International Belly Dance artist from Germany. Professional instructor and performer.
From childhood on Eva was always interested in dance and foreign culture. Born and raised in Munich /Germany her first experience with Oriental Dance was when she came into contact with Greek folk dance and Tsiftetelli the Greek variation of Belly Dance. Her enthusiasm and dedication soon led her to the source of Belly Dance. She took classes in the Arabic original the Raks Sharki from Egypt. Relatively soon her passion for Belly Dance became her profession. She organised her own stage shows for example 1997 Orient for Kids the very first Oriental Show for children throughout Germany. This was also produced on video. Her international dance and teaching career has taken her to several countries such as Austria, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Switzerland, Morocco, Tunisia, Croatia, Greece and India. She was married to an Egyptian dancer for six years. During this time she lived and breathed the dance, the culture and the traditions of Egypt.
2003 Eva discovered Bollywood Dance and the Indian culture. On stage shows she loves to do exciting crossovers between Indian and Oriental dance. Her biggest love is and will remain Oriental Belly Dance. For more than 30 years now she performs and teaches this very feminine dance. Her experience and proficiency has made her a very popular artist. With her sensual, expressive and sophisticated way of Belly Dance she conveys to her audience the joy which she feels herself when she is dancing.
My teachers and mentors
social education – kindergarten teacher (Fachakademie für Sozialpädagogik, Munich / Degree in Social Work)
education in children dance pedagogy – workshops for Creative Dance and Movement for children´s dance (Rhythmikon Munich, Hasting Studio Munich, Ivanson Munich)
Oriental Dance Education – initially in Zentrum für Orientalischen Tanz in Munich (Ludmilla Schubauer, Birgit Faschinger, Ehab Atia/Egyptian folk dance), later with numerous international teachers (Aiman Attia, Aida Nour and more).
Bollywood education – beginning with self study, later several Teachers like Saroj Khan and others
Classical Indian Dance – Odissi „Guru Devaprasad Das Style“ with Gudrun Märtins (Hamburg), Sangeeta Dash (India) and Aneesh Raghavan (India); Kuchipudi with Sandra Chatterjee (Munich/India); Kathak „Rohini Bhate Style“ with Carolin Dassel (Munich) and Neelima Adhye (India)
Eva also learned many non-oriental dances for example: Rock n’ Roll and Boogie Woogie, Greek Folk dance, Tap dance, Hula, and others. In addition she took lessons in singing.
Eva – the Belly Dancer and Bollywood performer
She dances and has danced in restaurants, theater, at birthday parties, company parties, children parties, weddings, trade fairs, private and public events and for television.
Here is a small selection of a long series of performances:
Belly Dance Performances in Germany:
Hotel Sheraton / Night Club Amazonas (Munich), Dorinthhotel (Bad Brückenau), Feinkost Käfer (Munich), Restaurant Arabesk Munich, privat parties for the Maharaja of Udaipur (in Hechendorf), Restaurant Antaliya Ingolstadt, Tollwood – 2003 Caravanserei, 2004 Shisha Bar, (Munich), Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich – 1998 Gastronomenball, 1996 for a Prince of the house El Saud/Saudi Arabia, Bavaria Film – Asterix movie set presentation of the computer game „Prince of Persia“, Zirkus Krone – Boxing world championship lightweight 2002, Stadtteiltage Schwanthaler Höhe 2002 Munich, 1. Informationsbörse für Frauen des Bundesministeriums/ Federal Ministery für Frauen und Jugend (Dachau), Gasteig Black Box and Carl Orff Saal, IKB Bank München, firm MDTV Restaurant Samara Oriental Munich, Kulturdult Mai 2006 am Georg Freundorf Platz (Munich), Disco P1 München, Bürgerfest Geisenfeld 2006, „Lange Sauna Nacht“ Erdinger Therme (Erding near Munich), See-Cafe Westpark – Greek Night 2008 (Munich), Restaurant Shalimar Dachau, 2001 „Fantastischer Februar“ public libraries Munich, Camel Race Flying Mehris Munich-Daglfing 2000, Seebühne Westpark Turkish-Greek friendship festival 2011 (Munich), Universal Children´s Day 2007, Festival of Culture (Herrsching) 2011, and many others
