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About Saroya

Saroya has been devoted to the art of Middle Eastern dance all her adult life. She is fascinated by the wide variety of dance styles and ethnicities encompassed within the dance form. Saroya currently offers classes in all levels of dance experience and covers many topics, including Turkish, Persian, Tunisian, and Egyptian styles; props including veil, cane, and zills; and performance embellishments such as stage presence and improvisation.

Saroya began her teaching career with the University of South Carolina’s Continuing Education Department. She has been teaching Middle Eastern dance continuously since 1990. In addition to her current beginner, intermediate, and advanced level group classes, she provides private coaching to professional performers. Saroya has been invited to teach specialty classes and perform for groups including Hadassah, the City of Pine Lake, Emory University, Georgia State University, American Kidney Services, Chinese-American Cultural Association, Georgia Gwinnett College, Mercer University, The Friends School, and Future Seekers youth enrichment program.

An accomplished choreographer, Saroya is especially known for her group routines and interesting floor patterns. Saroya has performed as a soloist for many years, in restaurants, for private functions, at festivals, and at numerous seminar and workshop showcases. Her goal in performance, both for herself and in the group choreographies she creates for her students, is to present something both challenging to the performer and enjoyable for the audience. Saroya is a member of the North American Fine Arts Association (NAFAA), www.nafaa.org.

Performance & Teaching Credits

· Dance with Peach Curry at the Red Light Cafe, Nicola’s
· Opening act for Divahn at Earthlink Live
· DeKalb Co. schools – percussion recital w/ Paul Jasionowski
· Pine Lake City cultural events program
· Centennial Park cultural arts family fun day
· North Atlanta H.S. international festival
· Festival of Trees international day
· Kidney Foundation Club Independence
· Atlanta Folks Dance Festival
· Beaux Arts Ball (benefit for Atlanta College of Art)
· Winter Park (Florida) Arts Festival
· Emory University international program lecture & demo
· Georgia State University youth Arabic class
· Decatur Arts Festival
· Emory International Festival
· Chinese New Year celebration

Commissioned choreographies:
· Talent competition – Miss Lakeside Pageant
· Birthday celebration
· Anniversary gift

Specialized classes:
· Hadassah women’s group
· Gwinnett Co. youth & drama group
· Pine Lake Interactive Artists’ Fair
· Christmas party

· Featured in AJC article (Healthy Living feature)

· Guest instructor at Jechileah’s Treasures seminar