Melissa Gamal is an award-winning dancer based in Toronto. Her authentic movement style and elegant musical interpretation have made her a beloved Raqs Sharqi artist in Canada and abroad. As an experienced instructor, her classes and workshops are sought after for her attention to technique as well as her knowledge of historical and cultural contexts. Melissa has been invited to teach and perform across Canada, the USA, and in Egypt. She believes in being a "forever student" and also travels regularly to Egypt for her own personal studies, to bring the most informed and up-to-date instruction to her classes.