Tarik Sultan is one of the World’s best known pioneers of male Oriental Dance,(Belly Dancing). He began his formal training in the dance 1985. In addition to classes, he spent countless hours in the Dance Research Library at Lincolin Center trying to learn as much as he could about the dance, its history and the culture from which originated. In 1988 he traveled to Egypt for the first time and observed the dance in its native homeland, allowing him to distinguish the truth about it as versus many of the popular myths that were created about it in the media.
Inspired by his travels, Tarik began teaching his first class in the early '90's, trying hard to convey all that he had learned and observed. Over the years his talent and dedication to the art had earned him a reputation as a dynamic performer, and gifted, inspiring teacher and choreographer. He has taught many successful seminars across the nation as well as internationally in The UK, Japan, Australia, Trinidad and Argentina. Some of Tarik’s international performance credits include the Jerusalem Festival, the Dar America Assoc in Marakech Morocco and Alexandria Egypt. In 2003 he became one of the first male dancers to perform at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival in Cairo, Egypt. Other credits include the United Nations, Lincolin Center and The Museum of Natural History.
Tarik hold the distinction of being the only male dancer to be featured in the top venues in New York City such as Casbah Rouge, Mehenata Bulgarian Bar, Babylon, Horus, The Habibi Lounge and Feluca. From 2003 to 20014 he was the premier dance at LeSouk in NYC. He continues to teach regular weekly class in NYC, The Bronx and Jersey City. You can catch him in person every other Saturday at 1001 Nights in Brooklyn NY and he is available for private lessons, parties and workshops upon request.
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