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Anya


joyful. exquisite. undeniable.

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Anya


joyful. exquisite. undeniable.

 

From Vancouver to Montreal and all the way to Mexico, Anya has graced stages across North America. And continues to delight audiences throughout Alberta.

Having taught thousands, her love for Belly Dance continues into her classes ranging from beginner to advanced as well as one on one and small group coaching.

Anya is noted as being a passionate, joyful, and exciting performer to watch and a dedicated, knowledgeable, and dynamic instructor.  She prides herself on authentically representing Belly Dance, also known as Raqs Sharqi. 

Currently, Anya splits her time between Edmonton and Calgary and is happy to offer her services in both cities; she is also available to travel throughout North America for engagements. Please inquire.

 

Upcoming Public Events - click the title in bold to be taken to the event page

Aiwa Ya Sahar - Sahar Samara Gala
Saturday May 27, Toronto ON

Intro to Belly Dance Workshop - Aradia Fitness
Friday June 10, Stony Plain AB

Harem at the Casbah - Workshop and Show
Saturday July 8, Hamilton ON

Revelations & Transformation Showcase
Saturday July 15, Toronto ON

 
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Performances


Performances


 

Add sparkle to your birthday, wedding, or special event making it absolutely unforgettable. All performances are family friendly and can include audience interaction and various props like cane, finger cymbals, double veil, or shamadan. Pricing generally starts at $250, please contact for rates and availability.

Anya is available for bookings year round. She will be in the following cities during the following dates and is happy to perform at your event or teach a workshop. Please inquire.

Toronto: July 7-17
Penticton/Kelowna:  August 1-8
Calgary/Banff: August 25-27
 

Previous clients include:

  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Latitude 53
  • The Turkish Society of Edmonton
  • River Cree Resort
  • Fantasy Land Hotel
  • Union Bank Inn
  • ATB Financial
  • Koutouki's/It's All Greek to Me
  • Yiannis
  • Violette Underground
  • Vine Arts, Calgary
  • Aladin's, Calgary

 
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Classes


Classes


 

Summer 2017 Session
 

Please click the link in BOLD to be taken to the registration page.

JOURNEY TO THE EAST
Wednesday July 19th and 26th - 630-830pm
$35 each or both for $65

Anya is headed back to Toronto for 2 weeks of intensive studies and performance with several teachers including Yasmina Ramzy, Katalin Schafer, Iana Komarnytska and more. Join her for these two unique workshops as she shares the information, choreography, combinations, and inspiration she learned in Toronto. She can't fit you in her suitcase and take you with her but she's happy to bring back as much as she can for you. This class is perfect for the "bellynerd" who appreciates nuance, technique, and getting into the nitty gritty of their dancing. We will both work with dancing AND process - bring a pen and paper.

 

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Workshops


Workshops


 

WORKSHOPS and private classes

Anya can offer workshops on a range of topics including technique, musicality, improvisation, movement therapy, exploratory movement, cane, double veil, finger cymbals, as well as choreography.

In addition, Anya has developed a program called “Movement for Wellness” that focuses on movements, stretches, and exercises that promote better posture and alignment while reliving joint and body discomfort. Available in a one to one or small group format.

Please contact to book a one on one or class with Anya. Pricing starts at $75/hour. 

 

Wiggle and Giggle

A 1 hour introductory lesson either at your event location or in a studio and can include a costumed performance. Perfect for stagettes, birthday parties, or a fun night in. Pricing starts at $200/hour.

 

Pay It Forward

An Edmonton resident her whole life, Anya loves giving back to the community. If you are an organization who could benefit from a class, performance, or a donation of a gift certificate, please get in touch.  While all requests are welcome, donations are dependent upon availability and cause. 

 
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Follow Her Hips


Follow Her Hips


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