Yara has always been fascinated by the Middle Eastern Culture and it's dances.
So, from the age of 16 started her own personal journey of learning to Bellydance.
Her first experience of Egyptian Bellydance tuition was with Tina Hobin in a 4 hour London Bellydance Workshop which was a thrill to take part in and learn so much!!
Yara has been trained in Egyptian style Bellydance by over 30 wonderful National and International teachers (named below) and thoroughly appreciated their generous knowledge and skills :-
Aaminah, Agnieska Jablonska, Aida Noor, Anne Kingston, Anne Hall
Beverley Sabatella, Galit Mersand, Gwen Booth, Hadia, Harriet Gervasio,
Hossam Ramzy & Serena Ramzy.
Jan Piggot, Jaqueline Chapman, Jilina
Jim Boz, Josephine Wise, Kay Taylor, Keti Sharif.
Khaled Mahmoud, Kristyene Boreland, Margaret Caffrey, Margaret Krause, Mayaan Aviram
Melissa Abrahams, Ozgen, Randa Kamal, Raphaelle Masson, Sameera Madana.
Selina Sevil, STORM, Tina Hobin
Vashti (Cathy Selford), Yasmina of Cairo, Yousry Sharif, Yvette Cowles, and more!
Yara's teaching style is a no nonsense, analytical, concise, patience, positively encouraging, complimentary and with a wicked sense of humour.
Her JWAAD Teacher Training has given her the consistent balanced and professionally structured knowledge to teach and mentor Bellydance students who really wish to get on, enjoy and learn about this amazing dance.
With 30 years dancing experience and 17 years teaching experience in Classes, Specialised Workshops, Courses and Adult Education right from Beginners to Professionals.
She aims to give students the best of her knowledge and experience.
Yara's dance style is energetic and entertaining or beautiful and elegant with understated control.
With strength in both improvisation and choreographies, her passion for solo or group dance performances spans the wide and varied Egyptian Dance Styles and amazing Props.
Her performances have included diverse personal celebrations, i.e. Milestone Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Hen Nights and Summer Marquee Parties.
Also, Professional Shows, Performance Platforms and Haflahs.
Yara's designer high end Bellydance Costumes for both National and International clients are beautiful and exquisite with inspiration taken from consistently researching fabrics, themes sequins and beading suppliers. Costumes styles such as Folkloric, Full Oriental, Cabaret, Tribal Fusion, Gypsy Fusion, Customised
Yara's choreography skills are strong and varied with the ability to write choreographies for herself and her students in all the main styles of Egyptian Bellydance and the props used.