About me
 

Arabic Dance is my passion. I discovered Bellydance in 2000 when I was simply looking for something fun to do to keep fit. Then I fell in love. Everything about the dance entranced me from the music and movements to the empowerment and self discovery it gives to the wonderful group of women who study it. At this point a lifelong journey began. My study intensified and I began to learn other styles of Arabic Dance alongside Bellydance. I now perform as a solo artist (under the name Loveday) and with several dance groups. I also teach regular Belly Dance classes (know to my students as Anna Bisco) in Leeds and Bradford and workshops across the UK. My main aim is to share the joys of learning and watching Belly Dance with a wider audience. Trips to Egypt are an inspiration and keep me in touch with the true heart of the dance and by continuing my own studies I hope to bring even more to my audience and students.

Qualifications:
  • Regular study of Bellydance and other forms of Arabic dance since 2000 with top UK dancers and International teachers including trips to study with Cairo's star performers
  • Certified completion of the JWAAD Teacher Training Foundation Course
  • Certified completion of the JWAAD Teacher Training Diploma www.jwaad.ndirect.co.uk/teaching.html
  • JWAAD National Assessor
  • CRB Approved
  • Certificate of attendance for the study of Safe Exercise Practice for Older Adults
Roles:
Performance and Teaching Experience
  • Teaching regular Belly Dance Classes since 2006
  • Teaching workshops at the Jewel of Yorkshire and Raqs Britannia Belly Dance Festivals among others across the UK
  • Touring with the Tarab Dance company's theatre shows
  • Performing at events including Jewel of Yorkshire, Raqs Britannia, Majma and the Belly Dance Congress
  • Event organising and performing at Belly Dance Boogie - a regular Belly Dance cabaret and club night
  • Resident Belly Dancer at the Spice Quarter Leeds
  • The Hilton Hotel, Algiers New Years Eve, performing with the Book a Belly Dance Agency for a New Years Eve dance spectacular
  • Various performance experience at Restaurants, Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Festivals, Balls, Shows, Club Nights, Fundraisers and Charity Events since 2006