Serena’s teaching has had a huge effect on the way I dance. Being able to understand the music and how to translate it into movement is so important for Bellydance and Serena teaches this to the very highest level. Having learned with Serena I can connect with the music beyond just putting together a sequence of moves. Serena has taught me how to be an independent dancer and figure out my own creative projects. []

Helen Santa Maria

Serena is and has been one of the biggest influences in my belly dance life since I started. When I lived in London, I would travel an hour on the train to take private lessons with her. I wouldn’t do that for just anyone. She has really opened my eyes and ears. Not only are her choreographies beautiful, but her translations of the music to physical dance has shown me how to listen and dance to arabic music. These soft skills are difficult to teach and even more challenging to really grasp. With these lessons, Serena has helped me become the dancer I am today. []

Lily T.