Newal is a talented lady who catches attention and inspires awe wherever she goes. Watch for her this summer in uptown Saint John as she showcases her talent and natural rhythm.

Some questions for Newal…

Where were you born?

Good Old Saint John , NB
My Mother is From Chipman, NB and my Father is from Port Said, Egypt.

Do you have any formal training?

I attended Classes with Lorena Robertson at the Studio Dance school in Rothesay, as an adult have taken a jazz/ballet class and attend workshops with professional Bellydancers whenever I can, I am currently in Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training and will graduate in July!

What was your breakthrough moment/favourite performance?

we had a really great time at Harvesting the Arts Festival 2009- it was a beautifull day for dancing outside! We have a project called The Zingaro Quartet with Live Drummer, Violin and Bouzouki…and I dance..of course…

Where do you work?…and for how long?

I'm a stay at home mum, My daughter is almost 2 . I teach Yoga and Bellydance… commnity centers and at the Human Performance Center Gym in Grand Bay-Westfield , I'm hoping to find a nice studio uptown too…..

What do you like best about uptown Saint John?

The brick buildings

Who is your favourite Band: The Serect Chiefs 3 and Wet Grow Light…the band I'm in!! Check us out at

Favorite Musician: Antonia Munro- on Violins- I'm lucky enough to have her as a teacher and friend – she's a total rock star go to her for violin lessons!!

Favorite Dancers : Elizabeth Strong and Rachel Brice!

What place on earth inspires you?


Secret indulgence?

Melodia Yoga pants….it's not very secret though…

Do you have any pets?

a husband ….hehe

What do you like to eat for breakfast?

Quinoa,Yogurt & blueberries!

What is your favourite drink?

Nice fresh water or Mojitos!

Spring? Summer? Winter? Fall?

Summer of course

Do you have a nickname?

The Crazy Leopard Lady

Favourite quote?

“We are Eternal, All this pain is an illusion”- Tool

What is your favourite hangout uptown?

The boardwalk

What book are you reading right now?

I always have a few books on the go, right now the top 2 that i'm focused on are

Yoga Youth and Reincarnation- Jess Stern
Yoga, Moving in to Stillness- Eric Schiffman

What is your favourite uptown restaurant?

Lemon Grass

What is your favourite thing to wear?

Melodia Yoga pants & bikini top

Describe yourself in three words.

Happy i'm here!

“I see bellydance as a beautifull and expressive art form, it's a dance by women for women- it's a great way to get in shape and empowers
women of all ages, fitness levels, and ethnicity's . Discover your
body in a whole new way!”

Specializing in Kripalu Yoga/relaxation , Middle Eastern Dance & finger cymbals knows as Zils and Also American Tribal Style Bellydance (aka ATS) as well as more modern Tribal Fusion.

For information on Summer sessions contact…..

email .

phone . 506.721.8387

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