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Hadassa is an international belly dancer based in Bangkok. She has immersed herself in Egyptian style belly dance for over 20 years, and has worked as well as travelled extensively in the Middle East and on the Arabian Peninsula. She visits Egypt regularly to keep up with the latest trends of Cairo dance scene and to deepen her understanding of the art of belly dance.

Hadassa has been trained by such Egyptian masters as the legendary Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmy, Raqia Hassan and Mona el Said, to mention only a few. She travels to Egypt twice a year to receive personal instruction not only on Egyptian cabaret style but also on traditional folkloric dances of the Middle East and North Africa.

Hadassa started her belly dancing career in Finland which is her native country. Before moving to Thailand in 2007, she danced with the famous El Hosseny Dance Company under the instruction of Tuija Rinne and Mohamed El Hosseny. In Bangkok, she joined RumPuree Dance Company and later on Dance Legends. Today she is conducting her own belly dance shows in Thailand as a solo performer.

Hadassa has been teaching the art of belly dance in Finland, Tanzania/Zanzibar and Thailand, and is currently giving weekly classes at Prem Yog & Prana Center and Center Stage Academy in Bangkok, and Eeden Village in Hua Hin.

Besides dance, Hadassa studied Comparative Literature and received her degree on Master of Arts at the University of Helsinki. She worked for 10 years as a language instructor in various institutes teaching Finnish for Foreigners at all levels from illiterate immigrants to university students and diplomats. Living currently in Thailand, she travels to Finland every year to teach intensive language courses at the Summer University of Helsinki.

As a language-lover Hadassa is also a writer. She has published a novel Hullut banaanit (Crazy Bananas, ISBN: 9789525782776, Nordbooks 2010) based on her real life experiences of living in an Eastern African jungle. Hadassa lived in Tanzania in the beginning of the 21st century.

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