Credentials: B.A. in dance education, performed in countless private and corporate parties and functions, performed in all major Middle Eastern night clubs in the New York metropolitan area, featured dancer and responsible for hiring and management of dancers for Cedars of Lebanon and Darvish nightclubs in Manhattan for 6 yrs, former member of Ramzi El Edlibi dance compagny, co-founder of Oriental Images Dance Co., teacher of workshops and master classes across the United States.
The studio features a store front in which costumes and costuming supplies are sold, as well as ordered or made (see Suppliers below). Professional dancers are available for parties, restaurant dancing, etc. and the studio usually puts on two stage shows per year. The studio also sponsers workshops by guest performers. Store hours: M-Thurs 2-9, Fri 2-6, Sat 10-4.
"In addition to three videos on the market, she has created two award winning films with Modern dance companies which have been presented on American television, and in European festivals. She has a BFA, performed 9 years in the club 'El Jebala', and has taught and performed in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Turkey and almost every state in America." For more information, see her website.
Margaret Lloyd-Hart holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, and has studied ballet, jazz, modern, and Arabian dance for many years. She teaches, choreographs, and performs in resorts, theatres, and private parties for both American and Arab audiences. For more information on classes and performances, call 795-5715.
"Nur An-Nas Ali is an international dance artist and choreographer with over 20 yrs dance and theatrical performance experience. Her dance roots stem from her West African and Spanish ancestry and her early training in african and moorish dance. She has formal training in ballet, modern, flamenco and middle eastern dance and has trained and performed with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Puerto Rican Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham's School of Contemporary Dance, Ballet Hispanic and The Louis Falco Company."
"Suzanna is a lovely person and dancer. Definitely--and this recommendation is to anyone--if you can study with her, do. The thing I find most impressive about Suzanna is her ability to *be* in every movement, to finish every movement, and to give every movement feeling. And she can begin to *teach* you this--many people cannot! I think Suzanna is at her finest as a teacher of technique (which she always teaches, whether in a choreography or outside of it). Sometimes the steps she teaches are simple, and people say "I already know that step." But listen to *how* she says to do it--her body position, especially. This is what really makes her so perfect and beautiful when the same step on someone else is just 'ok.' ...I find many of her movements very classical. So don't believe anyone who tells you she is *just* 'new age.' Her background goes very deep... She is a *stunning* dancer. I was the one who coined the phrase, regarding her, that she is serenity and passion at the same time...her dancing is just *amazing.* She has the best spins I've seen on *anyone,* among many other phenomenal qualities.... She is, in short, one of my alltime favorite dancers and instructors." --Shakira
"Suzanna is one of the classiest cabaret style dancers you'll ever see. She is also a very sweet and beautiful woman. She has a basis in yoga and does incredible turns, as well as an undulating rise from a backbend that has to be seen to be believed. Her teaching is clear and coherent. don't miss it!" --Meira