A pioneer in the Champagne region in France, where she has become very popular for over fifteen years, Houria Gauzelin introduced and developed oriental dance Raks Sharky. Passionate, innovative, dynamic, she is always looking for femininity and originality, that she transmits to her 200 students. Her travels in France and abroad have been very educational, gave a new dimension of dance and helped develop her own style, more diverse, original and mixed. Houria who is native from Algeria is also developing a tribal and folk dances, traditional Maghreb, Touareg, Debkke Lebanese, Bollywood and Tribal.
She is art director and leader of “ La compagnie des orientales en couleur ” her bellydancing company that she created in 2003 and wich performs in many festivals in France or abroad , Amsterdam ,Venice, Roma, Dublin, Yalta (Ukrainia) , Bonn , Greece ……
Houria was formed by international famous master teachers and choregraphs of oriental dance such as Reda Mahmoud (Egypt), Horacio Ciefuentes (Germany), Amir Thaleb (Argentina), Raqia Hassan (Egypt) , Mo Gaddawi …… and she has completed a diploma in France federal sportscaster that allowed her to acquire anatomical knowledge and pedagogy courses.
She also works with the group of Egyptian musicians “Etoiles du Nil” in Paris with whom she performed at the Arab World Institute in Paris. For five years she has been organizing and leading the festival “Stars of the Orient” in Reims, France with her company in which she’s inviting many international stars of oriental dance, Aladdin El Kholy, Wael Mansour, Mahdi Emara, Mercedes Nieto, Irina Popova and Alexey Parashuck …… and each edition is a great success !
“The belly dancing was not born in cabarets but in temples and in the heart of women. It is an ancient art to the glory of women. “ I share my passion with all who wish to discover this art. I feel like a bridge between my culture of origin and western culture. During a show I try to make the spirits of spectators travel and escape.