BWW Dance TV Interviews: Fadi J. Khoury

Fadi J. Khoury, who serves as FJK Dance Company's Artistic Director, choreographer and principal dancer, connects Argentinean tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance in an innovative contemporary dance setting.

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Fadi moved to Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 13. His father, Joseph Khoury, was the Artistic Director of the National Iraqi Ballet and an award-winning choreographer. Fadi grew up surrounded by the folkloric, authentic music and dance of the Arab world. Inspired by his father's career, Fadi became attracted to the Western classical world of music and ballet.

Fadi Khoury danced and toured throughout the Middle East and North Africa, moving to the U.S. in 2009. He has since danced with Caracalla Dance Theatre at the Kennedy Center, received a scholarship to further his classical ballet and modern dance training at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and has collaborated and danced professionally with choreographers such as Earl Mosley, Elisa Monte, Venti Petrov and Edward Simon. He also toured the U.S. and Latin America with NY2Dance.

Khoury's diverse career included serving as Lead Instructor dancer/choreographer for Arthur Murray Dance Center in New York City. His top teacher awards and world record standings from Arthur Murray International gave him the versatility to create his original dance methodology. "I dove into the ballroom world and found great inspiration in the style and depth of the movement and how it creates connection. My aim is always to 'make a connection' whatever the technique."

Fadi began FJK Dance in 2014, using his diverse dance background to create his own movement and dance methodology.

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