Maggie’s dance training began in 2010 at The Luciterra School of Dance http://luciterradance.com. Immediately she enthusiastically embraced the funky, unique and modern style that incorporates aspects of diverse dance and music styles including modern, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, street dance, pop & lock, ballet and of course, belly dance.
Maggie takes great pride in being educated with the lineage of her dance teachers, and is honoured to have continued expanding her own training with those who have taught her teachers. This lineage reaches up through big names such as Colleena Shakti, Jill Parker, Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice and Suhaila Salimpour. She has also began her own path, studying with dance legends such April Rose, Colleena Shakti, Suhaila Salimpour, Jill Parker, Amy Sigil, Zoe Jakes, The Lady Fred, Ariellah, Kami Liddle, Sharon Kihara, and many more.
In 2013 Maggie Catz met her soul sister and forever dance partner, Niqua Nossam. Discovering their ability to fuel one another creatively and realized how much they enjoy being together in the studio, and formed their troupe, Endufira. The name embodies the concepts of eternal and everlasting friendship and fire, and the unconditional love they have for each other and their dance.
As their original dance mamas – Luciterra – evolved away from any form of traditional belly dance forms and increasingly into a unique style of expression and movement, so did Maggie and Niqua. They discovered their own preferences for style and movement. Choreographically they experiment with embodying emotion and character, exploring the human experience, and creating tangible energy on stage. Whether they are performing together or individually, Maggie and Niqua strive to offer their audience awakening, inspiration, a truly memorable experience, a gift.
Maggie offers classes in Tulum when possible, and is often available for private lessons. Beginning with breaking down the basics of some isolations and core movements rooted in belly dance, street dance, lyrical and modern/contemporary dance, a basic movement vocabulary is introduced, then expanded as her students progress. Eventually a group of students will be mentored through a series of classes with a unique choreography leading up to a final goal of a performance. Maggie intends to build a warm and supportive community similar to that which lovingly nurtured her in Canada. The studio experience will be accessible, safe, supportive, and conscientious to allow her students to explore new movement in their bodies and build connections in the community.
Soon, Niqua will be joining Maggie in Tulum. Classes will then be co-taught to provide students an even better learning experience.
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