I was born in Egypt and live in Britain. Falling in love with Russian ballet at the age of four, I began to dance at once, interpreting the strains of my mother's classical music into movement. My formal training began before I was five and I have been privileged to learn with and be mentored by some truly great teachers, including the late Mme Cleo Nordi and Cheryl and Dennis Stoll.
My training is in classical, contemporary, temple dance and Argentine tango amongst other dance disciplines as well as mime and drama.
I have performed internationally as a dancer and mime artist. My film and TV credits include Milos Forman's Ragtime with Twyla Tharp.
I have taught in the UK at Pineapple, Rambert School, Ealing YMCA, Gymbox, the Vitality Centre, The Tango Club, Dalston Tango and Morley College, as well as abroad. I taught, coached and choreographed for Chou Chou Ballet Company.
I have had students of all ages from mother/baby classes to senior citizens in various disciplines including Ballet, Tumbling, Nia and Tango. I devised Reflective Dance, Relax, Ready to Dance and Técnica, drawing on my knowledge and understanding of ballet, contemporary, tango and temple dancing.
I qualified in Nia as a White Belt in 2007, a Green Belt in 2009 and a Blue Belt in 2011, completing a Seated & Adapted course in 2008.
My specialisation is in helping to bring physical and energetic alignment, for freedom, expressiveness, and restoration of flow and connection. Once I realised that movement could flow through me, my sense of being connected to everything brought both effortlessness and poise. It is these two qualities that inform my teaching.
In all my private coaching sessions and in group classes I help the individual to release blockages and realign.
I have worked with the NHS, Age Concern and Affinity Sutton, and work with the Healing Arts Team at the Maudsley Hospital.