Claire and Lou
Lou (left) and Claire are sisters and come as a team. They are a great asset on the Farida Dance souk stall, both friendly, fun and always happy to help. Such a shame they live so far away, but we still meet up as much as possible
Lou says: She began dancing in the early 2000s is currently a dancer with London based Johara dance company. She is always seeking for new inspirations and with her creative partner Itsumi she has performed some initiative (and frankly bonkers) fusion pieces. She first went to Cairo in 2010 and can’t wait to go back. It was after this trip that she was asked to join the London based Farida crew.
Star sign: Aries
Loves: Horror Films, real ale & cocktails
Claire says: She started dancing in the early 2000s after seeing an advert for classes in a local newspaper – she danced for several years as part of Badra Bellydance but has since retired from performing. As a former dancer she understands the art form and its costuming. She is a regular supporter of the London Bellydance Community and is a regular Gothla attendee.
Star sign – Aquarius.
Likes – The Great British Countryside, craft ales, theatre, history, hiking, food and friendship.
Dislikes – Aniseed and rudeness.