Traditional dance & music for well-being


Simona Jovic
(The Dances of Joy Founder)

Originate from the Balkans, Simona Jovic is an internationally acclaimed first source dance artist, choreographer, and Actor's studio trained actress.

She conducted years of anthropological researches in the field, immersing herself in traditional, spiritual, and healing music and dance celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals in the Eastern world and across the globe. And she has been sharing her discoveries, knowledge, and experience in performances, seminars, workshops, and conferences all over the world for the past 20 years.

She performed in venues such as Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels), Institut du monde Arabe (Paris), Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (New Delhi), Auditorium BAnQ (Montreal), Teatro colonial (Buenos Aires), and many others. She has also organized dozens of cultural dance trips in India, Armenia, Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Tunisia, Nothern Macedonia etc.

"When you dance and really let go, a magical process happens in your body. A huge amount of energy is set in motion, it sweeps away blockages, old memories, unexpressed frustrations, and restores the balance.

It may take time and repetition, but it always happens. And there is nothing else you need to do, you don't have to visualize, decide, participate intellectually in any way. All it takes is your body and its movement."

Simona Jovic