Athena Najat is of Greek-American heritage and holds both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Performance Studies (Dance & Culture) from New York University. Athena lived for nearly a decade in Athens, Greece, where she continues to co-organizes Habibi Tsiggana Festival and is also a founding member of Kazafy Troupe Greece. She has been awarded several prizes in International bellydance competitions throughout Europe and in Egypt and is now frequently invited to teach and judge. Athena performed on-contract in several Gulf countries, working with one of the most reputable entertainment agencies in the Middle East. She currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey, dancing on popular Bosphorus dinner cruises.

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