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Sonja is an Oriental Dance Artist located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sonja began learning the art of Bellydance in 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee.

After a short hiatus to pursue graduate studies, Sonja resumed her studies of Middle Eastern Dance in 2004. Sonja has previous experience in basic Latin, ballroom and swing dance, liturgical dance, and extensive musical training in piano, brass, and string instruments. Sonja has taught beginning and intermediate bellydance classes under the umbrella of Alexia’s School of Middle Eastern Dance.

In addition to regular instruction with master instructor Alexia, Sonja has studied in intensive workshops and/or private lessons with renowned artists Amir Thaleb and Yousef Constantina (Argentina), Tito (Egypt) Bozenka (Miami), Samara (New York), Virginia (Miami), Samira Shuruk (Washington DC), Laurel Victoria Gray (Washington DC), Gina (Atlanta), Amani Jabril (Atlanta), Linda (Nashville), Raksana (Chicago), Ava Fleming (Arizona), and others.

Sonja is a house dancer and featured performer at Mirage Restaurant in Knoxville, and performs regularly in solo appearances and with the Knoxville dance ensemble, the “Alexandria Dancers.” She has appeared at numerous venues across the eastern United States. Sonja is motivated by the joy she feels when dancing, and particularly enjoys interacting with her audience.

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