Egyptian Oriental Dance
Prolific, gifted, and tireless, New York ’s Nourhan Sharif keeps expanding the educational and artistic horizons for Middle Eastern dance. She persistently creates new ways to bring this dance to newcomers and new audiences and executes opportunities, new ideas, and projects for professionals.
Her participation has broadened from performer, instructor, choreographer, seminar/program producer, dancewear designer, to film actress, music CD and instructional DVD producer, and Assistant Director/Manager of Yousry Sharif’s Egyptian Academy of Oriental Dance. She does it all, from the ground-up: from the necessary requirements of running a productive business, to graciously hosting (and performing in) galas, to the very significant “minutiae” of welcoming beginners . She excels in everything she does! Within all her many-functions, are born new ideas for proliferation of an art she obviously loves and to which she has devoted her life. While advocating for authentic vocabulary and rigorous performance technique – the true conventions for dance preservation and excellence – her visionary methods for dance education and performance potential are “outside the box” – the only way to go in our current dance world where opportunities (and sometimes genuine appreciation) for artists are slim to none.