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Surayya Raheem

Company Artist - 3rd year

Surayya Raheem is an artist born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She first began her dance experience at St. John Baptist Church where she ministered as a praise dancer under the group title ‘God’s Angels of Praise.’ Raheem is a graduate from Crowley High School, where she served as a member of the Crowley High School Talonettes as well as Thespian president of Crowley High School Theater. Here was where she discovered her passions for dance and theater. In 2023, Raheem obtained Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Science, alongside a minor in Dance from Texas Woman's University (TWU). While at TWU, she danced with various artists including Kourtney Surgent, Camila Holman, Asiyah Martin, Sarah Tran, and many others. She was also selected to perform in a work called Smoove choreographed by Guest Artist Abdel R. Salaam, the founder of Forces of Nature dance company based in Harlem, New York, with rehearsal direction of TWU dance professor Charmain Wells.

Raheem is a self-taught movement artist specializing in freestyling, performance, and self-led storytelling. She currently dances in various art projects across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is pursuing certifications such as Pilates and Personal Training to combine her passions for dance and fitness. She aspires to magnify the lens of total body connectivity to help dancers enhance their performance by fully understanding the body itself. Raheem aims to travel and perform internationally in order to spread her love for movement, she strongly believes her work in TranScend Motion is the perfect catalyst to achieve this goal.

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