Ranya in USA
Ranya Renee began her performing career more than 30 years ago as a theater actress and comedienne, and moved to NYC in 1992 to continue her work as a theater director.
She was gradually sidetracked by bellydance until it became her life!
One of New York City's leading Egyptian-style dancer-instructors, Ranya specializes in teaching holistic technique and theatrical performance skills & coaching.
She produces live events in New York and tours internationally.
Ranya's signature "Breathwork for Performance" method has enabled thousands of artists worldwide to more effectively connect with their own art, and with their audiences.
She strives to create a supportive atmosphere in her workshops for both technical precision and artistic growth.
Ranya's instructional DVDs Bellydance "Egyptian Style: The Baladi" and "Modern Oriental" have earned rave reviews from dancers worldwide. This year she launched her own company, Ginger City Productions, to produce more teaching and performance videos.
Ranya performs and teaches internationally, with past engagements in Japan, Taiwan, Canada, France, Italy, Honduras, Israel and Tunisia.
In New York City and around North America, she has danced at museums and cultural festivals as well as in large stage shows.
She has been featured twice at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festval with virtuoso Simon Shaheen's Near East Music Ensemble.
The Tunisian cultural minister for dance commissioned her solo danse orientale performance early in her professional career, accompanied by the Tunisian Troupe Nationale orchestra, for a large gala event in Tunis.
Ranya has also performed dance presentations at Central Park Summerstage, the United Nations, the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum, various universities, and Arabic clubs and cultural functions, including weddings.