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  • Afro – Latin Street Jazz
  • Heels
  • Tango
  • Bellydance
  • Tribal Fusion
  • Salsa
  • Sexy Booty Dance Workout
  • Holistic Dance  ● Add Jelly ● 5 Elements Medicinal Dance
  • Urban | Street Styles
  • Afro – Latin World Dance
  • Vamp Queen

Fayzah is a versatile multi-disciplinary artist, who is deeply connected to the roots, soul, & cultures of her honed dance styles.

As a professional dancer, she has been invited to teach master classes, workshops, and perform all over Asia, Europe, N. & S. America, the Caribbean, Canada, & S. Africa, for over a decade. 

Her principle styles include Afro-Latin based Dances (Tango, Salsa roots, Bellydance, Tribal-Fusion, African, Street Styles / Urban, Dancehall, Heels).

Fayzah grew up training classical dance from a very young age (Ballet, Jazz, and Modern Dance). She later lived in respective countries where her principal dance styles originated and honed what would become her main dance styles.

As a performer she sees dance as a moving painting and opportunity to tell a story. Her inspirations are music and nature. Her choreographic works have included magic and illusions, and she is known for some of her unique and fantastical costuming from some of her past repertoire.

While living in NYC she was a principle dancer with Dance Companies : 

• Neville Dance Theater
• Bellyqueen Dance Company
• Tango For All Dance Company

Notable mentions :

• Fayzah holds a teaching certification in Middle Eastern Dance Arts
• Co founder of Tango Puerto Rico
• She is the star and creator of two, 2 hour full length instructional DVDs produced by World Dance NYC (Fluid Tribal & Android Goddess)
• Creator of Tango-Bellydance Fusion
• Creator of Fire-Tango
• She is a fire breather/eater
• Master at creative use of finger cymbals and musicality / musicianship
• Has trained extensively in Brazilian martial art Capoeria
• Fayzah has performed for the likes of celebrities such as John Legend, and shared the stage with Wyclef Jean
• Fayzah coached performing artist Kenichi Ebina in Wings, before he went on to be the winner of the eight season of America’s Got Talent
• Former DJ

Teaching credits include :

• Broadway Dance Center
• Perry Dance 
• Djoniba Dance and Drum Centre
• Dardo Galleto Studios
• Triangulo
• San Francisco Tango Exchange

She guarantees her students getting to higher levels of dancing faster by sharing information generously, and skillfully tricking her students into executing movements they thought impossible, through her unique and effective teaching method.
She focuses on connection, getting people more into their bodies and out of their heads, breaking down the mechanics of movement, and creating fun and playful learning environments. 

She offers classes from both a technical perspective and healing / wellness perspective. In addition to dance she also teaches Personal Development courses, getting people out of their comfort zones to expand their edges of personal freedom and possibility.

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AN EXERCISE FOR YOUR SOUL & BODY – DANCE WITH FAYZAH

“Home is on a plane,” said Fayzah in a cramped corner of a Union Square Starbucks. And just like that, with one sentence, she alluded to her incredibly unique and eclectic life, perfectly complementing her just as unique personality.
Born in America but raised in Germany…then back to America. Then off to the Caribbean. Then back to America, Fayzah has been a student of experiences her whole life. “I was classically trained in ballet and jazz when I was young, but every other style just kind of happened spontaneously,” she said in her coolly cavalier tone. Not a ‘cool’ that is pretentious in the least, but the kind of cool that can only be possessed by someone who made an impromptu move to the Caribbean and began DJ-ing, which, incidentally, Fayzah has done.
Although she now works as a tango instructor in Solas in New York, it is only a fraction of what she does and an even smaller portion of her interest in the field of dance. “Dance is a consequence of music,” she said. And so, her interest in any style of dance is always rooted in its music. From Middle Eastern dances to classical Indian dances such as Bharathnatyam, to tango, street style and tribal fusion, Fayzah has tried and conquered them all. She simply gravitates towards the music that moves her and then explores the dance genre behind it. “It is hard to be a multi-hyphenate when it is all about dance, but I promise, I really have taken the time to learn each of these styles,” she said.
Fayzah is perhaps most well known for her tribal fusion style because of its unique, distinctive nature. “Traveling is the best education,” she said, and because of her constant travels, she has been able to master many different genres of dance. “Even though I fuse dance styles, I am very connected to each of these dances because I study their roots,” she said. Her interests in varying styles of dance have always been a consequence of the environment she was in, hence the wide range of styles in her repertoire. “Also, my mom is Latina, so I was always surrounded by dance and music growing up,” she said.
However, under the multitude of dance styles and interests lies her fundamental love for dance as an art form. “I think it is something very natural. There is a human desire to express and connect with people and yourself, and dance is very freeing in that way.” Fayzah also recognizes that although it is a basic human desire, it is very hard for some people to fully let go of control and enjoy the dance, not worrying about what they look like. This is the barrier she hopes to break, no matter what class setting she is in—private or group. “I love to see people transform through [dance]. They think they have an idea of who they are, but by giving them permission to explore other parts of themselves, you really see them open up.”
Dance was also there for Fayzah at a time when her body wasn’t. Suffering from extreme stress and anxiety, her immune system shut down, basically paralyzing her arms and legs. “I had to teach myself to re-learn how to move my limbs, it was very serious.” Instead of being discouraged, Fayzah drew inspiration from her love of dance and found in it a therapeutic and healing aspect. “As dancers, or just as humans in general, we don’t take care of our bodies enough. So, I really found a need for my workshop ‘Strong and Supple.” It is a combination of meditation, strength and core training as well as dancing, creating a great combination of exercise with a soulful element—and this is what you can look forward to in her ‘Strong and Supple’ workshop. “We need to take care of our bodies, soul and spirit.” So, what are you waiting for?
 
