Sofia Anarkali (Cyp)

Sofia Anarkali

Sofia Anarkali, international belly dance teacher from Cyprus, currently based in the Netherlands. She has been dancing since she was six years old and has been teaching for 10 years. Over the years, she has trained numerous students of all levels and ages, from 5-year-olds to seniors in their 60s. Many of her students have won competitions across Europe, including most recently on May 1st, 2023.

As a dancer, she is proficient in all types of belly dance, including Raqs Sharki, Lyrical, Folklore (Balady, Iraqi, Khaligy, and Saidi), Shaaby, Drum Solo, and Fusion (fan veils and wings). In addition to her teaching experience, she is also an accomplished belly dancer in her own right, having won numerous international competitions across Europe, including in Budapest and Sicily. As a respected instructor and performer, she has been invited to teach and judge in international competitions in Ukraine and Cyprus.

She is also the head choreographer and director of the professional belly dance group Nerine. As the group's leader, she is responsible for creating innovative and captivating performances that showcase the beauty and artistry of belly dance.

Even though she has moved to the Netherlands, where she is giving workshops, she continues to offer online courses to her students in Cyprus. In addition to her teaching, she is also the founder of the Aphrodite Oriental Festival, an international belly dance festival held in Cyprus that attracts attendees worldwide.

Beyond her expertise in belly dance, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.

As a passionate instructor and performer, she is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and love of belly dancing with others and helping her students reach their full potential.


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Welcome to Oriental Fairytales Festival - Belgrade, Serbia

It is with enormous pleasure and great honor that we present to you a unique festival of oriental dance in Serbia - Oriental Fairytales. Our oriental dance festival will provide you with the opportunity to learn from many internationally acclaimed instructors, the great names of contemporary oriental belly dance, as well as to share the stage with the stars of the international oriental belly dance scene, make new acquaintances and establish contacts. Through the competition part of the Oriental Fairytales festival you will have the opportunity to distinguish yourself and be noticed, as well as continue your dance perfecting by means of awards winning.

All programme of the festival will be held in Putnik Inn Hotel Belgrade, address is Palmira Toljatija 9, Novi Beograd.

The Oriental Fairytales team will be responsible for flawless organization of the event and ensure your comfort, and is always available for all your questions and inquiries.

Come and tell us your own oriental fairy tale. We are always here for you! You are more than welcome and we're expecting your arrival!

Saturday: Workshops, Teachers Gala Show, Bazaar, Fashion Show

Sunday: Workshops, Competition, Closing Show, Bazaar, Fashion Show

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