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Over the years Sitara has studied with many local and UK based & award winning international teachers in the industry including  Ansuya, Sonia Ochoa, Amar Gamal, & Bozenka ( USA Bellydance Superstars), and Aziza. Herbiggest inspiration has always been the Belly Dance Superstars. Sitara was approached by Miles Copeland (Business Manager & Music Entrepreneur) in 2004 to audition for the Bellydance Superstars however due to personal commitments she had to decline the offer. 

Sitara also holds a  JWAAD Foundation Course Certificate which she completed in 2009.

Sitara has been invited to dance at many Top London Venues such as The millennium Hotel, Planet Egypt, London University, Oxford University in front of the Turkish Ambassador and for Friends of The Petrie Museum to name but a few. She has toured with the famous belly dance break beat band Oojami and has also been featured in a BBC Period drama.

In 2011 she made it through to the judges live auditions with her troupe Eastern Roses on Sky1 HD Got to Dance only just missing the opportunity to make it through to the live vote semi-finals. They were invited back the following year as ‘extras’ for the programme. Sitara has also appeared on the opening credits of Britain's Got Talent in 2012. 

She is also the founder and director of the belly dance two hugely successful shows Belly Dance Odyssey- Quest for the Precious Stone (Towngate Theatre Basildon, 2011), and Belly Dance Odyssey 2 -The Magic Lives on (Civic Theatre Chelmsford, 2015). 

Sitara also certified in Zumba in 2010 and she also holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 

Sitara OU Turkish Ambassador 2004

Sitara at Oxford University with the Turkish Ambassador

Sitara Miles Copeland Rides Again

Sitara with Business Tycoon & entertainment executive Miles Copeland and Sonia Ochoa of Bellydance Superstars

Sitara BBC Blue Peter Monicle

Sitara featured on BBC Period Drama on Blue Peter

Sitara Gillian Taylforth TARDIS 2004

Sitara & Gillian Taylforth Party London ('Kathy' from Eastenders)

Sitara Oojami Ponatadawe 2006 2

Sitara Touring with Bellydance Breakbeat Band Oojami

Sitara Planet Egypt 2006

Sitara Touring with Bellydance Breakbeat Band Oojami

Sitara Oojami Ponatadawe 2006

Sitara Touring with Bellydance Breakbeat Band Oojami

Sitara Oojami Ponatadawe 2006 3

Sitara Touring with Bellydance Breakbeat Band Oojami

Sitara and Magda

Sitara & Mum Southend Carnival

Sitara Eastern Roses

Sitara is a professional instructor, choreographer and performer based in Essex who has been teaching and performing belly dance since 2002. She is also the Artistic Director of the Eastern Roses Dance Troupe.

Born to Hungarian parents Sitara's lifelong passion for dance began at the tender age of 7  with classical ballet, tap and Jazz classes. Her dancing school would perform regularly in theatre shows and it was there that her desire to further her dancing dream first began. Nurturing an interest in continental dance styles she later went on to take up Salsa. It was during a trip to Turkey that Sitara discovered belly dancing and was immediately mesmerised by this mystic ancient art form that was to become a way of life.


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