MEET OUR TEAM
NADINE RUITER – FOUNDER & ORGANIZER
Nadine – originally from the Netherlands -, loves living the island life in Cyprus and is thrilled to bring the first Ecstatic Dance Festival to her beloved island coming October!
The first ED festival in its current form was initiated together with Kareem Raïhani in 2017 on the island of Corfu in Greece. Since then, it’s been an international and sold out Summer event which will return in 2023. The organisation and team is expanding and will now host 2 epic events per year on two beautiful islands.
When Nadine is not dancing or organizing events, she is supporting entrepreneurs, change makers and creatives with their business growth and marketing as it’s her passion to let others Shine.
“This is a dream come true. I have been coming to Cyprus for over 10 years and I feel like everything that this island brought me is coming together in this festival. My tourism experience, the support of my local community, nature, our festival and my love for the island. It’s an honor and I feel blessed that all the pieces of the puzzle came together to experience this beautiful community week together under the Autumn Sun.”
KAREEM RAÏHANI – CO-FOUNDER
& DJ / PRODUCER
Shaman of Dance, Ecstatic Dance Master, Dance Floor Magician…
Kareem Raïhani has been called many names for the ecstatic journeys he creates world wide on festivals, gatherings, retreats and ceremonies.
The only way to understand what all those dancers feel thru Kareem’s music and dance is to simply experience it!
For more then 20 Years, Kareem Raïhani shares his music throughout Europe and beyond and mixes like no other different styles of dance music into a happening of body shaking rhythms, shamanic vibes, heart opening sounds, spiraling melodies and contagious grooves. His sets are containing many of his own productions and remixes. Being close to the heart and Mother Earth. Respecting ancient knowledge and conscious of modern technology.
Kareem’s Dj sets are setting dance floors on fire! He is always reaching for that moment when the trance kicks in and the dancer becomes the dance…