DANCER * TEACHER * COACH * DESIGNER * CHOREOGRAPHER * PRODUCER
At a time when belly dance was still a mystery behind the veil and when the center of Egyptian dance outside of Egypt was NYC, Noora danced to packed clubs, enchanted audiences worldwide and left them with a captivating and unforgettable experience!
One of the most popular and respected dancers during the club years of the 80’s and 90’s, Noora has been in the NY & worldwide dance scene for over 25 years. She was a house dancer and a favorite model in advertising for many of the top clubs in NY and NJ. Accomplished, passionate and an adventurer, she has performed in some of the top international stages across the globe such as the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Japan, Latin America and Europe and with some of the top names in the Arabic entertainment business such Adawiya, Ragheb Alema, Trifonas, Simon Shaheen & Gamal Gomaa to name a few. Noora was also a regular for over 15 years at the famous Atlantic Antics Street Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
She is an inspiration to many and has been described as sultry, graceful, elegant and a natural born dancer. Her training began with Serena Wilson where she quickly became a member of the Serena Dance Theater and Ibrahim Farrah with whom she had the pleasure to perform with as well. She continued her Oriental dance studies with Yousry Sharif, Ahmed Hussein and Ramzi El Edlibi and modern dance at the Martha Graham School.
Experienced on the stage not only as a solo performer, but as part of the Serena Dance Theater where she honed her skills in theatrical dance productions. Noora continues the tradition under her own Noora Dance Theater having produced shows both in NYC and Miami. She was the creator of Supplemented Silence a multimedia show in collaboration with The Middle Eastern Dance Exchange in Miami, Le Desert Rouge and the highly successful Divas of the Golden Age I and II shows in NYC which received media coverage on the Good Day New York Show, NY1 and was on the Hot list of Am New York newspaper as well. She has also been featured on the International radio show The Mom & Pop Shop with George Bettinger as well as the Queensboro Dance Festival and Athens Square Park Greek Nights. She continues to produces shows that feature the Noora Dance Theater and or student dance troupe The Desert Divas at various venues throughout NYC.
Noora currently teaches at Champion Studios where she teaches the Serena Technique with emphasis on Classical Belly dance. She coaches privately and teaches monthly workshops with specific focus on technique, choreography and lots of attention to improvisation under her own THE MAGIC OF IMPROV WORKSHOPS. Her style of teaching is nurturing and precise with special attention on developing the students inner confidence, breaking old habits and create beautiful new ones~
She is the creator of Decotach designer of innovative belly dance wear and The Make a Costume Seminars. Noora is also an actress with a list of credits in stage; improvisation, radio, print; T.V. and film work and is currently a member of unique group of actors that help train the doctors of tomorrow. She is an advocate for animal rights as well.
Read Noora's published article in the Gilded Serpent: Life was a Cabaret - My Memorable NY Club Years in three parts