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.
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.
Dr. Samy Farag Cairo Nights 6 CD Release Show & Video
Oriental Bliss Productions presents Dr. Samy Farag
Cairo Nights 5 CD Release Show
Contract at Dead Sea Movenpick Resort
Daily Performances on Sunset Cruises
Contract at Le Meridien Al Aqah
Contract at Sheraton Deira Hotel
Contract at Mercure Grand Hotel
Daily Performances on She Tours Cruises
Contract at Arabian Nights Village
Performance at Al Mawal
Contract with Belly Dance India/Blue Sea Entertainment
Club Belly Dance with the BDSS
IAMED Belly Dance-O-Rama 2 DVD
Various Productions at The Can Can
Contract at Chimelong Amusement Park
Contract on Masala Cruises/NCL
Contract at Carambola Beach Resort