Nejma is an award-winning bellydance artist & instructor in South Florida. Nejma began her belly dance training in 2006 at Miami-Dade College Kendal Campus (MDC). In 2007 she performed for the first time at the annual Miami Dade College show. With a desire to learn more about Middle Eastern dance, its history, and culture; in 2008 Nejma enrolled in the Middle Eastern Culture & Arts program offered by MDC Kendall Campus with International Instructor & Director, Samay and performed in several theater shows directed by Samay MidEastern Performing Arts Company.
In 2012, Nejma discovered International Master Instructor Maria Jammal at Miami Dade College and felt in love with her energy, style and knew it was time to take her dance to new heights. That same year Nejma auditioned and became a member of the belly dance company, Almaas.
In 2013, Nejma completed Maria Jammal’s Teacher’s Certification Program, and become the newest belly dance instructor at the Goddess Store & Studio in Hollywood, FL. She has also performed as a soloist in shows such as, Shimmy for a Cause, Joharah International, 2013 Bellydance Convention, as well as other community events.
Nejma continues her lifelong quest for perfecting her craft. She’s trained with world renowned dancers such as: Dr. Mo Gedawwi, Lubna, Mohamed Kazafy, Randa Kamel, Maria Jammal, Sadie, Sami Khoury, Karim Nagi, Marta Korzun, Suhaila Satimpour, Victoria Teal, Ruby Beh, Essam Mounir, Nourhan Sharif, Bozenka and many more. Through all these instructors Nejma has learned to appreciate and love this beauty art
In 2015 Nejma become a belly dance instructor at MDC Kendall Campus; she also began to travel within the US and performed as a soloist at Art of belly dance showcase in Ft. Pierce, FL., and Yaa Halla Y’all in Texas, Miami Bellydance Convention and community events.
Nejma currently teaches at Miami Raks Sharki in Hollywood, Florida. It is Nejma’s goal to maintain the authenticity of Middle Eastern Dance (Raks Sharki) by educating her audience and students.
Nejma’s achievements & awards:
2017 3rd Place Professional Oriental Category - River City Raqs
2015 Finalist - Rising Star Competition – Miami Bellydance Convention
2015 1st Runner-up -Yellow Rose of Texas Cabaret Style, Rising Stat Competition – Yaa Halla Y’all
2014 1st Runner up – Magic of Bellydance Masters Awards Rising Star Competition
Best of 2013 Hollywood, FL - Children’s Bellydance
2017 to Present Member of Maria Jammal – Miami Raks Sharki Company
2016 International Instructor Sadie Marquaerdt Certification for Raqs Flow Level 1 Bellydance Training
2016 American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
2012 to 2016 member of Maria Jammal - Almaas of South Florida Troupe
2013 International Master Instructor Maria Jammal Teacher Certification for Belly dance for Beginner’s
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