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MEET SAJI

Brazilian Carnival Samba Dancer | Samba Dance Teacher| Belly Dancer 

Saji has trained and performed in Samba, Burlesque and Belly Dancing all over the world. She has been featured on the Rio Olympics Visa Card Campaign, the BBC news and the National press of Ireland.

SAJI Dance was created to help spread the joy of Samba & Belly Dancing in many forms, including:

  • Dance Classes

  • Carnival Workshops

  • Private Event Hire

  • & more!

CARNIVAL SAMBA DANCE

Saji has been studying Rio Carnival Samba Dance with Romero de Mangueira for the past 10 years ( https://sambalondon.wixsite.com/london 

As well as studying with Romero , Saji is also Romero's Offical Cover Teacher and Teaching Assistant. 

Saji is also responsible for all show and performance bookings and delivery of these booking as well as organising all student showcase performances.

 

Saji has taught in all types of settings from large street performances to private groups in fitness clubs.

She has choreographed for public and private shows, and completed Project planning for community dance and workshop projects.

Some of her performances include:

The Glastonbury Festival, West Holts Stage

The Torch Relay Announcements for the Olympics 2012

House of Lords, Parliament

Openings at Primo Bar of Westminster Plaza Hotel

West Surrey Brownies /Girl Guides

National Car Free Day, Islington London

Terminal 2 Manchester Airport

Toyota Family Day

The Cranleigh Carnival

The Scala Nightclub London

Jacksons Lane Theatre- Montage for Islington Arts Factory

The Ronnie Scotts Jazz Bar

As a Teacher and Trainer she has worked with ‘Antidote’, a company delivering beginners Samba Dance Workshops and Freewheelers Theatre Company for their Rio Carnival project. Freewheelers are a company that involves people with and without disabilities in producing and performing in high quality theatre, film, dance and music that challenge barriers and perceptions. 

​Under her belt, Saji is a highly skillful costume maker and has modelled for the Rio Olympics 2016 Visa Card Campaign wearing one of her creations!

BELLY DANCE

Saji has studied Belly Dance for a number of years here in the UK and Egypt, Saji training in Belly Dance includes, Raqia Hassan of Egypt, Yasmina of Cairo, Anne White, London and Beverly from South Africa. 

As well as Belly Dance and Brazilian Samba, Saji has trained in other dance forms such as Burlesque which is reflected in her dance and has been described as Fluid and Sensual to Cheeky and Playful.