Magdelena Fusaro has been a performer & student of dance her entire life. With a background in Ballet, Jazz, Broadway Theater coupled with playing bass guitar in NYC rock bands, she has an extensive background on both the New York stage & in clubs.
She began her Middle Eastern dance studies with Serena Wilson in NYC. She also studied w/ Morocco, Nourhan Sharif and Anahid Sofian, in NYC. She has been in the Dallas area since late 2005. In March of 2016 she relocated to Kentucky
Ever the student, Magdelena travels regularly to Egypt to study w/ the Egyptian dance masters at both festivals & in private classes. She also attends Middle Eastern dance workshops here is the US. She frequently returns to NYC to continue her dance studies with her favorite teachers. In Dallas, Magdelena studies with Master teacher & performer Vashti.
As a performer, Magdelena’s shows are high energy, full of sass & drama. Untill her recent move, she was seen regularly at some of the DFW area’s finest Mediterranean clubs and restaurants as well as performing at many of the area’s cultural events and festivals both as a solo artist and with the Na’Di El-Raks performance troupe of which she is the artistic director. She has also been a member of RAKSZ Middle Eastern Dance troupe and is the director of Banaat Masri an Egyptian Folkloric dance troupe. Now located in Kentucky, she is performing throughout the state and has added Tennessee to her dance roster
As a teacher, Magdelena looks to inspire students to express joy through movement. She encourages her students to experience dance not only in the classroom, but through attending Hafla's, workshops, drum circles, stage shows & visiting area restaurants where they feature dancing and music. She is currently teaching at The Spot in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In August 2012 Magdelena became a licensed Zumba instructor. The Dallas studio she teaches private and workshop classes at is Move Studio. Please note the Studio at the Little Egypt Dance Academy has closed
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” - Martha Graham