Nadia has been learning, performing and teaching belly dance for over twelve years. She is an international performer recognised for her unique charm and grace.

In the summer of 2000 Nadia went to Morocco to teach English as a volunteer. It was here that she was captivated by what is known as ‘bellydance’. She was at a wedding in Ouled Taima, a small town in the south of Morocco, and gazed in awe as the women danced and made music for the community celebration, looking powerful, magnificent and magnanimous.

She encountered more social dancing by both males and females at gatherings and parties. Sometimes the dancing was shy and coquettish, sometimes people were being humorous and simply having a laugh – always it was beautiful.

So began Nadia’s journey into this diverse and fascinating art form. When she returned to London, at the age of 19, she began taking classes in Egyptian dance with Asmahan at the Pineapple studios in London. Instantly she knew this was the dance for her. Here she learned all about belly dance for the stage, and that it’s proper is name Raqs Sharqi.

She was lucky enough to also take lessons for some months with Khaled Mahmoud, who is now one of the most sought after Egyptian Dance teachers in the world. She also attended as many workshops and classes as possible, in the UK and Egypt, with some of the great masters of the dance.

Nadia practiced a lot and began performing soon after her studies into the dance began. She proved herself to be an engaging and charming performer, always connecting with her audience, making them smile and feel the music.

She taught and performed bellydance whilst studying for a degree in Theology and Religious Studies. After graduating she travelled to India and worked for an entertainment agency, performing at showbiz events and family celebrations in five star hotels and cruise ships sailing the Arabian Sea.

Nadia joined the thriving London dance scene after returning from India and performed in Middle Eastern restaurants and clubs, as well as dancing for celebrations and hen parties. Nadia also featured in the Arabian Dance Theatre’s 2009 production lham.

To learn more Nadia knew she had to go to Cairo. So in January 2011(two weeks before the revolution) she moved to Cairo. She lived there for a year and a half and took lessons from some of the best performers and teachers in Cairo, including: Lorna of Cairo, Hassan Saber, Loonah of Cairo.

After returning from Egypt Nadia moved to Brighton and was privileged to take classes with the fabulous Galit Mersand, whilst studying for a PGCE.

Nadia is now based in Brighton and is available for performance and teaching in the UK and abroad.
To book Nadia for an event phone 07707 278 958 or email nu@nadiaundine.com, or use the contact form