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Fame Art Group was initially formed to gather together the fragmented community through the medium of dance. We look at dancing as an integral way to experience unity. Like the spoken word, dance allows us to communicate with others. Its benefits are endless.

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Meet Our
Founder & Dance Instructor

Meet our Founder & Director

Fereshteh Zakery

An energetic, physically fit and confident dance teacher, choreographer and performer who, through performances at more than fifty events, has a successful track record of improving students’ knowledge and understanding of dance.

Fereshteh holds recognized teaching qualifications, has experience of teaching all age groups and not only fully understands the needs of students, but also has the experience of connecting to other cultures and communities. The ability to quickly engage with other communities through dancing. She has experience of teaching Iranian Folklore, adult ballet, Persian modern dance, belly, Azeri, ballroom, Zumba and SAMA(Iranian classic and Sufi dance). She created her own style which is unique in Iranian Culture. She combines Iranian Dance moves with Sama which is a Sufi Dance along with Iranian poet, Persian instruments and wearing symbolic long dress. She is relentlessly results orientated, and is dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards across all curriculum key stages. She has the experience of a member of Advisory, Art Coordinator BC Tirgan Event, Art Coordinator in Vancouver Silkroad Festival in her resume. It’s been two terms she is a member of Multiculturalism Advisory Committee is City of Coquitam.

CAREER HISTORY

Self-employed Dance instructor, Fame Art Group Funder, 2015-present, Coquitlam Instructor in Hercey Dance Company, 2014, Vancouver Self-Employed Dance instructor, 2003 – 2014, Iran

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

An expert at using movements, gestures and body language to portray dance routines Ability to inspire passion in audience Confident teaching large groups of children in a classroom setting Good communication skills, both oral and written Physically fit and able to sustain a high level of energetic activity for long periods of time Genuinely excited about student’s progress Willingness to work with others and responding constructively to feedback.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Zumba Instructor, Feb. 2016, Steve Nash Fitness, Vancouver Sufism Association, SAMA (2012) Romanna Private Dance School (1997 – 2005)