Shadia is a Toronto-based dance artist of Egyptian descent and a lead dancer in Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra. Her professional training has been with Yasmina Ramzy and senior Arabesque instructors. Shadia's leading performances include the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony with Cirque du Soleil, celebrity Vanessa Williams' wedding, the International Bellydance Conference of Canada, ADCO Canadian tour in Vancouver and Whitehorse and Arabesque productions NOOR, JAMRA and SAWAH at Fleck Dance Theatre. Shadia is a senior instructor at Arabesque Academy. As a solo artist, Shadia is highly recognized for her dynamic presence, audience engagement and Arab nuance.