Work

Performer.  Instructor.   Choreographer.

Highlighted Experience

Soloist for Arabesque Dance Company
1997-2010
International guest Artist for:

  • Club Med
  • Columbus Ilse
  • The Ganzevort Turks and Caicos
  • Breeses Veradero
  • Negril Vacation parties.com

Actra Background Performer and special skills working with:

  • Melissa Lee Talent
  • On Set Talent
  • Morgan Rickman

Dance Instructor

Dance Instructor at:

  • Roland and Romain Dance Studio
  • Arabesque Dance Academy
  • Flirty Girl Fitness
  • The JCC
  • North York Seniors Center

Instructor for Karate Kids Canada 2008

Guest Teacher at:

  • Canadian Island Summer Camp (Florence, Italy)
  • Drama Way (Special Needs)
  • Lululemon (Toronto, Bay-Bloor)
  • Jane Tweed Centre
  • St.Joan Of Arc Secondary School
  • Bright Lights Daycare,
  • Sunny Faces Daycare

 

  • Havergal College for Girls
  • David and Mary Thomson Collegiate
  • St Angela Catholic School
  • Studio 90degrees Turks and Caicos
  • n9Dance company Trinidad
  • The Chinese Association of Trinidad and Tobago,
  • Nneka Dance Trinidad

Film & Television

Films

  • “Bollywood Hollywood” – Featured dancer
  • “The Hero” – Featured dancer

Television

  • PSA, New Media for The Actors Fund of Canada 2014
  • Bollywood Boulevard (Omni 2) – Interview
  • Through the Lens – Model
  • “It Doesn’t Matter” Music Video by Wyclef
  • Jean – background dancer
  • TGNT Productions
  • Vietnamese Music videos (3 series) Featured performer

     

    • The Dave Chapelle Show – Street Interview
    • The Pleasure Zone reality show- Travel and
    • Escape 2006 Japan
    • Little Mosque on The Prairie – 2007
    • Featured dancer in one episode
    • Rich Bride Poor Bride – 2007 Featured dancer
    • Toronto’s Got Talent- 2010
    • Reign season 4 episode 11 Featured Dancer

    Choreography, Theatre & Festivals

    Choreography

    • MagaMegs music video “Slap shot”
    • Wedding dance choreographies
    • Northbound Leather Fashion Show
    • “The Fragility of Life”- Periwinkle; Benefit Concert at the Second City Theatre
    • “Bombay Cabaret”, “BollyBelly”, “Touch Me”- 2007 Besharam
    • Quatra Quatra” in collaboration with Lopa Sarkar, Luminato 2008

    Original Theatre Performance

    • Decent of Ishtar – Arabesque Dance Co.; Habourfront Studio Theatre, Kingston Theater
    • In Search of Almeh – Arabesque Dance Co.; DuMourier Center, Calgary, Vancouver
    • Isis – Arabesque Dance Co.; Premier Dance Theatre
    • Sarmast – Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre; Ford Center for the Arts
    • Asala- Arabesque Dance Co, Premier Dance Theatre
    • OUM- Robert Fleck, whitehorse and vancouver

     

    Festivals

    • FIDA (Festival of Independent Dance Artists,1999-2004)
    • Ontario Dance Weekend (1999-2006)
    • Toronto Street Festival
    • Peruvian Independence, Nathan Philips Square
    • Harbourfront Hot and Spicy
    • Harbourfront Rhythms of the World
    • California Bellydance Conference
    • Canadian National Exhibition
    • CHINN International Festival
    • Arabic Heritage Day
    • Toronto International Bellydance Conference
    • Franco Fete

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