My mum once came home and said to me, "Guess what? I'm starting a belly dancing class!" and I replied with, "Not without me!" I have now been dancing for about 7 years and my love for this dance continues to grow. I wish to take as many opportunities to perform and teach as possible to embrace every chance to dance this beautiful dance.' (Suraya).