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Body Voices 2016: Reimagining Culture, Community and Politics, NYU Abu Dhabi’s inaugural academic dance conference, took place 18-19 November 2016. It was organized by Attitude Dance Society (ADS), the student dance group at NYU Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi’s Office of Student Life, Theater Program, Arts Center, and Institute.
The main features of the conference will be academic presentations by international speakers, workshops in various dance genre including contemporary and ballet, panel discussions, and student showcase. Light refreshments (but not meals) will be provided throughout the conference.


Focusing on the Middle Eastern region today, Body Voices 2016 will explore movement and migration in relation to dance.
We are going to hear about the speakers’ journeys as scholars, dancers and professionals through geographical space and how this movement has shaped their choreography and understanding of dance. The conversation will revolve around how dance has and continues to influence individual and collective identities, the crossing of cultures, and the blending of dance styles.


      Fantasia Ballet / Abu Dhabi/, under the Patronage of UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth & Community Development, present Ballet Gala Programme ‘ East-West Rhapsody ‘ /Symphony of Desert/, on January, 6 , 2014, at the stage of National Theatre, Abu Dhabi.

      All programme creating and organizing by Mrs. Svetlana Al Neyadi, Founder, Balletmaster and Director of Fantasia Ballet- First UAE Youth ballet ensemble. Ballet Gala “ East – West Phapsody “ will highlight Exclusive Choreography by Mrs. Svetlana Al Neyadi, including mini-ballet “ Mascarade”, classical suite “ Four seasons “, modern mini-ballet “ Symphony of Desert “ and other exiting choreography, which will be perfoming for you all special ballet evening by Fantasia Ballet/ Abu Dhabi/, with leading soloist Mrs. Alia Al Neyadi, and our special Guests Ballet Stars- Pisarev Ballet /Ukraine/.

      Fantasia Ballet will be proud and happy to see You among our audience on January, 6 , 2014, at the National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, at 7pm.

      Entrance Free , With best wishes for coming New Year, for the health and happiness for You and your family, for the World Peace !


                               Mrs. Svetlana Al Neyadi

                      Director and Balletmaster of Fantasia Ballet, Abu Dhabi and all team of Fantasia Ballet







      Fantasia Ballet is celebrating its 15th anniversary next month and invites you to an exclusive Ballet Gala Evening - Tribute to the Nation’ in collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine. The two hour spectacular show will present Abu Dhabi audiences with a thrilling performance choreographed by Svetlana Al Neyadi, featuring Fantasia Ballet, UAE’s First Ballerina Alia Al Neyadi and the international ballet stars from Pisarev Ballet, Ukraine. The highlights of the evening will be a specially choreographed segment celebrating the philosophy and heritage of the Emirates. The evening will also feature a one-of-a-kind mini-ballet called Maskarade directed and choreographed by Svetlana Al Neyadi where the First UAE Youth ballet- Fantasia Ballet will perform together for one professional piece alongside the stars from the Pisarev Ballet. Other exciting performances of the evening with include a famous classical ballet variations by Pisarev Ballet and a special choreography on Ukrainian folk music-Gopak created by Svetlana Al Neyadi. Don’t miss this unique evening of ballet at the National Theatre, Abu Dhabi this December 29, show starts at 7pm.








Donetsk_2    Fantasia Ballet Abu Dhabi were represent UAE delegation at 9th International Festival of Youth Ballet Perfomances ‘’Gran-Pax’’ in Ukraine, Donetsk, March 30- April 1, 2012.  This Unique Festival of Ballet Art become truly important and inspiring part of Fantasia Ballet artistic life and highlight projects for the past two years ( since 2010), and professional achievements. During 2010-2011, Fantasia Ballet were gradually ‘’polishing’’ their professional level of ballet technique, and this hard work was rewarding, reflecting in prestigious titles- Laureate of 7th and 8th International Festival of Ballet ‘’Gran-Pax’’.  Year 2012- follow high standart of first youth UAE ballet- Fantasia Ballet, reflect in Diploma Title of LAUREAT of 9th INTERNATIONAL  FESTIVAL of BALLET ‘’GRAN-PAX’’.  Invitation for this prestigious International Festival, since 2010, Fantasia Ballet recived from artistic director of Pisarev Ballet (Ukraine), People’s artist of Ukraine, Worldclass artist of Ballet Art - Mr. V. Pisarev, who’s name in a world of ballet synonym of disctinctive professional heights and inspiration for innumerable young artists of ballet around the world. 

