Ranya Renée, of New York City, began bellydancing in 1990. Teaching specialties include holistic Egyptian-style technique, “Breathwork for Performance,” and stage presence coaching. She directs the NY Theatrical Bellydance Conference and the Classic Orientale Intensive. Ranya earned her B.A. in Theater and Linguistics from Yale University, and her M.A. in psychology from the New School for Social Research, focusing on embodied cognition and affect. She is conversant in seven languages, including Arabic. Ranya’s instructional DVDs, as well as her new Ginger City online courses and group coaching series, have earned rave reviews from dancers worldwide.
Visit her at ranya.net