Austria: Salzburg – Hotel Dorinth, Innsbruck – trade fair, Kufstein – culture event, Croatia: Vir – private party, Spain: Ampuria Brava – Bar Valentinos, Turkey: Bodrum – Hotel Ikont, Hotel Mayflower, Morocco: Fez – private party, Tunisia: – Port el Kantaoui – private party, Switzerland: Zürich Theater Rigiblick, Greece: Lesvos – Cafe Cantina, Restaurant Mediterraneo, Hotel Blue Sky, private parties, India: Pondicherry/Tamil Nadu – Ocean Spray Beach Resort, Egypt: Luxor El Gezira Garden, Nile cruise boat in Asswan, and others
BR (Abendschau) 95
Kabel 1 (Bim bam bino) 96
tv.münchen (18:00h News) 97
Sat 1 (Talk – Jörg Pilawa) 2000
Pro7 (taff) 2012
Sat 1 movie (Bella) 2015
Own Show- and Videoproductions:
„1001 Trommelnacht“ (1993 with Ibrahim Abu Hassan and other im HAI / Munich)
„Faszination Ägypten“ (1995 Schlachthof in Munich / Co-Prod. StehliAttia/Atia)
„Orient for Kids“(1997 Kulturzentrum Gasteig in Munich)
„1. Orientalische Nacht Dachau“ (1998 ASV Bühne Dachau / Co-Prod. Stehli-Attia/Vhs-Dachau)
„Nile by Night“ (1999 Schiffsshow am Starnberger See / Co-Prod.Stehli-Attia/ Habib)
„Nile by Night“ (2000 Schiffsshow am Starnberger See / Co-Prod. Stehli-Attia/ Habib)
„Oriental Women`s Power“(2001-2004 in Rosenheim Kuko, Munich Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz, Vollmarhaus, Theater an der Leopoldstraße 17, Salzburg Szene, Karlsruhe Tollhaus, Weilheim Stadttheater, Zürich -Volkshaus / Co-Prod. EvaStehli-Attia/MonaHabib/Yoyo Kellerer
Moving Point Studio Shows Munich, Co-Produktion Eva Stehli-Attia/Mona Habib)
Oriental Parties (2005-2012 im Restaurant Arabesk Co-Produktion Eva Stehli-Attia/Mona Habib)
Tanztempel Studio Show – indische Abende (2006-2011 mit Gasttänzerin Gudrun Märtins / Odissi)
Tanztempel Bollywood- & Bauchtanzparties (2006 – 2011 Studio Tanztempel)
Participations on other oriental stage shows:
With group „Ghawasi“ Munich 89 – 92, Tanzpodium – Black Box/Gasteig Munich 93 / 1. Arabische Nacht Rosenheim 93 / Tanzprojekt – Dachau 94 / Oriental Surprise Gröbenzell 94 / Orientalische Impressionen 95 Gröbenzell / Benefit Gala – Unterschleißheim 96 / 1. Orient. Nacht Haar 96 / Pictures from the Orient – Carl-Orff-Saal Gasteig Munich 97 / 2. Orient. Nacht Moosburg 97 / Orient-Magazin Festival – Augsburg 2000, jubilee show 20 years Gasteig – Volkshochschule Munich – Black Box Munich 2005, Soiree Oriental Theater Rigiblick Zürich Schweiz 2005, Soiree Oriental – The Night of Munich Stars Unterschleißheim 2007, LaLa-Festival 2008 Munich 2008, Mona Habib 25 bewegte Jahre 2010, Traumfabrik Akademie 2010 Regensburg and others
Association for Indo-German Cooperation „GDIZ e.V.“ Divali 2010 (Munich), Museum of Ethnology Munich – Divali 2009, Restaurant Shalimar (Dachau), Restaurant Little India (Munich), Restaurant Ayurveda (Munich), Restaurant Taj Mahal (Dachau), private mehndi & wedding parties, Munich Mirchi Night – Oberanger Theater (Munich), Indyola Garten – Tollwood (Munich) 2008, Lala Festival, Theater Leo17 (Munich), studio shows and others
Eva – the dance teacher
From the beginning of her oriental dance career Eva has given lessons for women and because of her social background also for children. Beside her specialist subject the Oriental Dance (and oriental folk dance), she taught for eight years Greek folk dance, and since discovering of her passion for the Indian cinematic dance she also teaches Bollywood Dance.
She offers current classes, workshops and individual coaching.
From 2006 until 2011 Eva had her own dance studio Tanztempel in Munich
Eva is an instructor for the dance teacher certificate at the Federal Association for Oriental Dance
Since 1996 she also trains teachers of children dance classes. Annually she instructs these Dance Mistresses of Belly Dance in further techniques and skills. This successful workshop is attended by Children´s Dance Teachers from all over Europe.