Saji, Brazilian Carnival Samba Dancer | Samba Dance Teacher| Belly Dancer
Saji has trained in Samba, Burlesque and Belly Dancing and has performed, between others, at Glastonbury, West Holts Stage, Toyota, the Yorkshire Building Society, the House of Lords and Parliament. She has been featured on the Rio Olympics Visa Card Campaign, the BBC news and the National press of Ireland.
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
St Patrick’s Day Parades in Ireland
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 St Albans Festival
The Knebworth Castle
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!
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.
* Full CV is available upon request