FJK Dance

FJK Dance

 

Born in Iraq and raised in Lebanon, Fadi grew up with the folkloric music and dance of the Arab world. He was inspired from an early age by his father who was the Artistic Director of the National Ballet in Baghdad – Iraq. Fadi trained in classical ballet, Ballroom, and folklore dance, professionally danced, and toured the Middle East and North Africa with Caracalla Dance Theater and Al Rahbani musical theater from Lebanon. In 2009, Fadi moved to New York City where he received a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater studying classical ballet and Modern dance, and in parallel, worked as a ballroom instructor and professional competitive dancer at the Arthur Murray International receiving top instructor awards and rankings. In 2014 He founded FJK Dance where visual art meets contemporary dance in performance and community outreach programs, focusing on the impact of art on mental health in collaboration with the behavioral health department at NYC + Hospitals // Kings County in Brooklyn NY, becoming their first Artist in residence since 2018.