"Before starting to study with Joana I first fell in love and felt inspired by her dancing, wherein I found something "mystical" that makes me always think that Federico Fellini would have put her inside one of its magical movies.
Joana, as a teacher, is truly a gift.
She teaches without any reservation and she never stops giving, I'm always impressed about the amount of amazing contents she manages to give!
She conceived a peculiar "format" for her courses, that makes the process of learning fun, enjoyable and stimulating, because she gives, in addiction to the dance classes, many things to discover, little by little. I always have the feeling I am a child with a box full of colorful toys to play with.
What I'd like to underline among everything is that Joana has the will to give her students fundamental tools for a more autonomous development of the dance. That it also means that she teaches at a "multilevel" way, always entering the field of self development.
I personally feel I have, with her, the chance to make order among everything, not only among the huge world that concerns "oriental dance", because Joana spreads a direct knowledge of the Egyptian culture, not only studied, but truly lived and absorbed beneath the skin, so she can put, and she wisely does, the dance teaching into contextualization; but also, I feel I'm developing a deeper understanding of what dance technique is made of.
I personally realized that Joana let´s you "return" to the dance technique, as kind of something your body belong to, something it deserves and it should explore, to feel more.
Definitely huge and well beyond expectation."