Source- Talent Jungle
Published- 6/14/16
Author- Mridula Rajagopal

TESTIMONIALS

I realized that I will be dancing in a safe space where we are being pushed out of our comfort zones. Grateful to push through discomfort. It did feel great to openly and quickly push through feelings of tightness and restraint. Thanks so much for such a positive and exciting workshop!
Nora Ash, NYC
Fayzah is a power house of dance knowledge and ability with years of multi-dance form and cross-teaching experience. With this background, she’s able to convey tango information in a clear, confident, and fun way. Plus, it’s always a great pleasure when I get a chance to connect and social dance with her as contemporaries in tango.
Homer Ladas
San Francisco
Fayzah is not only an incredibly captivating performer but a great person as well. The energy that she brings with her is infectious. A true artist and professional.
Julia Royter Wilson, Phoenix Entertainment NYC
Phoenix Entertainment NYC
I have taken other tango classes in Buenos Aires and then I attended Fayzah’s class: I have learned more in one hour with her than in one month in other schools! She doesn’t just teach you the steps, instead, she helps you to understand the concepts underlying the movements. She gives you a structure, focusing on how to lead (or follow) and manage your weight. She gave me tips that really made me understand how tango works!
Daniele Ghidoli
Software Engineer
I realized that I will be dancing in a safe space where we are being pushed out of our comfort zones. Grateful to push through discomfort. It did feel great to openly and quickly push through feelings of tightness and restraint. Thanks so much for such a positive and exciting workshop!
Nora Ash, NYC
“We really enjoyed Fayzah class with my boyfriend. I had a previous dancing experience and he didn’t, but Fayzah made a class comfortable and productive for both of us. She’s great at explaining with a soft approach. We’re learnt many steps, and she made a class very interactive and intimate. I had to close my eyes while we we dancing with a goal to learn to trust my partner and let him lead. It was an amazing and very unifying experience.” Elena and Max | Russia / Argentina
Elena and Max
Russia / Argentina
I have been taking classes with Fayzah over several years. She is an incredibly gifted teacher and dancer, with a unique sense of the inner workings of nature. I would say that she is a queen of flow. She has a beautiful mysterious style, rooted in authentic ancient cultures. At the same time she has a very hip and modern alignment. Fayzah is a rare gift to the world. I am lucky to have her as my dance teacher.
Luba Evans
Founder of Galiana Meditation Retreat
Private session/Performance coaching: The performance was really amazing, everything I had hoped it would be. I have to thank you for all that we discussed in our one short hour. You really helped me so much to get ready for this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Holly Seefeldt
NYC
Fayzah is a power house of dance knowledge and ability with years of multi-dance form and cross-teaching experience. With this background, she’s able to convey tango information in a clear, confident, and fun way. Plus, it’s always a great pleasure when I get a chance to connect and social dance with her as contemporaries in tango.
Homer Ladas
San Francisco
I had an excellent experience with Fayzah’s tango class. Truly an immersive experience, I received personalized guidance and feedback on both tango skills as well as etiquette and a better understanding of the cultural that is tango. I took a group class prior, and found Fayzah’s class was much better at accelerating my learning, and was fun to boot! Would absolutely take again.
Mark Swaringen
Texas
As a professional dancer for years, both teaching and studying with lots of great instructors, but I’m new to Popping & Hip Hop, I’ve realized that Fayzah is one of the best teachers I’ve come across. She’s somehow able to communicate the street/authentic feeling of the styles she teaches while also clearly breaking down construction and moves of pop, wave, tut, hiphop, whatever (not just teaching choreography); so that a beginner or seasoned dancer can confidently learn or deepen in their dance. I follow her everywhere because she’s the best.
Meg Frodel
I just wanted to say that Saturday (Tango X-Session) was one of the most uniquely fun dance classes I’ve ever taken!
Dennis Loffredo
Connecticut
Fayzah’s work is innovative, original and truly one-of-a kind. A theatrically diverse spectacle that pushes artistic limits and our preconceived notions of what dance can encompass.
Brenda Neville
Director of Neville Dance Theater, NYC

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