Lara is the creator and Director of Edinburgh belly dancing she has over 10 years teaching experience and has been dancing for more than 20 years she has trained in Ballet, Tap Jazz, Latin and oriental dance she started learning Egyptian belly dance at just 12 years old,as well as being an Artist she is a qualified Equestrian sport coach and holds a Higher national certificate in Community Education.
I have had an interest in dance and a love of music since a child, i was fortunate to be able to take dance courses whilst growing up and many styles of dance, i have attended workshops over the years buy a variety of guest teachers from around the world as well as having 3 very good local teachers who also shared there style and techniques of traditional Egyptian belly dance,classical Baladi style and Egyptian cabaret style. Over the years i developed into the dancer i am now and i have a unique style which has dance influence from the Middle East, Latin, African and Turkey.
I have extensive experience in performance and in tuition, i have worked with a wide range of different Artists ,and musicians and perform regularly both solo and with my performance Troupe.
I have a lot of experience in dancing with live percussion and music and i have a versatile and adaptable style of dance which allows me to perform to a wide range of music and adopt most styles of dance.