ANJELA - DIRECTOR
Anjela - art director of International Oriental, Fusion& Theatrical bellydance Black sea Festival - Varna city, Bulgaria.
She is an international judge and dancer (with over 30 years experience on the stage) and teacher of the oriental and theatrical bellydance styles for last 15 years.
Anji has invited in Sofia city, Buglaria the first Egyptian master (teacher at the most popular around the world festivals - Ahlan wa Sahlan and Nile group) – mr Mahdy Emara.
As a producer of the unique oriental art projects in Bulgaria – 40 days&1001 nights she has realized concerts at the opera and theater stages. Creator of the dance school First Academy of Raqs Sharki Bulgaria Anjela works with teachers from Asia, Argentina, Eruope, USA Egypt which are part of her festival in different editions.
She is a international dance teacher and judge at Festivals as
1. Oriental Fairytales Royal edition with main star Randa Kamel, Martina Tellini, Marina Shishkova, Kristina Derkach, Artem Uzunova and etc.
2. Orient el Hob- with main stars dr Gamal Seif, Sahar Samara, Daria Mitskevich, Elena Ramiza, Artem Uzunov, Alida Lin and etc.
3. Al Rakesa Festival - Russia by Mona el Farid
4. Oriental Coctails – Belgium by Violetta De Neef
5. Magic bellydance Romania by Alia
6. Roses of the Orient Bulgaria with main star Momo Kadous, Izida, Shams
7.Habibi Tsiggana Greece by Amira Balkis & Athena Najat with main star Selma Yldiz
8. International movie festival "Love is folly" - Thanks to Kremena Koleva
9. Movie - "The family" by Katerina Borisova
10.She was part of the big project - Hollywood's movie "The rhythm of the heart"
11. Oriental Concert in Milan, Italy "Drops of the Stars" invited by her teacher Shams – 12. Guest at the Show Cairo by night Tessaloniki, Greece, invited by Prynce Kayammer with main star mr. Khaled Mahmoud.
13. She is judge of the European Bellydance cup - invited of Artyem Parchomenko (Ukraine)- WUCA
14. She is invited to be judge of Bucharest Dance awards
15. Dance Tv Shows in Bulgaria.
16. Anjela was a student of the popular around the world ballet– Todes – Russia 2004 (Todes Buglaria group).
Anjela has certificated by World Union of Culture and art, International European dance festivals, Art Academy - Russia, Ministry of Culture and education Buglaria, Ministry of Brazil and others.
As a child she was living in Tunisia and there for the first time oriental music culture and art has touched her heart. She is a writer, musician, model and teacher of a spiritual and metaphysical events. She organizes in Bulgaria the first metaphysical festival "The innovative human and the new reality" – www.innovativehumanfest.eu
Her program is full with events of the popular festivals in Asia, USA, Egypt and Europe.
TATIANA SHAFO- TOP MASTER - UKRAINE/EGYPT
Tatiana Shafo- Ukraine/Egypt - TOP MASTER& JUDGE OFB 2021
Workshop - Beautiful romantic song in Egyptian style
Tatiana is the organizer of the International Traditional Festivals in Odessa “SuperStar” and “Crown of South Palmyra”, “Crown of Europe” in Hungary. Producer and director of concert programs.
Tatiana Shafo - Leading teacher of oriental dance in the world. She has been dancing since 5 years old and was professionally engaged in classical choreography, ballroom dancing, dance aerobics, studied modern dance styles. Tatiana has three educations: choreographic, Musical (piano) and Business School in Moscow and St. Petersburg. She worked as a soloist in show ballets in Ukraine and the UAE. Professionally she began to study oriental dance in 2001, in 2005 founded her own school, which started successfully to participate in competitions, cups and championships. She raised several generations of successful dancers and teachers, they already opened own schools. She is the IDO World Champion in Moscow with her team, as well as prize-winners and finalists of the World Cup, Championships of Ukraine, Russia, China, Italy, Israel.
Tatiana’s students are the winners of the most prestigious festival in Cairo, “Ahlan Wa Sahlan”. She teaches all over the world, including in Cairo. Her teachers are the popular names - Mahmoud Reda, madam Raqiya Hassan, Dina and many others. Tatiana is a choreographer for many bright performances in various styles of oriental dance, an innovator and trendsetter, she is one of those specialists who revived the Golden Age and made it fashionable now.
MONA EL FARID - RUSSA/LEBANON
Mona el Farid Russia/Lebanon - Master teacher & Judge OFBS 2021
Workshop - TARAB STYLE
She is an organizer of the international art oriental festival "AL RAKESA" in Moscow - (FB page Al Rakesa Art Oriental festival). One of the main teachers in the creative project "Dance and soul laboratory"
Mona el Farid is a winner and finalist of the Russian and international competitions and belly dancing festivals. International artist, judge and teacher- choreographer of Oriental dance. The charismatic professional dancer with authentic Egyptian style, sensual and artistic technique of the Egyptian style of performance. She was a Judjge & Guest star in OFBS 2018.
