Sahara Dance

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Lotus Niraja

Adjunct Faculty

Lotus Niraja

Lotus Niraja is a professional Egyptian & Latin style dance artist specializing in modern, Urban Egyptian belly dance, folk, and raks sharqi. She is internationally recognized for her dance style, dramatic energy, vibrant interpretation and technique. Her dance style is serious fun, infused with glamour and style!

Lotus teaches workshops nationally and internationally and has been featured on many DVDs.

In her classes and workshops, Lotus combines elegance and fluidity, sharp and crisp movement technique with stage dynamics and audience participation in order to help the student give a polished theatrical performance. Admired for her modern, yet passionately Arabic approach to belly dance, Lotus features classical and contemporary movement, haute couture costumes designed exclusively by MAZ, and a love for a performance well done!

Recently, she released a series of instructional DVDs and became the co-producer of the Hit reality TV show, Project Bellydance with Michelle Joyce of Cheeky Girl Productions.