Ioanna Piagalis is a passionate and dedicated Oriental Dance teacher and performer. Her main goal as a teacher is to bring out the best version of her students, relaying as much knowledge over as possible and working with the strengths of each individual in order to master the art form with confidence. As a performer, Ioanna strives for authenticity. Authenticity of the art form & its culture, as well as authenticity from within.
Ioanna has trained with great International Masters including: Randa Kamel, Mohammed Kazafy, Yasmina of Cairo, Sadie, David Abraham, Amir Sofi (music training), Mercedes Nieto, Sandra Danse, Maria Aya(teacher training) to name a few. Self-study of theory, history & musicality is a large part of her discipline. It is also essential for Ioanna to maintain her own study and training and therefore travels to Egypt annually for training.
As a former Miss Belly Dance South Africa 2014. She performs & competes alongside her troupe and they proudly hold many titles and first places in various competitions.
Ioanna, her Troupe & Dance Academy strive to uphold international standards in Oriental Dance with the main purpose being to preserve and promote the Oriental art form as much as possible.