LAYLA TAJ is an international Egyptian style belly dancer. She has conquered the many genres of the entertainment industry with worldly attainment and prestige. Born in Long Beach, New York, her journey in the performing arts began as a child. Layla's mother : a beauty queen GAPA (Miss Greece) and SAG actress/singer matriculated Layla in ballet classes at the Rockville Center Ballet Academy and in oriental dance when she was just nine years old. Dance training and classical piano indoctrination was part of Layla's itinerary on a daily basis.
Following her academics in school, Layla composed numerous music demos and acquired three major record deals. She was branded a successful recording artist landing her hit single on the Billboard chart. Her career set the high standard of artist professionalism early on in the Performing Arts but Layla longed to return to her first love " Dancing. "
Layla sought out the primary master teachers overseas, she was dedicated to learning the classical style of Egyptian Orientale .. She soon discovered top master teachers residing in Germany. Layla then emigrated to Europe and began seeking out classes with the top master teachers from Cairo such as Raqia Hassan, Mahmoud Reda and Mohammed Gadawwi. Mohammed Gadawwi met up with Layla one evening with her friend . He bluntly remarked " There are dancers and there are stars, Layla is a star ! ". This comment fueled her artistic impetus for years to come.
WHO IS THAT BEAUTIFUL DANCER ?
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Dr. Mo Geddawi,
Master Egyptian Teacher Choreographer
"There are dancers and there are stars, Layla is a star."
Mrs. Marcy Hunt,
"Your performance was the highlight of the most important day of my life. Thank you Ms. Taj"
"My husbands surprise birthday bash was just incredible because of you Layla ! A million thanks! "