The award winning Dunya dancers – Turkish-American Michelle Deniz and English Rosy Summerbell – are Co-Artistic Directors who perform professionally, internationally and teach in London. Our dedication to the artistic and diverse representation of Middle Eastern dance is evident in our productions and classes that aim to entertain, educate and empower. We also produce a bi-monthly dance showcase called Hafla on the Hill benefiting a variety of causes supporting educating and empowering communities internationally.
DUNYA meaning ‘world’ in Arabic, Turkish & other languages, represents our commitment to understanding people of different cultures, ethnicities and religions around the world. We aim to create a bridge of understanding through our common language – music and dance.
Rosy Summerbell and Michelle Deniz are Co-Founders and Artistic Directors. Our approach is to create opportunities to learn and be inspired by a variety of dance genres and share Middle Eastern / Oriental / belly dance through memorable choreographies and unique performances.