    9th International Festival ‘’Gran-Pax’’ united in stage of Donetsk State Theatre of Opera and Ballet around 400 young ballet talents from different countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Japan, UAE, Norway and others. FESTIVAL was organized by People’s artist of Ukraine , Mr. V. Pisarev, under the patronage of Ukraine President’s wife, Mrs. L.Yanukovich, and continue to be Exclusive and Unique of Its kind in the world.  Fantasia Ballet were presented during 9th International Festival ‘’Gran-Pax’’ four pieces of choreography by Mrs. Svetlana Al Neyadi (director and balletmaster of Fantasia Ballet), named as;  - ‘’Arabian Desert Waves’’ ( an unique artistic ballet work of Fantasia Ballet Abu Dhabi and Pisarev Ballet Ukraine), ‘’Flamingo Song’’,  ‘’Arabian Fantasy’’, and special number for audience of Ukraine- ‘’ Colors of Ukraine’’ (Fantasia Ballet and Pisarev Ballet).    

    During 9th International Festival of Ballet ‘’Gran-Pax’’, Fantasia Ballet were perfomed in three different Theatre of ballet, involving  among prestigious ballet schools from Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Norway in GALA-evening of Ballet Art, including stage of Donetsk State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Ugledar Palace of Arts and Mapiupol Theatre of Arts. We woud like to say Special Thank you to Mr. V.Pisarev , members of Pisarev Ballet and all team of 9th International Festival ‘’Gran-Pax’’ for unforgettable moments, and for gave us, First UAE ballet - Fantasia Ballet such priviledge and opportunity be part of this great event and demonstrate our ballet perfoming work in such prestigious and famous worldwide Festival of Ballet art.  We are also proud and grateful for all support of UAE government in development of Ballet Art , Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage for all support for Fantasia Ballet - First UAE Youth Ballet, for believe in us, and it's Always Honor for Fantasia Ballet present UAE ballet art Internationally, in numbers of Festival of Ballet , Festival of Arts and other prestigious international events , reflecting Perfoming Arts. And we woud like send our best wishes and sympathies  for Pisarev Ballet Ukraine, ballet  of Japan, ballet  school of Norway, Russian ballet and others, who became our friends during 9th International Festival of Ballet ‘’Gran-Pax’’ in Donetsk, Ukraine, in the aim of International Culture exchange and Global Peace and Frienship.









    On February,18,2012, Fantasia Ballet, Abu Dhabi, perfomed in FEELINGS -2012 - an unique, exclusive first of it's kind Talent Show for Youth, aiming to unite youth of Emirates ''across race, colour and cread whilst bringing them together on one stage''- (Gulf Today news).  in the same ''Gulf Today''- ''the cross-cultural platform has seen auditions from over 87 groups and institutions, from among whom the 15 best have been selected to showcase their skills in dance and music with an aim to garner the title of being the best in the country. Alia Al Neyadi, UAE's first ballerina and her team from Abu Dhabi Fantasia Ballet will enthral the audience...''. FEELINGS 2012 being orginized by talented young people in aid of Rashid Paediatric Therapy Center for children with special needs.  Such high Aim truly inspired Fantasia Ballet to perform in FEELINGS 2012. We are also very proud that Fantasia Ballet, Abu Dhabi  were choosen the ONLY ONE youth ballet ensemble across UAE who performed among that 15 Best groups of Final Gala- consert on February, 18.2012 at the stage of Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Center. Choreography composition ''Sirtaki'' by Mrs. Svetlana Al Neyadi (director and balletmaster of Fantasia Ballet), highlight the FEELINGS 2012 with classical ballet tecnique, beatiful music and lot's of smiles and joy. ''We are proud to be part of such unique inspiring event like FEELINGS 2012''- Mrs. Svetlana Al Neyadi comment, reciving Diploma of FEELINGS 2012, first UAE youth talent show.





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