Her bright performances do not leave the audience indifferent around the world! Arabic and sensual - Mona El Farid!
OLGA KOMADEY - RUSSIA
Olga Komadey - Russia - Guest teacher & Judge - OFBS 2021
Workshop - American Trible Style (ATS)
Director and choreographer of the dance ensemble Na'lini. She studies Tribal Fusion and American Tribal Style at famous school of tribal dance in Russia: Tribal Mafia, certified FCBD Sister Studio.
Olga was a guest teacher & Judge of OFBS 2016/2018. She is a dancer and teacher of tribal belly dance style. In her class you can learn how to dance with cymbals.
Invited by Anjela to work on events in Bulgaria, Olga became
Co - organizer of concerts 40 days 1001 nights Varna city 2012 -2014.
Co - organizer of the workshops with Eleonora Nidal from Italy-(Sharqi Day Rome).
Also she took part at «Fusion staging project» with Lamia Barbara and was a student at her laboratory of dance, performing Lamia’s choreography on one scene with her.
American Tribal Style is based on group improvisation. The ATS system contains of special “vocabulary” by dance movements with certain keys and transitions and
that help dancers to perform together in set formation.
In Level one, you will get an understanding and knowledge of the foundational movements that make up all of ATS
VIOLETTA - BELGIUM/RUSSIA
Violetta - Belgium/ Russia - Guest Teacher & Judge OFBS 2021
Workshop - Street Shaabi
Violetta is an international certified choreographer, dancer, teacher, judge, fitness instructor, model, artistic director of Oriental Cocktail Bellydance Festival and "Oriental Cocktail" Open Stage in Belgium. www.orientalcocktail.com
She is an invited teacher, guest star and judge for many oriental dance festivals in Russia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and so on.
Violetta is a winner of international dance competitions, halve finalist of Belgium's Got Talent 2016; member of International Worldstars Association (Hollywood, the USA), representative of a Belgian Vogue Scene, dancer and choreographer of Oriental Dance, High Heels, Vogue & Street - Jazz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ihe55o9Urg4 &t=2s
Learn more on: www.violettadance.com
Amira Balkis - Greece
Amira Balkis - Greece - Teacher & Judge - OFBS 2021
Workshop - Greek Tsifteteli
Amira Balkis is creator and co-organize of the popular Habibi Tsiggana Festival in Athens (Feat. Athena Najat).
She is a Greek dancer, trainer and choreographer of oriental dance, graduate of the DIEK (State Institute Vocational Training) Applied Dance of Arts, certified in the International Dance Teachers' Association with the highest grade, an active member of CID (Conseil International de la Danse) of UNESCO and elected repeatedly as Secretary of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Dance Workers-Multicultural dance.
Passionate with dance, she has studied ballet, ancient Greek dance, contemporary dance, Greek traditional dances, and traditional Latin American dances.
Beginning her dance training with the famous Deanna Rhea, she attended countless seminars of the world's greatest dance teachers and performers, including frequent and numerous trips abroad, especially to Egypt, to supplement her dance education. She has been working and collaborating with international and Greek artists and participates as a distinguished member of several performance groups (Kazafy TroupeGreece, Tsigganes, Sirens Tribal Group, Leyla t 'Hob, A-Rom-a, Drigki Drigki Opa etc.) and she has been requested as a judge of several major dance competitions in Greece and abroad.
For more than fifteen years she has graced the stage as a successful performer and choreographer. She has appeared in some of the most popular nightclubs, hotels, participated in domestic and international festivals, TV shows, private events, and has collaborated and improvised with folk Greek and Arabic bands to create magic on the stage. In the last few years she has accompanied the folk orchestra, Ntrinki Nrinki Opa, to accomplish one of her greatest dreams, dancing with the sounds of Greek live music, reconnecting oriental dance with Greek music.
Teaching complements her passion and dedication to oriental dance. Patient and meticulous, she works with the best dance schools, where she teaches and gives a wide range of seminars. She has also participated as a researcher and speaker of the International Dance Council, UNESCO's Athens CID.
As a founder of the dance groups, Loulouda, Louloudakia, Nychtoloulouda, Amira's Girls, Darya E Nur, & Sahbanus she has successfully led her students to place as winners of dance competitions many times. They perform as groups and solos, in competitions and gala showcases in Greece and abroad. Currently, many of her students have grown to teach oriental dance and excel in the stage, making their teacher proud! Driven by the desire to advance Oriental dance in Greece, she has organized dozens of seminars in Athens, supporting well-known Oriental, Flamenco and Whirling Dervish dance teachers from Greece and abroad. She has collaborated with Jasmin Kalathaki to bring international stars of oriental dance such as Aziza (USA) and Nour (Russia). Currently, with Athena Najat, a collaborator and friend for many years, they are co-organizing the successful Habibi Tsiggana Festival in Athens, with teachers and guests from all over the world. Having experience and understanding the needs of dancers, she designs and implements handmade dance costumes called "Amirabella". Her style is separate and unique, applying a mixture of elegant charm and sensuality with notes of intense theatricality, yet also retaining a creative originality that goes beyond expectation and radiates a Mediterranean temperament.
