Maria Sangiorgi – Bio
Author/s: Maria Sangiorgi
Maria, Diploma in DT (IDTIA), Cert 4 Workplace Training, Middle-Eastern dance- Raqs Shari. Specialist expertise: disability, Raqs Sharki, bringing elements of middle-eastern dance to dance therapy. Egyptian dancer and teacher began her training in Egyptian Dance (Raqs Sharqi) in 1989. Her classes are called Embodied Bellydance,with a focus on body awareness, and workshops called SensingFeelingDancing the Chakras, the Dance of the Sensual Soul and Trance Dance. She is using Egyptian Dance within a dance movement therapy model when working with disability groups and women in prison. She is also a visual and performing artist and member of the Middle Eastern music and dance group, Yalla! and The Sanctuary Ensemble, a Sufi inspired group.