Chadia began her fascination with Middle Eastern culture as a child mesmerized by Hollywood depictions of Egypt and the Middle East. This fascination ultimately led to a career in the travel industry specializing in Egyptian travel. As she led tours of eager Americans through the streets of Egypt, the music she encountered along the way moved her in a way she could have never expected - it moved her to dance!
Chadia's belly dance journey began over 26 years ago when she was encouraged to find and express her inner joy through dance. Once that joy was felt, there was no stopping her. Chadia went on to further her studies of the dance, its music and history, attending countless workshops, seminars, and lectures over the years with a number of highly regarded professional Oriental dancers and instructors in Egypt and in the USA
Chadia shares her love of belly dance through teaching. She currently teaches various levels of belly dancing in New Jersey. Her technique is based on the classical Egyptian style into which she incorporates her own interpretive style emphasizing poise, grace, self-empowerment and most importantly fun. Her sense of humor, contagious laugh and beautiful smile make her classes most enjoyable
In addition to solo performances, Chadia is Director of "Chadia & The Caravan Dancers", a talented, energetic belly dance troupe featuring Chadia and more than 15 beautiful and talented ladies. As President of Chadia's Dance Productions, Chadia continues to spread the joy of belly dance by offering workshops, shows, events and haflas, and by providing the Belly Dance community with a fine selection of music, costumes, dance accessories, and beautiful t-shirts adorned with Swavorski crystals.
Chadia is honored to have been voted favorite instructor and supporter by the Tri-State Belly Dance Community in 2012, and favorite vendor in 2013: http://www.njbellydancing.org/#NJBD_s_2011_Favorites