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Overview


Najla

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Overview


Najla

Professional Dance Artist with experience spanning two decades and 17 countries.  Artistic Director of Island Spice Dance Co. and former Artistic Director of award-winning Fleurs d'Egypte Dance Co. performing Belly Dance, Hawaiian Hula, Brazilian Samba, and Cabaret.

 

Born

Seattle, Washington

 

Based in

Kona, Hawaii

 

Instructors

Raqia Hassan (Egypt), Eyad Maleab (Lebanon), Tina Sargent (USA), Elisa Gamal (USA), Sahira (USA), Janelle Campoverde (USA), Lita Hoke (USA)

 

Najla’s dance training began in her early childhood in Washington state with courses in ballet, tap, and hip-hop.  In her early teens she transitioned to belly dance courses and at the age of sixteen began producing dance productions at local theaters.  By the age of eighteen she was performing regularly at local restaurants and events.  In her early 20s she moved to Europe and worked as a full-time belly dancer at upscale nightclubs and restaurants in Greece, France, and England. She traveled to Egypt for intensive private instruction with world-renowned master instructor Raqia Hassan.  She then moved to Paris and was selected at the Paris auditions to join the world famous dance company Belly Dance Superstars.  Instead, she returned to Seattle to create Fleurs d’Egypte Dance Company.  The company placed 2nd at the 2007 IBDC competition in Las Vegas, and completed international dance contracts in China, Turkey, and Mexico.  To extend the repertoire of the company she continued her dance training with ongoing courses in Hula, Bollywood, and Samba.

In 2013 she traveled to Lebanon to perform and to study with dance coach to the modern stars of Middle East, Eyad Maleab.  As a soloist Najla has completed performance contracts at numerous five star hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Dead Sea Jordan, US Virgin Islands, and India.  After spending three years in the Middle East, Najla moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and founded Island Spice Dance Company. 

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Titles


Titles


Performance Highlights

 

2016

 

Oriental Bliss Productions presents Dr. Samy Farag

Cairo Nights CD Release Show

seattle, usa

Contract at Dead Sea Movenpick Resort

Dead Sea, Jordan

 

2015

Daily Performances on Sunset Cruises

istanbul, turkey

Contract at Le Meridien Al Aqah

fujairah, uae

 

2014

Contract at Sheraton Deira Hotel

Dubai, uae

Contract at Mercure Grand Hotel

al ain, uae 

Daily Performances on She Tours Cruises

istanbul, turkey 

 

2013

Contract at Arabian Nights Village

Abu Dhabi, uae

Performance at Al Mawal

Beirut, lebanon

Contract with Belly Dance India/Blue Sea Entertainment

New Delhi, india

Club Belly Dance with the BDSS 

seattle, usa

 

2004-2012

IAMED Belly Dance-O-Rama 2 DVD

seattle, usa

Various Productions at The Can Can

seattle, usa

Contract at Chimelong Amusement Park

guangzhou, china

Contract on Masala Cruises/NCL

alaska, usa

Contract at Carambola Beach Resort

St. croix, us virgin islands