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|Address:||1A 73 Garfield Avenue South|
Hamilton None (Intl) L8M2S3
|Description:||Valizan began dancing in 1995 when he joined The Society For Creative Anachronism. Teachers Rayah Bint Youssef and Moria The Black instilled basic technique, while classes with the sublime Roula Said took him to a new plateau.
He has become a sought after solo performer and teacher for his powerful style and energy. Appearances include Arabesque Dance Company\'s Asala, and Oum, The International Bellydance Conference Of Canada, Tribally Inspired, Northern Migration, The Dark Side and Face Zenna at the Royal Ontario Museum. He also headlined In The Heat Of The Hafla in Milwaukee, Belly Boo Bash in Dayton, Ohio and appeared at Cabin Fever and The Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY. He heads up his own tribal troupe, Shades Of Araby, who have appeared at Tribalcon, PURA: Milwaukee, Cabin Fever in Buffalo, NY and Shimmy For A Cure in Erie, PA.
He was honoured to have been included in the 2007 Men Of Middle Eastern Dance Calendar put out by Jim Boz.
He began teaching American Tribal Style bellydance at Arabesque Academy in 2004, and became an apprentice in the Arabesque Dance Company in November 2005 when he began training in Egyptian Folklore with master teacher Yasmina Ramzy. He is honoured to be a lead dancer in the Arabesque Dance Company, and in the new project, The Righteous Rogues Of Raks.
Valizan holds a degree from The Ryerson School Of Journalism, took the Arabesque Academy Pro Course, and recently became the first male to graduate from the FatChanceBellyDance Teacher Training program.
The learning continues...
|Activities:||Dance, Teach, Perform|