Review of Aszmara’s Baltimore Workshop:

April 2005 Hip Circle E-Zine for  an Interview with Neon!

May/June 2004 issue of Habibi magazine for a review of Aszmara's workshop

Habibi (vol. 21) for a review of Dance Stretch & Hip Energy

“Life Time” in Venus Uprising ’09   - Brian Lin

~ May 11 - 13, 2007    Aszmara went to California for her first time and loved it!  Thanks Sahra Saeed and Angelika Nemeth!  (And lovely Artemis Mourat who started the ball rolling...) |

~Saturday & Sunday, March 26 -28 2010

Quebec’s Tribally Yours Festival

A Weekend of Workshops & Concert

Past Events 2014/15

~June 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011  New Rochelle Opera Company’s Production of Aida, La Traviata & Turandot Choreography by Aszmara

Aida Dancers:  Christine, Alimah, Aszmara, Marrakesh & Elaine

La Traviata Dancers:  Elaine, Jude, Lance &  Christine & the mystery choreographer

Turandot Dancers: Jude, Gina, Marrakesh, Joe, Christine, Elaine, Jen & Jen-Jen

Die Fledermaus Dancers:  Christine Jude and Gina

Events & Workshops

Studio de Danse Marthyna

206 rue Principale suite 001

Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec

J3N 1M7

Yes, I have finally joined the Facebook gang - you can visit my page and see reviews of workshops and some videos on my wall


Theatrical Belly Dance Conference

Associate Director of Curated Concerts New York Theatrical Belly Dance Conference 2013

For over 15 years in Switzerland, I taught Weeklong Workshops -  magical times with beautiful growth in the participants and teacher as women and dancers.

In this Weekend Retreat we feel the music in ourselves with

Morning Meditations at the water’s edge,

Movement Exploration in the open air, Dance Games,

Dance Classes, Dance Free Night and Hafla with Live Music!

We are in the Fonrose House - Look at their website

Aszmara, a teacher of teachers and a master at her craft, has vast knowledge and experience in technical and performance skills.  Clarity in teaching difficult choreograpy while maintaining a sense of fun leads to ease in learning readily accessible material and an enjoyable experience for all.

An Internationally Renowned Master Teacher, Seminar Instructor and Performer who is praised for her work with both Innovative or Traditional Choreography, has a full range of material in Turkish Style, Classic Oriental, Expressions with Props,

Rhythm & Percussion, Improvisation & Performance Skills.

For Bookings, Please contact Aszmara via


photo by Brian Lin

Atelier Orientale

~Sunday, June 19th 2011

Anahid Sofian Studio presents

Multi-Media Event featuring

rare dance videos and performances

What a great time and wonderful learning experience we had during the NYC Intensive this September.  Percussionist Mal Stein said,  “Every dancer should take this course!”

Camp Vacamas in West Milford, NJ was the site of  our adventures in Folktours Music and Dance last year and we HAD a BALL!  Inspiration was everywhere with Teachers taking classes with Teachers, Musicians playing for our classes, spontaneous music all over the campsite and great shows with teachers and students dancing to live music! 

photo By M. Bonadonna -

Festival of the Nile, Orlando

Fun in the Florida sun with dancers I love in Miami.  Thanks Kira & Kahreen

Quote from the weekend....“Be who you not aarrrrh”

Thanks to Columbia University Bellydance 
The 6th Annual Middle Eastern Dance Conference! 
Special guests Ranya Renee and Aszmara
Sunday, November 10th 2013 
Performance including CU Bellydance, guest troupes from the East Coast including Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Stonybrook, and Rutgers
Had a great time at Moody Street Circus with Melina and the Massachusets crowd!
Looking forward to being with you again in Fall 2014 !
So far this year, I had fun Performing & Teaching at:

New York Theatrical Belly Dance Conference
Boston Workshop Weekend sponsored by Belly & Soul Productions
Performing at JeBon with Rayhana & Kaeshi
in Media, PA for Najia’s Red Tent Event & Workshops

~July 23rd &~ July 26th ~ 
We had such fun at The Cupping Room  & New Rochelle Public Library 
Aszmara and the great music of 
Souren Baronian, Robert Boghosian and Mal Stein 
We had a great time - thanks for sharing  the joy.  

Here’s What’s Next!

Djam at JeBon
~Tuesday, November 1st
8 - 10 pm

Aszmara's Master Class Series 
1st Saturdays of the Month
~ 3:00 - 6:00 pm

~Saturday, November 5th
Thrilling Zilling
Exciting Entrances

~Saturday, December 3rd
Thrilling Zilling
Drum Solo Blast

Must Pre-Register! 
$50.00 Fee Pre-Paid one week prior
~ $55 at Door  
Anahid Sofian Studio, 29 W. 15th St., NY, NY
Workshop Limited to 15 Participants
Register:  Aszmara via facebook Aszmara Sherry, or 914.318.8605 

Annual New Rochelle Library Performance with Souren Baronian, Mal Stein & Robert Boghosian

Las Cuevas photo by Lina Jang

Events that touched my heart...

"Be The Music"

Dancers praise Aszmara's signature workshop stating that

it has changed how they view and feel their connection to dancing. 

With Insights into Music and Movement, Aszmara never fails to lead

dancers into finding new nuances in the Mind, Body and Spirit of Dance.

Najia’s Red Tent Night & Workshops

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