Gabriela is a professional belly dancer from Toronto.
Her cheerful dance style and unique musical interpretation have made her a sought after performer in the Middle East community.
She has loved to dance all her life and began to learn the art of belly dancing at the age of 14.
She received most of her training in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in 2015, she graduated as a belly dancing instructor. Drive to expand he knowledge, she has taken lessons with instructors from all over the world.
Gabriela currently teachers belly dance in Toronto and performs at private events and festivals. She has been dancing at The Sultan's Tent since 2016.
Claudia is a Toronto based professional bellydancer with over 10 years of experience. Having studied with established world renowned artists such as Yasmina Ramzy, Bassam Bishar, Suleiman Warwar, Robert DeRosier, Camelia of Cairo, Mohammed Salah, Jeff Dimitriou, Sashar Zarif, Ferda Bayazit and many more.
Claudia has been fortunate to receive rich and thorough training. From 2006 to 2017 Claudia was a Lead dancer for Yasmina Ramzy's professional company, Arabesque Canada. During this time she performed in 5 major productions alongside the company orchestra at Fleck Dance Theatre.
More recently Claudia has been studying the art of flamenco with international and touring artist Maria Serrano. Using flamenco as a tool to improve and diversify her bellydance artistry, Claudia continues to perform as a soloist throughout the city.
Christina, AKA Samara began her Bellydance training with Yasmina Ramsy in 1997, and performed with the Arabesque Dance Company as a lead dancer for 13yrs. Her bellydance training brought her to Egypt Turkey, U.S.A and Mexico.
She has a passion for travel and continues to study with professionals. She is a graduate of Ryerson University's dance program, and is also trained in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Latin dance, Capoeira, and Flamenco.
Currently Samara enjoys sharing her passion as a freelance performer and dance instructor in Toronto.
As an Actra member she has also appeared on film and TV shows such as Frankie Drake and Reign. She has performed and taught at events in Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and Trinidad and Tobago.
She aspires to help her students celebrate their own bodies and express their own uniqueness.
Katrina is a Toronto based Dance Artist who has focused most of her dance training in Egyptian style Belly dance. She was a regular performer with Arabesque Dance Company for 6 years, and was fortunate to perform in 5 full scale productions with live Arabic musicians.
This experience nourished her love of Middle Eastern music, and she continues to enjoy it as a regular performer at The Sultans Tent.
Nour has been bellydancing professionally for 14 years,and dancing unprofessionally since she was old enough to walk!
You may have seen her perform at restaurants, weddings, birthdays and cultural events across the GTA including the CNE, Carassauga and Canada Day at Yonge-Dundas Square; in the paper, on the web or on City TV.
Nour has trained extensively with Habeeba Hobeika; and she is a longtime member of Habeeba's Egyptian Dance Ensemble. Nour also studied with Nada El Masriya, Orkideh at Serpentia North, Audra at Darkside and many of the big name dancers who come to town including Rakia, Randa, M. Reda and Dr. Geddawi.
Nour's specialty is classic Egyptian Raks Sharqi and wedding entertainment. However, she loves folklore the best, especially Reda style and Saidi.
She also dabbles in Dabke, Iraqi, contemporary Oriental and fusion styles.