mother of Amora Shams, had the Artistic name of Sahar Samara since 1982
until 1992, and in 1992 her egyptian public re-bautizied her into Alia
in Arabic means
"the sun in the high". Nowadays in Egypt, more than 25 years
after, some egyptians still remember her while she was dancing in Egypt
in years 1982-85.
Amora started to Belly Dance at the age of 8 years old, but didn't dance in public places until she was 17 years old.
The first venue where Amora danced publicly was in the Egyptian restaurant Jan el Jalili, in Sevilla, Spain (1993).
Since then she has been mainly dancing in Egypt, Morocco, Paris, London & all around Spain.
1993-1995 - Dance assistant of Alia Shams, at Studios Posición Cero and at a Flamenco dance studio in Nervión both in Seville, Spain. While dancing in Suarets all around Spain next to Alia Shams
1993-1994 - Jan el Jalili (Sevilla - Spain) & the Egyptian restuarant Los Faraones ("The Pharaoh", Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz - Spain).
1994/95/96 - Jaima de Caños de Meca (Cádiz - Spain) with live music and Los Faraones Egyptian restaurant. In 1996 Amora started to use the arch as it is in the Antique 7,000 year old pharaoh drawings of Egyptian dancers described on the temples
From 1995 to 1999 - Dance teacher at the "Academy of Arabic Dance Alia Shams", Seville, Spain.
1997-1998 - Sijilmassa andalusí palace restaurant & the Sheraton Hotel (Casablanca – Morocco). With live music
From March to July 1998 a Culture production in the Reales Alcázares de Seville (Palace) as Teacher, Choreographer and Dancer, specialist in Al-Andalus dance (Sevilla – Spain). European tour England, France, Switzerland, Germany dancing in parties and some restaurants as Omar Kayan in London. Elisèes Liban I, Baalbeck Washington and Fakhr el Dine restaurants (Paris- France). With live music
1999-2000 - For her experience as Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer, Amora became Equity Member of the Professional Association of Dance (Madrid - Spain). Riad Salam Moroccan restaurant (Marbella - Málaga) Spain. With live music. Abohamed Egyptian restaurant (London - UK). With live music
2001-2002 - Greek restaurant Elysee, the Moroccan Safir, and some parties in other restaurants like the Egyptian Abohamed, the Greek Apollonia & the Iraqi Baghdad. Mostly with live music. (London - UK).
2002-2003 - Al-Diwan Syrian restaurant and Assafir Jordanian restaurant (Barcelona – Spain). Dance teacher at Kundalini Yoga, Masala Centre, Dance teacher and choreographer at School of Dance Nuria, master dance teacher at Arsenal 5* Gymnasium, Barcelona, Spain. Dance teacher at Atenas Gymnasium, master dance teacher at Spejos, 5* Gym Puerto Banus, Marbella, Malaga, Spain.
2003-2004 - London restaurants: Greek restaurant Apollonia, Argelian Al-Casbah and Greek Alexander the Great. While teaching in different dance schools in London such us 02 Centre and Expressions Studios, Amora collaborated also with her students in Charity events for NGO organisations such as Marie Curie Cancer Care,..Dancing daily at Efes II, Turkish restaurant at Great Portland Street and the Turkish restaurant Mazic (London - UK).
August 2005 - Amora moves to Spain. Amora organizes the 1st Festival of Oriental Dance in Almuñécar, that took place on the 7th July 2006, all benefits went to Alzheimer Almuñécar Association. This Festival was reduced into about 1h show with Amora students, Alia Shams
Amora. 2005-2007 - Amora was dancing every weekend in the original Arabic Castle in Almuñécar as a Al-Andalus dancer for the Al-Andalus Government, Amora keeps teaching dance, organizing workshops bringing students from abroad and providing intensive private lessons to students who require this option. Performing also in the Egyptian Restaurant “Cleopatra Palace” near Marbella - Spain.
2008 - 2009 - Amora moves to Cairo, Egypt, where she gets in contact with the legends of Oriental Dance, Amora speciality. Amora continues teaching and dancing, but now from the birth of Belly Dancing, Egypt. She dances in Weddings and 5 * Hotels like Sheraton Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. And also dances as folkloric egyptian dancer and oriental belly dancer with two international dance troups: "Derviches del Cairo" and with "Shiko Show Company". Seen on two national egyptian television programs and two international Festivals, Dahab Dance Festival & Sakia El Sawy Charity Festival. Nowadays students from all around the world comes to study and become professional bellydancers with Amora where ever she is, either Spain, Morocco or Egypt.
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