Zuri has been involved in the creative and performing arts since childhood, but came to dance as an adult, beginning with the Latin dances. She discovered belly dance and found a home.
As music is her profession, Zuri incorporates her solid knowledge of timing and musical interpretation into her performances. Her show formats can range from traditional to a fusion with Caribbean and/or Latin flavor depending on client venue and preference.
When teaching, her knowledge of group dynamics, body mechanics ,and different learning styles help each student to reach their fullest potential . Zuri also has training as a pre/post-natal health and fitness group instructor, and welcomes the opportunity to work with mothers who want to stay fit during their pregnancy.
Zuri currently studies with Serena Wilson trained NYC based instructor/performer Layla, and is a member of her Veiled Visions dance ensemble.
Zuri is also the Coordinator and Costume Designer for the Arabic Sol Dance Team at Jorday's Dance Studio in Queens, NY. She also is a memeber of Pure Onyx Movement Dance company and serves as Assistant Costume Designer.
Hire Zuri for :
Weddings Showers Women's Wellness Events or Workshops Bachelor-ette parties Birthday party Belly-grams (office setting only)
Zuri is also available for services as a choreographer and short beginner workshops.
Zuri Currently Teaches at the following times/locations *:
Sundays 3-4 p.m. Adult Open Level Belly Dance (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
Sundays 4-5 p.m. Level 2 Adult Belly Dance Class (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mini (kids) belly dance (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. Adult Beginner Level Belly Dance (Dance Atlantic Studio- East New York, Brooklyn)
Fridays 7-8 p.m. Adult Level 1 Belly Dance (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
Fridays 7-8 p.m. Adult Level 2 Belly Dance (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
Fridays 8-9 p.m. Adult Performance Level Belly Dance (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
Saturdays 2:30-3:30p.m. Mini (kids) belly dance level 1 (Jorday's Dance Studio, Forest Hills, Queens)
*Students register directly with the dance studio
Dance Atlantic Studio
3390 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Jorday's Dance Studio
102-19 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Zuri is also available for private lessons.
Whatever the event your planning, Cocoabelly can develop the right party package that will enchant your guests with the exotic experiences of the Middle East and North Africa. From decor, to dancing, and even dress for the occasion, Cocoabelly can create a one-of-a-kind experiece for your event.
Contact us to inquire about :Themed wedding packagesGirls Night Out PartiesBaby Shower/Prenatal events
and whatever else you dream of hosting!