Denise Farida Cathy Dania
Ahmed Isabelle Meloux Janet
Johara Cyntia Marika Gilane
Taheya        
               




  Denise Enan - Artistic Director

World-renowned master of Egyptian dance, Denise trained in ballet from the age of four with the Russian Bolchoi and was among the first generation of dancers accepted into the dance school of the National Folkloric Troupe of Egypt (Firqua Kawmyyia), where she met her future husband, fellow dancer Ahmed Enan. Denise quickly rose to become a principal dancer with the Kawmyyia, as well as being responsible for teaching the troupe repertoire to new members; counted among her students are prestigeous names such as Dawlat Ibrahim, Faten Salama, Freiz Sayed and Lubna Imam, among countless others. Denise has travelled the world over several times as an acclaimed performer and workshop instructor.

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  Ahmed "Amido" Enan - Choreographer

Ahmed is an award winning choreographer, and was a principal dancer with Firqua Kawmyyia (National Folkloric Troupe of Egypt), where he met his wife Denise (Tawfiq) Enan. Ahmed trained in gymnastics as a youth and belonged to the first generation of Kawmyyia dancers. Ahmed served as a filmographer, photographer and researcher of regional folk dances for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture's Folklore Centre, which served as a resource and inspiration for the stage choreographies of the National Troupe and Reda Dance Troupe in Egypt. Together Denise and Ahmed have toured the world and performed for Emperors, Kings and Presidents.

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  Janet Gale - Principle Dancer

Janet is the longest standing member in the troupe's history, joining the group in 1985 after three years of studying Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric dance with Denise Enan. Since then Janet has performed in countless shows, festivals and weddings with the troupe including travel to other venues such as Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and New York state. Janet's many years of experience and knowledge of the repertoire eventually led to her being principal dancer with the group.

Janet contributes to costume design and is responsible for costume construction, having graduated from the Richard Robinson School of Fashion Design in Ottawa. She also assists Denise and Ahmed in teaching the troupe repertoire to newer members.

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  Ginette "Gilane" Yassa - Dancer

Ginette was asked to join the troupe after two years of studying oriental dance with Denise Enan and has been a member since 1989. She has performed with the group in many shows, festivals and weddings.

Ginette is also a teacher at the Studio Oasis and specializes in giving mini workshops geared to the beginner and intermediate I level; teaching technique and a dance routine.

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  Marie-Catherine ''Marika'' Yassa - Dancer

Bio coming soon...







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  Farida - Dancer

Farida has always had a need to express her artistic side. From 1983 to 1996 she practiced and taught figure skating. In 1999, having newly arrived in the National Capital Region, she began studying Oriental Dance with Denise Enan; it was as if she had been struck by lightening! The following year, she joined the Enan Egyptian Troupe and has performed with them ever since. She started teaching Bellydance in 2002, and she joined Denise Enan’s team of teachers in 2003 upon the opening of Studio Oasis where she teachers all levels of classes. Over the years, Farida has acquired a solid experience and is equally adept with improvisation or following choreography in both the Oriental and Folkloric styles. She has developed her own unique personal style and performs professionally at weddings and special events.





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  Johanne "Johara" D'Aoust - Dancer

Johara began her dance career in modern and jazz. In 2001, she started Belly dancing with Denise Enan. She has taken workshops with Luna, Faten Salama and Hadia. In June 2007, she took a series of workshops at the Nile Group Festival in Cairo with world-renowned instructors Hassan Khalil, Freiz Sayed, Liza Laziza and Asmahan. Johara teaches Belly dance at Dance Oasis. An alluring and fluid dancer, she also performs solo at weddings and special occasions.

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  Tia ''Taheya'' Moffat - dancer

Taheya began her dance training at the age of three with ballet instructor Maki Kabayama (former dancer of the National Ballet of Canada and instructor of international folkloric dance) and continued her ballet and jazz training for twelve years. Taheya discovered Egyptian dance with Denise Enan in 2004, and joined the Enan Egyptian Troupe that same year. Since then, she has continued her training with Denise, while taking various workshops with renowned Oriental dancers such as Luna, Aziza and Hadia. Taheya has taught belly dance classes with a folkloric twist at Dance Oasis and other studios. In addition to performing with the Troupe, she performs as a soloist and with the Oriental collective Banaat al Waha at weddings and other special occasions.

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Cathy - dancer

Cathy began her Egyptian dance training with Denise Enan in 1977 and was a founding member of the Enan Folkloric Troupe. After leaving the Enan troupe she performed professionally as a soloist for many years in the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto area. She also performed with a professional Lebanese dance troupe before moving to the Middle East where she lived for seven years. Cathy has been teaching Egyptian and Lebanese dance styles, including folklore, for more than thirty years. She re-joined the Enan troupe in 2008 after a long absence, and continues to perform and teach.


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Isabelle - dancer

Having had training in figure skating as well as jazz, Isabelle discovered Oriental dance with Denise Enan in 2006. Today, she continues her training under Denise’s guidance, as well a with several other renowned dancers such as Aziza, Hadia, Farida, and Jalilah. Isabelle teaches at Denise Enan’s Dance Oasis studio, and dances professionally at special events.


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Cyntia - dancer

Cyntia has always been fascinated by dance. It was in 2005 that by lucky chance she participated in a trial class and literally fell in love with Oriental Dance. She began her studies with Krystina and Farida at Dance Oasis, and since that beginning has also deepened her learning with multiple teachers in Quebec City where she was a member of the Troupe Banat el Nil with Lucie Gingras, and in Toronto at Arabesque Academy. She has also participated in workshops with Aziza, Caroline Labrie, and Amelia, amongst others. Since moving back to the Outaouais region in 2011, she has been a member of the Enan Egyptian Troupe and has been continuing her training with Denise Enan and Mayada.


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Dania - dancer




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Meloux - dancer




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