Nominated for the award: Arts and Culture
Company: Soul in Motion
Position: Interpretive Dancer
Biography: Ella Farida' is a dancer who is trained in classical and modern ballet. She was introduced to middle eastern dance and became fascinated with it during her formal dance studies . From this she integrated the three styles into a universal form of movement, expression and unconditional love. Many have claimed to experience healing by witnessing her dance. Her bellydancing has been experienced by a variety of audiences,,ranging from wedding receptions and simcha's to corporate and charity events. Farida's extensive theatre experience has seen her on such stages as the Leah Poslun's Theatre,Wintergarden Theatre,Palaise Royale,North York Civic Centre,Helaconian Hall,York University Pan Am Games,Dundas Square World Youth Day Main stage Casa Loma, Bathurst Street Theatre , Luxor Middle Eastern Theatre Canadian National Exhibition as well as The Adonis Dinner Theatre in Mexico City. Ella Farida's tireless devotion to promoting the Middle Eastern dancing has led her to expose her art to a large portion of the public through thousands of performances. Ella Farida seeks to enrich every woman's life by helping them find their beauty ,power and importance. Ella Farida is also a professional singer and actress as well as a York University performing arts alumni.