Alina's Resume

Middle Eastern Dance

  • 2004 - Present Middle Eastern Dancer in Victoria, British Columbia (Professional)
  • 1999 - Present Middle Eastern Dancer in Edmonton, Alberta (Professional)

 

Other Dance

  • 1990 - Present Romanian Dancer with Balada Romanian Folk Dance Ensemble (Semi-Professional)
  • 1980 - Present Ballet Technique with Centrepointe Ballet, Alberta School of Ballet, Orchesis Dance, Grant McEwan College, Balada Romanian Folk Dance
  • 1990 - 2004 Modern Dance & Jazz Technique with Orchesis, Mile Zero Dance, Grant McEwan College
  • 1999 - 2004 Edmonton International Folk Dancers (Occasional); dances from Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Israel, Turkey, Ireland
  • 1999 - Present Various Workshops; Hula, Irish and Highland Dances, Maritime Clog Dances

Engagements

  • 1999 - Present Local Concerts
  • 1999 - Present Performances to Live Music (Ahmad Omar, Mohammed Al Mowed, Saeed Al Mowed, "Ahmed the drummer", Amin Le Ain and Rima Chamas
  • 1999 - Present Weddings and Birthday Parties (Egyptian, Turkish, Persian, Romanian, Indian, Greek, Pakistani)
  • 1999 - Present Edmonton, Victoria & Hope Restaurants (Cocodi, Cosmos Taverna, Cosmos Village, Khazana's, Koutoukis, Millos, New Asian Village, Nikos, PapAndreas, Tiffany's, Yiannis)
  • 1990 - Present Festivals and Special Events (Boian Heritage Society, Edmonton & Victoria Heritage Days, India Fest Victoria, Filberg Festival & Nautical Days Comox, Kimberly Multicultiral Festival, Vegreville Pysanka Festival, Salt Spring Island Folk Dance Festival,)
  • 2001 West Edmonton Mall
  • 2002 Northlands Park

Teaching

  • 2010 - Present Sacred Centre Dance Company
  • 2011 Reynolds Secondary School
  • 2010 - Present Dahab Dance Ensemble
  • 2009 - 2010 Bashira MED Studio
  • 2005 - Present Canadian Romanian Society of Victoria
  • 2005 - Alberta Dance Educators Association
  • 2004 - Present Nath Keo's Dance Studio
  • 2004 - Present University of Victoria RecPlus (substitute instructor)
  • 2001 - 2004 University of Alberta Campus Recreation
  • 2001 - 2003 Yoga for Today
  • 2000 - 2001 Devonian Botanic Garden Education Program
  • 1999 - Present Workshops and Group Lessons
  • 1990 - Present Balada Romanian Dance Ensemble (Peer Instruction)

Production

  • 2005 Celebration of Middle Eastern Dance
  • 2003 - Present Layali El Saharah - Desert Nights Student Recital (twice yearly)
  • 2002 - Present Belly Dancing Class Parties (per term)

Interviews

  • 2004, Sept 2-9 Vue Weekly
  • 2004, Spring Mid-Bits Magazine
  • 2003, Aug 28 See Magazine
  • 2002, Sept 26 See Magazine

Training

  • 1999 - Present Anemone, Bozenka, Farasha, Samourah, Hadia, Sabura
  • 1990 - Present Classical and Folkloric Romanian and ballet technique with E. Ann Smreciu, Theodor & Lia Vasilescu, Ionel Garoafa, Marin Stârcu, and Viorel Vatamaniuc
  • 2000 - 2002 Classical Ballroom Dance, Johann Strauss Society Ball

Other Experience

  • 1980 - 1987 Gymnastics training with Ortona Gymnastics Club, Capital City Gymnastics Club, and others
  • 1989 - 1990 Jasper Place Composite High School Cheerleading Team, 2nd place at National Championships, small team division
  • 1980 - 1989 Classical Piano with Royal Conservatory of Music (including examinations and recitals)
  • 1992 - 1994 Classical Guitar with Alberta College.
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