Petra Satine Cífková
Oriental dance totally stunned me from the first moment and I am very happy that it has become an essential part of every pleasant day in my life for several years. Even as a child I liked to dance. I tried to create various dancing routines imagining that maybe someday I'll conquer the dancing world in some famous dance group. These dreams have shattered, (as well as the glory of Janet Jackson, at whose songs I had danced) but my love to dance remained. Since childhood I attended artistic gymnastics, through which I gained quite good physical training, and even here my favourite discipline was always Floor exercise, because besides few artistic tricks, there was a big part of the dancing.
About ten years later, in 2003, I began attending oriental dance classes in Brno at Maya’s studio and I immediately realized that this kind of activity can always charge me with positive energy and good mood. I think that is why I completely fell for bellydancing and I eventually began performing and subsequently also teaching.
Between 2006 - 2009 I joined the dance company of Layla Abdel and had the opportunity to participate in the oriental show "Desert Rose". Besides Layla’s classes, which substantially influenced my dancing development, I also attended oriental dance courses of Šárka Martináková, flamenco courses, and continuously educated in seminars at many Czech and foreign lecturers, in which I still continue.
In 2010, I began to attend classes of Eglal. Her approach to dance very inspires and motivates me, therefore it is a great honour to pass the love to dance to other people under the head of her amazing studio.
In early 2012, my dream came true and I won the Bellydance Evolution audition and performed as one of the dancers at this prestigious international show in Hanover. Later in 2012, I was lucky enough to win the competition for Drumsolist of a year at Aiwa! Festival in České Budějovice, and at the Prague Orient Connection festival I won the Queen of Raks Sharki Competition.