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Lucia is an entertaining and award-winning performer, dance instructor, troupe founder and show producer. This year, Lucia was elected President of the San Diego Middle Eastern Dance Association (SAMEDA). Lucia has trained in the art of Middle Eastern dance from some of the finest artists from around the world and danced at a variety of prestigious venues. This include performing at shows featuring Superstar Middle Eastern Artists Amr Diab, Ihab Tawfik, Faten Salama, Aida Nour, Nabila Mettuali, Leila and for RJ Reynolds Concert Promotions featuring Superstars Santana, Aerosmith, Sade, Jimmy Buffet and many more.

Lucia also teaches classes and has been a guest instructor at various schools - from elementary to college levels.

In 2005, Lucia won the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition in the Egyptian Category and was a finalist in the Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant. This year, Lucia produced A A Night in Cairo, a spectacular gala featuring some of the best international artists. In September 2007, A Night of Divine Dance will be produced.

During her dance career, Lucia has developed a dynamic, entertaining and graceful style of dance. Her shows include an emphasis in traditional Egyptian style Raks Sharki ("belly dance") and folkloric dance (Khaleegi, Melaya Lef, cane, Sai'di' and shamadan) and use of a variety of props. Lucia welcomes audience participation and enjoys sharing the joy of dance and celebration with others.

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Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Lucia

  • Amani Oriental Festival Photos, October 25-29, 2011, Beirut, Lebanon
    As a professional performer, I was impressed with the high caliber of dance instructors. The majority of instructors were Lebanese and offered a diverse repertoire of Lebanese Oriental and folkloric technique with emphasis in dramatic moves, staging and communication through movement with modern dance components.
  • My Teacher, Fahtiem
    As performers, we tend to often dance improvisation with moves that are ‘safe’ and comfortable. It is often difficult to step out of the box.