UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
HER MAJESTY QUEEN RANIA AL ABDULLAH
TEACHER SKILLS
FORUM 2020

Rania Kamhawi

Rania holds a Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) from the Royal Academy of Dance in the UK. She founded the first internationally recognized ballet school in Jordan. She specializes in classical ballet techniques and principles for the development of traditional folklore and the revival of local heritage but in a contemporary form. Kamhawi was the choreographer for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, for the musical “Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales” and was the art director and choreographer of “Fusion”, a Jordanian/Finnish Choreographic interchange. In 1998, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship as a Scholar in Residence at the University of South Dakota, and she represented Jordan in the American Dance Festival upon an invitation by USIS as an international choreographer. She was also awarded the ballroom dancing gold medal from the UK and she speaks four languages: Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.