Kattleen Jamima born in Brazil, lived 8 years in Pakistan and currently in Japan. In 1995 started bollywood dance,in 2000 had her first contact with the Belly Dance and she immediately fell in love with this dance form. Her essence of ballerina encouraged her to study other styles of dance like Gafieira, Modern Forro, Bolero and Ballet.
Since 2000 she is devoted to prioritize the art of belly dance. her studies and dedication to dance remain constant in order to quality for oriental dance.
Kattleen Jamima also travels every year to Egypt to study.
She is a professional belly dancer and teacher focusing on Egyptian classic and folkloric styles.
She is characterized by a constant search for creative solutions to help her student to reflect about the dance. She teaches all levels with great technique, students are taught about the different musical rhythms of Arabic music and are encouraged to improvise and find your own style.
Kattleen Jamima works professionally as a dancer and teacher since 2005.
She had as teachers major international names including: Madam Raqia Hassan, Dina, Soraia Zaied, Azza Sharif, Dr.Mo Geggawi, Shalabi, Hamada Hossam, Nelly Foad, Katia, Nabil Mabrouk, Tamer Yehia, Hoda Ibrahim, Amany M.Farouk, Dooa Salam, Raggae, Magda & Atef, Souhair, Mohamed Salah, Yasmina and from Brasil Crys Franchi.
Since 2011 she participates in the intensive course for teachers at the festival Ahlan wa Sahlan, and she is a certified instructor by Madam Raqia hasan.Kattleen Jamima now is part of the select group of teachers of the Festival Ahlan Wa Sahlan, the biggest and most important Belly Dance Festival in the world.
Kattleen Jamima won the first place of Ahlan wa Sahlan Winter Course Festival 2013. Currently owner and teacher at school "Tahia Belly Dance" located in Yamanashi & Tokyo Japan, where she teaches belly dancing in its essence, with technique, grace, softness and emotion, Tahia performs at shows and teaches workshops throughout Japan and abroad. ""For the art of dance, is not to demonstrate steps or choreography, but first of all is to transmit emotion without abandoning the technique.
I love the art of Raqs Sharqi (the correct Arabic term for "belly dance")and hope to share with my audience and my students this fabulous dance and what it has to offer.".