Tales from The Thousand and One Nights
Body, heart and soul merge full of passion into dance, telling tales from The Thousand and One Nights
With Spanish and Portuguese roots, I was born in Brazil, a country where music and dance are as important as the air we breathe.
I started dancing as a child with Samba in my blood. My first dance steps were taken in a ballet school in Rio de Janeiro. Yoga classes have helped me to know my body deeper.
The World of Egyptian & Middle Eastern Belly dance
It is no accident that my name Dunya means «the world»!
With my husband, I traveled around the world and have lived in New Zealand, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. In Dubai, I fell in love with Middle Eastern dance, also popularly known as belly dance or Raqs Sharqi in Arabic. A dance that embodies joy of life and passion and awoke strong feeling of femininity in me, which until then I was completely unaware of.
This passion led me to travel to Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey to study different dance styles. Gradually, I developed my own style.
Belly dance in Lucerne
Settled in Switzerland since 2004, I give dance classes in my own dance school in Kastanienbaum, Lucerne. I also perform in belly dance shows in Lucerne and everywhere in Switzerland and abroad as well as organize belly dance workshops and dance shows.
In harmony with the music, I manage to detach from everyday life in order to find myself. I practice daily to improve my technique and style.