Founded in 1986, in Romania, together with the first Fantastic dance troupe, the Fantastic Art dance company runs under the guidance of the two choreographers, Gelu Baciu and Daniela Baciu. The dance school courses are divided into different categories: -ballet; -breack dance; -street dance; -jazz.
The work and dedication of the coaches, the ambition and perseverance of the students have contributed over the years to the fame of our school, crowned every year with important awards. Participation in national competitions, winning the most prestigious awards, ensured us the place at the World Championships, so that, for the first time in school history, we represented Romania at the World Dance Trophy Venice in 2017, becoming world vice-champions. In 2018, children from Fantastic Art took the stage of the AKZENT Theater in Vienna, participating in the Vibe International contest, where they won the first place for the best group and Special Prize for best dancer, Roberto Denis Baciu. Also 2018 brought us the qualification for the “World Championships of Performing Art” in Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2019. Beyond that , the students won the 1st places at Dance World Cup and Spain Dance Open.
Fantastic Art Dance Company also organized 2 workshops with famous names like Orianna from Royal Family, Buddha Stretch, the first hip hop choreographer in the world and Lil Phil, and collaborated many times with theatres from our country.
The students of the Fantastic Art Company were also invited in various well-known TV shows in Romania.
World Dance Movement – The International Festival and Competition began with an idea to give dancers around the world a forum through which they can learn from and inspire each other both artistically and culturally.
The Founder and Artistic Director, Michèle Assaf, travelled the world extensively in her expansive career.
I was greatly inspired as I traveled to different countries and was fortunate enough to observe the way different cultures trained, their dance class etiquette, their professionalism, and their passion for this physical and emotional art form. My vision, with Desmond Richardson, was to create a safe space for dancers, choreographers, master teachers, artistic directors and designers to unite and share their culture and passion for the art of dance and movement under one umbrella. Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea with Desmond Richardson, we created the name and vision of World Dance Movement and here we are 10 years later! – Michele Assaf, Founder and Artistic Director – World Dance Movement
World Dance Movement is a leader in the international dance scene – a respected source for bridging cultures through dance. Join us as we grow World Dance Movement worldwide and create new events in the world’s most fascinating countries.
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