This is a page about poetry through dance.



Maria Grujicic

Dancer, voice artist, poet, educator

Concept: Poems That Dance -Dance to the words of a poem, Creation of a poem through dance

Main Courses: Tribal Fusion Emotionale, Dance theatre emotionale, Voice Lessons, Fusion Dance Creations, Writer’s Workshops

I have a teaching degree, specializing in music and 18 years teaching experience in schools internationally and Australia. During my university years, I joined a dance troupe and worked with Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop, Vogue and Theatrical dance performances. I also studied the drums.

In 2004 I learnt Manchegas dance, guitar and voice lessons (Albecate, Spain), Salsa (Madrid and London),

I discovered classical bellydance in 2008 in Frankfurt with Persian instructor Soraya, and explored other styles through workshops. In 2010 I discovered ATS, Gypsy Caravan, and Tribal Fusion through my friend, teacher and mentor Gala Yakovleva. I also assisted her with children’s performances.

During my time in Frankfurt I wrote and published many poems and stories for adults and children. I developed my concept, Poems That Dance.

In 2011 I joined the Darwin Dance Collective, a contemporary dance group and explored techniques with Jessica Devereux at Tracks Dance Company. I gave a workshop and created a poem through music and dance techniques with Dance Collective. I also joined a Bellydance Group and did workshops including Tribal Fusion.

In 2014 I studied Rachel Brice and Devi Mamack, and went to Deb Rubin and Kami Liddle workshops in Sydney’s Tribal Festival. I also did a writer’s workshop with Marianne Butler.

In 2015 I did various workshops at Festival Bellyfusions Paris, including Theatrical Bellydance, Contemporary, ATS, Gypsy Caravan, Hooping, and Dance Oriental Emotionale. I took a Flamenco and Ballet Class, and voice lessons with Broadway Actress Leila Valentino.

A special thank you to Anja Yakovleva who took the photo that I used to design the layout of Poems That Dance page, and a thank you to Sonja Sofia Yakovleva for the image that represents my artist’s name, Malena.
Comments and impressions are most welcome.
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  1. Wow! Talk about eye-catching! Love the way you’ve set up this page. Looking forward to joining the conversation!

  2. Happy New Year and all the very best for 2012
    Eric :-)

  3. Hey sis,you are nominated for Versatile Blogger Award.
    Check out here- http://njpoems.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/first-blogger-award/

  4. Hi Brother poet! Thank you! :)

  5. Thanks for the Facebook link!

  6. I have enjoyed your blog for some time… so I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a WordPress Family Award.

    See the link below.


    Brad Clark
    Open Eyes


    • Hi Brad! A sincere thank you, and feel honored that you nominated my blog, as there are so many wonderful blogs out there. Thank you for inviting me into your WordPress Family! :) I will visit soon- after your nomination I started writing again last night, after so long. I wrote a poem.

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