Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer,
Mother, Friend in Need
“The Luna Story”
Luna Yatsula is a very talented Middle Eastern dancer whose captivating performances are full of drama and emotion. She also performs Flamenco and “Gypsy Arabic Fusion” dances. Originally from Toronto, since 1999 she has been based between Lebanon and Spain. In this time, her spectacular career has taken her to 5 continents and 20 countries and some of the worlds most prestigious festivals, theatres and luxury hotels.
She has performed at: The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai, The Sheraton Hotel in Bahrain, The Al Bustan Palace in Sultanate of Oman, Le Meridien in Goa, India, and the opulent Bourj Al Araba in Dubai, the world’s only seven star hotel. The UNESCO Palace Theatre in Beirut, Lebanon with Jose Fernandez and Wadia Safi ~ The Mediterraneo Fusion Festival in Byblos, Lebanon with Demis Russos – Bombay Film Festival in India with Dilhi Mehendi- The Festival de la Luna Mora,
in Malaga, Spain with the Orchestra Nacional de Tetuan- The International Dance Festival in Madrid, Spain- El Teatro del Campo del Principe in Granada, Spain- The Official 2001 New Year’s Gala in Lagos, Nigeria – Lebanese Embassy Cultural Week in Sanaa, Yemen- among others. As well, she was featured in gala concerts with star Arabic singers: Najwa Karam, Amer Diab, Kadhim Saher, Ragheb Aleme, Wael Kfoury and Assi Halani. She has also appeared in numerous video clips, and TV shows. In 1996 she danced the film “Heaven Before I Die” starring the legendary Omar Sharrif and in 2001 she performed at the Inauguration of Zein TV in Dubai which was broadcast live via satellite to 28 countries! All this (and much more) while successfully operating her own dance school in Granada, Spain.
As an instructor, Luna is a very sought after, and has taught repeat, sold-out workshops in Canada, Spain, Lebanon, India, Mexico, UK and Dubai. She is known as a sincere and generous teacher who focuses on, expression, musicality and individuality. Luna works with students not only to improve technique and skill but to tap into their inner spirit and get to the art and soul of the dance.
For several years now, Luna has been fighting a deadly form of cancer. Despite this, she remains a teacher of renown in the Ottawa Area.