Natalie Nayun has studied dances from the Middle East for over 15 years and dances from Central Asia for over eight years. Her passion for dance began when she was 14 and has only gotten stronger as she continues to learn the many styles that make up this vast region of the world. She is lucky enough to have studied dance in her travels to Tajikistan, Turkey and Oman. She is the director of Adara Dance Company and formerly directed the UC Berkeley Central Asian and Middle Eastern Dance Company, Sorayya.
Natalie is an international teacher and performer. She has performed and taught dance in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Israel/Palestine as well as locally in California at UC Berkeley and as a guest lecturer at Stanford (and more). Her hope is to share the beauty in these regions of the world through dance.