As a full time dancer Nanna
her performance skills through extensive experience entertaining
in restaurants, nightclubs, and a multitude of public and
private events. Nanna teaches students of all levels locally
in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, and offers master
workshops to dance communities beyond the Bay Area.
Her understanding of dance is credited to teachers with a
range of styles and influences, including: Nadia Hamdi, Shareen
El Safy, Eva
Salimpour, and her first
primary teacher, Mary Ann Thompson. Though Belly Dance is
her principal genre, her study and involvement in dance includes:
Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Afro-Cuban, and West African
a teacher and performer she delights inspiring and impassioning
others through dance.
accepted into the
Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival as
a soloist in 1997,
and with her
two dance ensembles in
1999 and 2000.
Toured with ensemble in the 2000 International Cultural Festival
in Beijing, China.
Called on to join judge panels for belly dance competitions
such as Belly
Dancer of the Year and
Lectured and demonstrated in
for State Colleges
such as: UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Mills College.
She, and master drummer Mary
demonstrate Middle Eastern
music and dance to public and private schools
Audiences of Northern California.
" How much do you charge?" an article by Nanna @
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many years ago (I believe at a babyshower) I remember you
to be one of the most elegant and down-to-earth belly dance
artists/teacher I had met! I hope you are dancing your heart
out and are healthy and happy.
With love and respect ~aliah.
Nanna has always given a brilliant show each time I've seen
her. Her costumes are breathtakingly elegant & her dance
ethereal. Did I mention her zills are spot on? She's worth
seeing as often as possible.
Highly recommend her classes too.
has been my highest source of inspiration for the past year
and a half. She is a brilliant dancer. I hope everyone gets
the chance to see her. One of the things I admire about her
is that she keeps her dance "simple" and "pure".
When you watch her, you simply see beautiful belly dance.
Not jazz/belly dance, or ballet/belly dance (not that there
is anything wrong with that). Although, come to think of it,
she might incorporate some African dance moves. Well, whatever
she does or doesn't do, she rocks!
have studied with Nanna - she is fantastic. Private lessons
with her is money well spent. She has been a well kept secret,
not marketing herself much in the past. It would drive me
nuts to know how wonderful she is and how she wasn't world
famous! I'm so glad that Sandra finally made her a website!
took classes with Nanna years ago, she was one of my first
teachers, and I think she is an amazing dancer. She is so
fluid and creative with her movement. It was always a joy
to watch her. I am especially excited that my troupe has invited
her to Santa Cruz to teach a drum solo workshop later this
month. I can't wait to take a class from her again.
Glad there are others out there who agree! I've been telling
people about Nanna since I first saw her perform in 1994.
We were excited to have her here at my studio in a show/Workshop
in New Mexico!<(An ASP)Ancient Art Studio roductions>
I am always mesmerized by her!!!!!and know she will eventually
gain the recognition she deserves!!!Don't forget us Nanna!!LOVE
agree 100%...Nanna is incredible...nice person too..