OUR INSTRUCTORS

Surreyya Hada

Director of the acclaimed Dangerous Beauties dance troupe and Co-director of Troupe Scimitar, Surreyya is a an award-winning, international performer and instructor. She sings in English and Turkish, and dances regularly solo as well as with several world fusion and rock bands. She has performed for the cast of Cirque du Soleil and is an annual entertainer for Apple, Sandisk and Yahoo corporations and other national and international festivals.  Surreyya is a LEAP program BA awardee via Saint Mary's College of Moraga, CA.  She received her Dance Major Degree at CCSF, is a certified Pilates, Barre and TRX Master Trainer and holds a Guinness Book World Record in Roller Skating.

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Jill Baker

A bay area belly dancer who has been active in the community from San Francisco, CA to Madrid, Spain. Jill is a passionate dancer with a deep rooted love for the art, embracing multiple forms of the dance from traditional Egyptian and Cabaret to Fusion. She took her first class nearly 20 years ago and has been promoting belly dance since.​ Jill holds a degree in Respiratory Care and is a Certified Bombay Jam® Instructor. 

Jill's student troupe, The Academy, can be seen performing at events in the Santa Cruz and San Jose Bay areas. 

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