Welcome to OFBS - maestra Amira Balkis.
Nevena Tacheva Dobler - Germany/Bulgaria
Nevena Tacheva - Dobler Germany/Bulgaria - TEACHER& JUDGE OFBS 2021
WORKSHOP - PLAYFUL DRUM SOLO
Nevena is director of bellydance festival Roses of the Orient - Bulgaria
http://nevena.dance/school. She is a professional bellydancer from Bulgaria, currently based in Germany
Nevena is the winner of Oriental Rising Star competition of Total Oriental Nuremberg 2015 and the German Vice champion in Oriental dance 2013. In 2012, she was a solo dancer in the dance theater “Aladin and the Magic Lamp” directed by Dr. Gamal Seif. In 2014 she has successfully obtained the MKC certificate, issued by the star choreographer Momo Kadous for first-class fundamental training in classical and modern oriental dance. Nevena won 2nd place in category classical oriental solo at Queen Of The Orient Festival Germanywith judge’s team - Fifi Abdou(Egypt), Saida Helou (Argentina), Raed AbdElghany (France), Gamal Mito (Egypt), Esam Tork Rivernile(Egypt), Yana Tsehotskaya (Ukraine), Izida Raqs (Germany), Anna Radici (Germany), Yasirah Dance (Germany), Selma Dance (Germany)She won contest "Crown of the Goddess" OFBS 2015
Nevena is one of the choreographer in Dance tv show - Dansing Stars and coorganizer in 40 days 1001 nights Bulgaria 2008 – 2012 by Anjela
She organizes workshops with teacher from Greece Prynce Kayammer and has participated in the biggest festival of oriental art in Greece by Stella Zahir."
Her teachers in oriental path are names as Jilina Carlano USA, Mohamed Kazafy- Egypt, Raqia Hassan-Egypt, Prince Kayammer, Greece, Dr Gamal Seif
SHAMS - ITALY
Shams - Italy - Judge & guest OFBS 2021.
More than 25 years she has living and working in Italy - Milan, where in 2004 created Circolo Culturale Shams - for learning and dissemination of Oriental dance and culture in all its forms of interpretation.
With her unique and engaging style causes unforgettable emotions of many appearances in concerts, including famous world names as Hakim, Aziz, M. Munir, B. Sultan, E, Karika. Jilina Carlano - USA, I. Lolov and other artists is often a guest on radio shows, and big televisions in Bulgaria and Italy
Shams Belly Dance is an honorary member of UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION and UNIVERSAL ARTIST ASSOCIATION FOR WORLD PEACE.
For her activity work carried out with love and passion, she has been awarded in various international competitions.
In Italy, she is the first ballet dancer of Belly dancing awarded the prestigious trophy "Arte & Operosita 2003", which is awarded to persons from cultural, artistic and social public life in the presentation of,, Italia vetrina nel mondo,,
Her dance is beauty with magic sensuality of Oriental dance. Shams is one of the most interesting performer in the artistic panorama of the Middle East. She is dancing, using the Arabic classical technique, and she makes connection with the culture of own homeland Bulgaria, where intertwine typical elements of Turkish oriental dance.
The result is a mix of melodies and rhythms between the Orient and the West, which creates her as absolutely unique and the only one of her style with an extremely fascinating particular effect.
More about Shams and the relationship with Bulgaria, see below
Shams belly dance - born in Sofia. She studied at State Art Academy in Sofia city the captial of Bulgaria and attended various courses and workshops of belly dancing in countries such as Turkey, Tunisia Jordan Egypt France, Italy and others. As a professional dancer- artist of RAQS SHARKI she has performed at local and international level. She has presented with success in different countries at Cultural and Artistic centers, Festivals, Shows, Theaters and other initiatives. For her is pleasure dancing for the people at Restaurants, private events, contributing with her own talents for many students and viewers to explore and share the knowlege of Oriental dance
2012 Anjela is co-organizer of the first successfuly seminars with Shams in Sofia city and she has invited Shams to be part of the biggest oriental art project in Bulgaria 40 days 1001 nights Bulgaria in Modern Theatre Sofia 2012.
Together they performed in Tv Show BTV Chanel 3 and etc...
MAHDY EMARA - ЕGYPT
mr Mahdy Emara - Egypt
Main Master teacher - Coorganizer - OFBS
Director - From Cairo with love Festival
He is a master of the biggest festivals in the world for professional belly dancing
Ahlan Wa Sahlan, Nile group, Leylah Masrya Festival, Korea - Open bellydance championships and others.
The Art of Belly Dancing lead master Mahdy Eamara to be a specialist in the original Egyptian style Raqs Sharqi. He is one of the best oriental dance teacher and artists in the world. After 12 years of teaching Oriental Art in Egypt, he was taken to countries in Europe and worldwide and over 20 years he has teaching gifted children and young women in schools, where he is a guest lecturer.
Mahdi Emara is a founder and director of The Ballad Dance Group in the Netherlands.