Ep 164. Tommy King: The Importance of Charisma For Dance Performers

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Hatem Hamdy, also known as Tommy King, is a real showman! His unique and colorful style makes him a sought after teacher and dancer around the world. He started his professional career with skating. Between the age of 20 to 25 he worked as a coach-assistant in the "Sham's" club and later as a coach for mature students. He has earned 14 times the first prize for skating in Egypt, and won the second prize at the "African World" competition continuously for 5 years. He loved the idea of mixing oriental dance with skating, but eventually he took the direction of oriental dance, and started working in Cairo in famous hotels, ships and clubs. Tommy King designs his colorful and unique costumes, and his charisma and style make him one of the famous artists in the Egyptian and International festival scene.

In this episode you will learn about:

- Transitioning from professional skating career to full-time dancing

- Secrets of successful performances on stage

- How Tommy King prepares right before going on stage

- Being a male dancer in Egypt

- Teaching classes online

Show Notes to this episode:

Find Tommy King on Instagram, and FB. His intensive page is available here.

Follow Iana on Instagram, FB, and Youtube . Check out her teaching platform: the Iana Dance Club. New YouTube show “Artist Date” is available HERE.

Podcast: www.ianadance.com/podcast

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