Dance Bio


Asmaa Zafeera (Angelica) is the founder of Desert Jasmin school of dance.

Dance Training:

Angelica's interest for an Arabic dance started from the time of her holiday to Tunisia in June 2006. After her return to UK she started a beginners' class with Chris Could in autumn 2006 and still learns the art of Egyptian dance with most recognised UK teachers such as Jo Wise and Charlotte Desorgher. Angelica is also a member of Chris' dance company 'Egyptianize'. 

Throughout these years Angelica attended a number of workshops with some of the best known teachers of the bellydance in the world: Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmy, Raqia Hassan, Fifi Abdou, Yousry Sharif, Aida Noor, Randa Kamel, Lubna Eman, Mohammed Kazafy, Leila Haddad,  Yasmina of Cairo, Beata & Horacio Sifuentes, Magdy el-Leisy, Aziza of Montreal, Jillina, Tatiana Nour, Elena Ramazanova, Alexey Ryaboshapka, Katia Eshta, Tito and Jim Boz.

Angelica is a qualified JWAAD Teacher. The JWAAD teaching diploma is recognised as being the most thorough and comprehensive course available in UK for those interested in teaching bellydance.


Solo work has included dancing at dance parties (Haflas), showcases and Gala-shows  in UK, Egypt, Russia and Germany, participation in the number of dance competitions in UK, Russia, Ukraine and Latvia. Currently Angelica is also performing as a member of the troupe 'Egyptianize'.  Angelica is also a regular dancer at monthly showcase 'Arabesque Nights' at The Gunnersbury, in Chiswick, London.