WELCOME to the Ginger City! 

I'm Ranya Renée, New York City-based stage presence coach, international bellydancer, and instructor of dance, yoga (200-hour-certified), Pilates, and Barre fitness. 

I have a passion for helping others to build effective stage presence, whether it's in person or online, and I love following the ins and outs of power dynamics in presenting. I'm obsessed with all the little details of what makes the mind tick and the body move, with the goal of building physical and mental confidence that can extend to all areas of one's life. I feel lucky to be able to bring it all together in my eclectic work as a teacher and coach.

I've traveled the world teaching, performing, and presenting at big conferences... and I still enjoy keeping it real by teaching classes at my local YMCA. I'm multilingual, with a background in acting, directing, and comedy, and a master's degree in cognitive psychology. I'm the founder of the Breathwork for Performance stage-presence method for dancers, the Bring Your Best! performance coaching program, and the Ginger City online membership programs. I also run a free, community-oriented Facebook group for dancers and movers: those on the physical path to happiness and personal strength.

Here at the GC you'll find my stage presence programs, coaching for teachers and performers, Egyptian dance and cultural programming, cognitive exploration for performers, recorded classes, material for performers and teachers, interesting guest presenters, and in-depth discussion.

Please sign up for the e-mail list on the form below to participate in the discussion with me and to learn about free Ginger City Community Facebook Live talks and other programs!

**IMPORTANT**: Be sure to click on the confirmation link in the email you get sent after you submit the form! (You need to "double-opt-in" for this list, otherwise it will not add you and you won't get any emails from us!!!! Try again to sign up, if you don't get an email soon after.) 

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

MOVING IT Online is something I'm offering now for dance and fitness teachers in these challenging times, if you are looking for resources to help you ramp up fast (and right) online. CLICK HERE for more information and to join.

Interested in the Ginger City membership a la carte programs? See below for courses you can join now. Join the general GC email list below so you can receive updates when more individual courses and bundles become available.

You can currently sign up for:
Raise Your Stage Presence
(active now, with webinar recording for you to watch, and discussion in the course club in the community forum area)

Bring Your Best! performance coaching series for dancers of all styles preparing for performances or competitions (join till March 31, 2020, there are just 4 spaces left)

Join our free Ginger City Facebook group for Facebook Live talks and dance teaching demos, a bit of inspiration, and announcements!
Happy dancing!        -Ranya Renée