Zenovía has been dancing circle dances from her Grecian lineage since before she could walk, being carried as most babies are at Greek festivities. As a child, she danced ballet and tap and since teenage years has been dancing to rock, blues, soul, jazz, etc. Her first bellydance class was as a young teen, add in a few modern dance classes and three years as a drum majorette into the mix for variation. Greek/Arabic music was a predominant musical background growing up at home.
Her ethnic dance studies include Near and Middle Eastern and those from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, (commonly known as Belly Dance), Spain, southern Italy and Africa with masters such as Ibrahim Farrah; Jehan Kamal; Dr. Mo Gedawi; Magana and Devi Baptiste; Alessandra Belloni; Bubatunde Olatunji; Adan Sarhan and others.
Additional studies were transformative and therapeutic movement with Dr. Suki Munzell, Joy Berta, Anna Halpern, Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythm theory and Feldenkrais Awarenesss Through Movement; yoga, and has years of practice and study of the long form of Yang style Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
Zenovía has performed at public and private events including: regularly in Greek, Moroccan and Egyptian clubs and restaurants; in rock clubs; at county fairs; at spiritual and Tantra workshops; for private parties; and sacred events and gatherings and has taught ongoing weekly classes as well as offers special workshops and private lessons for individuals.
She combines her knowledge of the energetic body, ethnic dance, the eastern movement arts, bodywork and aromatherapy in her transformative and inspiring private and group movement sessions and classes which are offered periodically or by request.
Her teaching emphasize enhancing correct posture and stance, movement habits, bringing energy back into stagnant areas of the body, aligning and opening the chakras, as well as dance movement and technique all together to make you feel more like your true, inspired, and happy self.
She has taught special classes such as for Dr Dean Ornish's employee retreat and heart health gatherings; Tantra events; spiritual gatherings; women in recovery; Blessing Ways and showers, Womens workshops, and weekly classes.
BELLY DANCE SACRED MOVEMENT ongoing in-person classes & workshops available by request.
Private classes and special classes & workshops in person and virtually. Contact for more info.
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