Belly dance is a unique way of showing female sexuality and femininity. No doubt, the dance is exotic and graceful.
Natalya Basava began her dance and gymnastics training at age 7 in Belarus, her home country. She traveled the world as part of the Belarusian State Circus ballet group, and while in Spain discovered flamenco. Her fascination with this art form continued after moving to NYC where she started to take regular flamenco classes with Spanish dancer-teacher Dionisia Garcia. She has performed at various venues and private parties around NYC and Jersey City as part of the "Cadencia dancers" flamenco dance group. Natalya also conducts annual master classes every summer in Belarus.
Ilana began her dance journey at 10 with iDance Studio, studying with LaUra and other master teachers including Mohamed Shahin, Randa Kamel, and Oxana Baezeva. She has competed in multiple competitions and is proud to bring all she has learned to her beginner belly dance classes.
Born in Kazakhstan, Irina is a professional belly dancer, teacher and performer. The winner of several competitions, she has been dancing for over 15 years, and teaching for over 10. She teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups, with classes for both kids and adults, in all styles of belly dance, including oriental, Egyptian, and folk. Her teaching style blends a thorough education in movement and technique with an in depth focus on the culture and meaning of the dance, and musicality.