Born in Sao Paulo Brazil in a community fully integrated
with Middle Eastern Culture, she started to dance at the
age of 8 years old. Encouraged by her two professional dancing
sisters, Serena began with Ballet and Modern dance and of
course her homegrown tradition, the Brazilian Samba.
learnt with her sisters and all the top teachers and dancers,
Serena became one of the youngest professional dancers in
the whole of Brazil at the age of fifteen, and was performing
nightly in many of the top clubs and restaurants and was
in constant demand as the light of many functions and weddings.
In 1996, Serena was spotted by Hossam Ramzy,
the world's leading Egyptian dance teacher, percussionist,
composer and world music artist who invited her to join
his troupe of dancers and featured her on his CD covers
and on stage. It was only a matter of a few months when
Serena became Hossam's partner in dance and life. They have
been married since 1997.
The last few years have the
most educational years in Serena's life, she has been learning
very closely with Hossam all the finer details of the Middle
Eastern music and dance, living between Egypt and the UK,
learning what can't be taught by a foreigner to the culture,
that is first hand experience. This is what makes her who
she is today.
To date, the dynamic duo have been touring the
world, dancing, performing and teaching together reaching
audiences and students from the five continents. With Hossam's
renowned authentic style and Serena's magnificent feel and
natural expression of the music, they became the most sought
after duet worldwide. Their performances vary from classical
to traditional folklore to Baladi (Urbanized Folklore) to
modern improvised dance to improvised live shows with his
Egyptian ensemble that features the top professional virtuoso
musicians from Egypt, capturing the hearts and imagination
of audiences all over the world.
Hossam & Serena have spearheaded the very first
national dance performance by women in the history of the
Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, commissioned by the top authority
of the country to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their