tara Bio_cv

Bio - CV

Bio/CV

Tara has been dancing professionally for over 16 years, she has worked all over the UK as well as abroad. She has performed in 17 countries!

Tara is experienced in all belly dance styles as well as Arabic folk dance and the Egyptian Tanoura dance and Sufi Whirling Dervish Style.

As well as performance Tara also teaches and choreographs. She teaches in London and has also been sent abroad to teach in Ireland, Germany and Japan. Tara has taught celebrities such as Zahia Dahar.

Tara  has held long term dance contracts in both Cairo and Sharm El Sheik.  Tara gained over 9 months stage experience working in famous theatres like the Theatre of Art in Downtown Cairo, and working for the famous Roman Theatre in Sharm. Whilst in Egypt Tara worked and trained intensively with some of the most famous choreographers and directors in Egypt.

Other Experiences in Egypt include working for Egyptian film and television (channels 1 and 3) as well as performing for The Sultan of Oman in the Sinai desert.

As well as Egypt, Tara has performed in  other Arab  countries, including Dubai,  Lebanon, Palestine, Abu Dhabi and Oman.  In 2010 Tara held a 2 week contract at the exclusive  nightclub Al Mandaloun in Beirut, and was flown out for New Year at the Sheraton Zenith Nightclub in Abu Dhabi.  In 2009  Tara performed in Palestine where she held a weeks residency for Eid celebrations at the Murad Resort in Bethlehem. Tara recently peformed for the Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel for News Years in Muscat, Oman for both 2012,  2013, 2015, 2016 New Years Parties. Tara has held a contract for the Al Khaleej Palace Dubai.

Outside of the Arab world Tara has performed in Pakistan, Guinea,  Japan, Germany, Gambia, France, Spain, Austria, and The British Virgin Islands. Tara worked for for 2 years in Japan working in some of Tokyos most well known  Arabic venues and for many corporate events.

Tara was sent to Malta to work for 1 weeks residency peforming whirling dervish at the Jazz Cafe in St Juliens.

Tara resides in London where she dances almost every night working at high profile events and venues. Tara has worked at over 40 of London’s Middle Eastern restaurants and venues, she has worked at casinos such as Rendezvous, The Mint Club, Crockfords, Palm Tree and The Groversnor, as well as five star hotels such as Claridges, Dorchester and Mandarin Oriental.

Highlights of her career include performing  for the Royal Family of Brunei, The Sultan of Oman, and for members of the Jordanian and Saudi Royal Families.

Tara has a Guniness World Record for the Most about of Sufi Rotations in one hour. She is the only female to hold a Guiness World Record title for the Whirling Dervish.  

Tara was the producer of The Arabian Dance Theatre Company which she founded in 2008 and made successful shows for 5 years touring Britain.   The ADT company made the BBC Arabic news Headlines, MBC channel News, Al Alamia TV,  Asharq Al Aswat Newspaper and Al Arab Newspaper.

Tara continues to work at the highest standards, her passion for Arabic dance art and music grows continusly as she develops her career.