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Diana Tarkhan is a world renowned teacher and
choreographer of Oriental (Middle-Eastern) dance, in particular that of
the Egyptian style.
She is French Algerian, originally having
studied music in France. She began her dancing career almost 20 years ago
in Paris where she performed in many famous nightclubs and glamorous
She was then invited to dance internationally in
Tunisia, Morocco, and United Arab Emirates for prestigious hotels such as
Hilton, Sheraton and Hyatt.
Always in search of perfection, she
headed to Egypt to be trained by Raqya Hassan. After spending four
fascinating years in Egypt where she performed successfully, she realised
that she had fallen in love with Egypt and it was here where she decided
to settle down. She has now lived there for over 12 years.
immense experience of the Egyptian life, and her exposure to Egyptian
culture through the language and its everyday life, plus a real knowledge
of Arabic music and different dance forms, gives her the essential assets
to now teach dance to those that are passionate of this art.
reputation grows each day thanks to a real talent as a choreographer and
professor of the art. Diana also gives workshops throughout the whole
world and has trained several professional dancers that have been publicly
She is an original choreographer who plays on both the
melody and the rhythmic elements of the music. She has unquestioned
artistic skills that she transmits with happiness and generosity.
Diana also studies psychology to enable her to teach using
pedagogical theory, and so she can understand better the needs of her
students. This allows her students to quickly attain the harmony and
pleasure of Oriental dance, and from that point on her students can