Heba Fayed De Bellis
At age 8, Heba joined the Academy of Arts Ballet Institute in Cairo, Egypt. She graduated when she was 17 with a final mark of â€œExcellent.â€
Upon graduation from the Academy, she danced with the Corps de Ballet in the Cairo Opera Ballet Company.
Heba changed the direction of her dance career when she became a principal dancer with the Cairo Opera Modern Dance Company, a contemporary dance company that performed in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Heba began to choreograph when she was 21 and with the Cairo Opera
Dance Company. She has participated in many choreography workshops abroad by well-known dancers and choreographers, including Maurice Bejart, Kwami Ross, Wim Wan Dekapus, Bud Blumenthal and Tony Rizzi.
Heba began teaching children and adults in 2004 and has taught in Egypt, Italy and California. Heba immigrated to the United States in 2008. She teaches ballet, modern dance, jazz, contemporary and belly dance. She is a member of Natasha Carlitz dance ensemble, a modern dance company (carlitzdance.org). In 2012, Heba started to perform as part of Cat Machines Dance.