InstructorSadia

Sadia is a Lebanese-American dancer and Master Teacher. In addition to her beloved Arabic dance, her background training includes ballet, jazz, modern, tap and musical theater dance. She is a highly-skilled and creative choreographer and most recently the author of MOSAIC, a musical play scheduled to be performed in Tokyo in 2020. Her career of more than thirty years includes such highlights as working closely with Dr. Samy Farag on his musical projects, and organizing study tours to Lebanon with the famous dancer Amani. She has invited such great artists as Shareen el Safy, Artemis Mourat, Liza Laziza, Sadie, Gaby Shiba, Rogear Khoury, Badia Star, Vanessa Raqs II, Fahtiem, and Ma'Shuqa to teach workshops and perform in Tokyo.

 

 

Sadia has won many awards for her dance and choreography during her career including Miss America of the Belly Dance, and Belly Dancer of the Year, Duet of the Year, and Best Teacher. She has made videos in Hollywood with Dr. Samy Farag, performed and taught workshops in New York, California, Lebanon, Egypt, Czech Republic, Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Niigata and Nagoya in Japan. Sadia is well-known for her musicality and dynamic stage presentation. She has been given the nickname "The Queen of the Desert" by her adoring Arab fans.

 

In 2018 she was invited by Gaby Shiba to perform at the Damanhour Opera House as his Duet partner. She was also invited to teach and perform at the Nile Group Festival in June 2018. She took a group of Japanese Dancers with her to the Nile Group so they could perform in the festival.

Sadia began dancing in California, mostly in restaurants and at home parties and weddings. From 1986 - 1993 she often appeared as a soloist with the Adam Basma Dance Ensemble in Los Angeles. Her teachers were many including most notably, Shareen el Safy, Ibrahim Farrah, and Adam Basma. Her style is Classic Oriental, and more Lebanese rather than Egyptian, although she performs many styles of purely Middle Eastern Dance. In Tokyo she has performed over 5,000 restaurant shows. This attests to her popularity and her ability to entertain all kinds of audiences. Currently she performs at Shamaim Israeli Restaurant in Ekoda.