Esraa Warda

Esraa Warda is New York’s emerging dance artist and educator specializing in Algerian & Moroccan traditional dance forms. A child of the Algerian diaspora, Warda is a cultural warrior advocating for the representation & preservation of North African women-led dance traditions and the decolonization of euro-centricity, orientalism, and patriarchy in dance. Featured in VOGUE Arabia, Al Jazeera +, and The Metric, Warda has collaborated with renowned artists such as Khadija el Warzazia of Bnat el Houariyat, Cheikha Rabia, Cheikha Hadjla, and Yacine Boulares. Her performances and workshops have trailblazed their way across institutions and performance venues around the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa.