Astryd Farah deMichele

Astryd Farah deMichele spends her time between the United States and Egypt, performing and teaching Oriental dance professionally. She has a home base and instructional school in Oregon, though she’s been spending up to six months a year in Cairo, where she performs in five star hotels, weddings, events and studies with the finest Oriental dance choreographers. When in the United States, Astryd Farah is adjunct faculty for the University of Oregon, instructing Middle Eastern dance with an emphasis on Egyptian styling. In addition, she holds independent classes for the Astryd Farah deMichele School of Middle Eastern dance, instructing all levels of dancers, and coaches students privately. She teaches precise, defined technique as the vehicle to express the emotional aspects of the music, and her warmth and clarity in teaching has inspired hundreds of students.

Astryd Farah’s love of music inspired her to help form the ensemble Ala Nar in 1999 – a collaboration of stellar musicians bringing classical and dance compositions of Arabic and Turkish origin to the western states. She is the principle dancer for the ensemble, as well as co-artistic director.

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