Leena Viie is a passionate middle-eastern fusion dancer with Central Asian ancestral roots.
While focusing on bellydance, she has cross trained in other forms which lends flair and solidity to her technique while serving as a resource for fusions.
Leena has developed a dance style which is individualistic, free spirited, fiery, flamboyant and graceful.
Her training spans across Egypt, UK and USA. Leena has taken group lessons/intensives with several renowned bellydance artists such as Anasma (USA), Ranya Renee (USA), Moria Chappell (USA) Sahra Saaeda (USA), Leyla Jouvana (Germany), Anna Borisova (Russia), Tito (Egypt), Camelia (Egypt), Khaled Mohammed (Egypt), Mercedes Nieto (Hungary) And group lessons plus privates with the following: Farida Fahmy (Egypt), Silvia Salamanca(Spain), Nadia Nikishenko (Russia), Nika Mlakar (Slovenia), Mia Sha’uri (Puerto Rico), Nour (Egypt), Ahmed Refaat (Egypt), Dalia Carella (USA), Bevin Victoria (USA), Dalila of Cairo (Italy), Amir Thaleb (Argentina), Nesma (Spain), Lubna Emam (Egypt), Colleena Shakti (USA), Gadea San Roman (Spain), Nathaniel (UK).
She has also trained with master teachers while in Attakkalari (India’s premier professional dance school) such as Clare from UK (ballet), Michel from France (contemporary) and Raam Kumar (Kalaripayattu).
Intrigued by other forms, Leena has actively has also explored Burlesque, Modern contemporary, Indian Classical forms (Kathak, Oddisi), American Tribal Style (ATS), Latin styles (Salsa, capoeira), Contact Improvisation and Physical Theatre.
Recent Solo Performances (International)
She performed internationally across New York, Boston, New Jersey and Egypt. Some recent solo performances include
- Bellydance Underground, Midway Cafe (Boston)
- Bushwick Burlesque (New York)
- Middle East Nightclub (Boston)
- La Reve (New York)
Recent Solo Works (India)
- Sunburn Music Festival – Goa, India
- Tribal Fest – Goa, India
- International Musical Production - HAIR (New Delhi, India)
- Delhi International Arts Festival (New Delhi, India)
- Jashn-e-Banjara – Bellydance Festival (New Delhi)
- HIPNOSIS – International Bellydance festival (Bangalore, India)
She teaches Bellydance Technique classes as well as Belly Fitness session across Mumbai, Delhi and Bellydance Moving Meditation in music and dance festivals.
- Aziza-Canada Aziza-Canada
- Cameila-Egypt Cameila-Egypt
- Dalila-Italy Dalila-Italy
- EBony QUalls-USA EBony QUalls-USA
- Farida Fahmy-Egypt Farida Fahmy-Egypt
- Khalid Mahmoud-Egypt Khalid Mahmoud-Egypt
- Lubna Emam-Egypt Lubna Emam-Egypt
- Mahmoud Reda-Egypt Mahmoud Reda-Egypt
- Nika Mlakar-SLovenia Nika Mlakar-SLovenia
- Nour-Russia Nour-Russia
- Silvia Salamanca-Spain Silvia Salamanca-Spain
- Tamar Bar-gil-Israel Tamar Bar-gil-Israel
- Tito-Egypt Tito-Egypt
- Anna Borisova-Russia Anna Borisova-Russia
- Mercedes Nieto-Hungary Mercedes Nieto-Hungary