STEP Experiences

Throughout the 3 event days of Step Anywhere, we host different experiences including virtual cooking, workouts, yoga, tours, ice breakers, and more.

2020 Experience Hosts

Tala
Samman

myfashdiary

Tala
Samman

myfashdiary

Meeting an agent back on a trip in London, it was only then that she was convinced to pursue her talent professionally. Striving to learn and discover all she can, she draws inspiration from around the world. Citing Toronto as her top city for going out for music, many of her favorite artists came from there including Navand 88 Glam, with her discovering them when they were just on SoundCloud. Not just a career, music is a lifestyle that Samman fully embraces. There is nothing ordinary about Tala Samman. Fast becoming a prevalent name within the Middle East s DJ circuit, the US-born Syrian beauty brings more than just the music. An original It Girl of the region, Samman offers fresh beats with her sets working off the vibe of the crowd. Born in Chicago and raised in Dubai, she always had a love for music. Playing the violin growing up, her interest in the industry was further sparked by her sister’s collections of vinyls and friends who worked as singers, producers and DJs within the industry. Travelling the world, she first tried her hand at the art when studying in London. Picking up the classes back in Dubai, she put in the time attending workshops for 10 hours a week for a year. Finding a niche when it comes to Hip-Hop andRnB music, Tala Samman has been mixing for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Lindsay
Trivers

The Tasting Class

Lindsay
Trivers

The Tasting Class

Lindsay Trivers is the founder and CEO of The Tasting Class, a company dedicated to memorable tasting experiences, F&B consultancy, and beverage education. She has more than 15 years' F&B experience in five continents and has resided in the UAE for six years. In 2017 Trivers ensured The Tasting Class was the first company in the Gulf to offer the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications to trade and consumers. She was named in Caterer Middle East Magazine's 50 most influential F&B trade people in 2019, and then the top ten most influential women in F&B later that year. Lindsay is a certified WSET educator, she holds qualifications with WSET, The Court of Master Sommeliers and the Auckland University of Technology under Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas.

Denise
Schmitz

weloveart.com

Denise
Schmitz

weloveart.com

We Love Art, the Middle East's original & #1 painting event company which specializes in premium creative art experiences for all skill levels, was created in Dubai in 2013 when former lawyer and model Denise Schmitz started giving painting lessons to friends, with a mission to 'spread happiness by creating art'. Word spread organically of the relaxing, creative and uplifting experience and through its ever expanding community of ArtLovers, We Love Art quickly blossomed into a premium and award-winning fixture on the Dubai Calendar with tens of thousands of people and over 50 companies (including Google, McKinsey, L'oreal) having experienced its acclaimed Paint & Grape Events, Painting Courses and Corporate Events. Since March '20, Weloveart.com has scaled up its famous Paint & Grape Event globally through its Premium Artbox with On-Demand Streamed Classes, which in addition to going viral on Instagram, are being sold to over 20 countries. The We Love Artbox offers high end materials and a professionally shot class which complements the hand-sketched canvas of the masterpiece of your choice, has been described as 'Meditation in a box' and 'Peloton for art'.

Omar
Al
Duri

Reset program

Omar
Al
Duri

Reset program

Omar is an award winning coach, trainer and practitioner in the health and fitness industry. A pioneer in the industry, he was educated in Europe before moving to the UAE where he has coached individuals as well as international football teams from Africa and the Middle East. Throughout his careers, he has founded his own training facility, developed a youth academy and has participated as a (fitness) coach in the World Cup and African Nations Cup. His holistic approach and passion to listen, study and help people has been recognized across the world through his long-standing relationships with athletes, clients and celebrities. From hosting his own radio show to publishing his book ReSet which highlights the principles in mental, emotional and physical fitness,Omar has used his platform to spread a positive message on sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

Emily
Sims

Emily F.SIMS

Emily
Sims

Emily F.SIMS

Emily currently a business student living in Chandler, Arizona. She found her way to Arizona via the United States Air Force. She is now a veteran, but she served as an all-source intelligence analyst at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to her enlistment, She grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois. She started my photography journey in November of 2019 when she purchased a used DSLR camera for a trip to Kenya. At the time, she did not know the purchase would turn into a business. She is now a drone pilot and has photos in four gallery exhibitions (and counting) throughout the world. Her photos can be seen in the following juried group exhibitions: All Art Arizona 2020 at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona, Vision: Black and White at Black Box Gallery in Portland Oregon, Forsaken at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina, and International Photography Exhibition at The Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lina
Nahhas

5Rhythms

Lina
Nahhas

5Rhythms

Lina Nahhas, an Arab-Canadian based in Dubai, was one of the first in bringing 5Rhythms® practise to the region in 2010 by organizing international workshops, and her passion for it has led her to Waves® level teacher certification by 2014, weaving teaching into her life whilst running her social innovation work via The Sameness project and fulfilling her role as a mother to her teenage daughter who keeps her passion to impact positive change through the work alive and continuously evolving. “The impact that the 5Rhythms® has had in my life, remains magical. There is a richer savouring of the sublime in every thing and every body, through deeper presence. It helps my soul inhabit its freedom and lightness in alignment with body, heart and mind. And in my continuing journey with the 5Rhythms®, I wish to offer others an opening to this energy which nourishes true freedom and reclaims our humanity by healing our hearts and minds and uniting these with body and soul and spirit to walk life in full alignment and ease. No matter what life circumstances throws at us to shake our grounds in its ongoing unpredictable chaos, with this practise, we are better equipped to cope by surrendering to the process and connecting to our truth and inner healing of the moment. My favourite quote from my teacher Gabrielle Roth has always been: Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit

Dina
Stars

Guitarist

Dina
Stars

Guitarist

Dina Stars is Dubai based singer/songwriter who started composing music at the age of 14. Her crowd engagement and angelic voice is what keeps people coming back to her shows and enjoying themselves. Specializing in pop, acoustic and Rnb, Dina is currently writing and recording more music to be released in the summer. You can find her latest collaboration with NOMAD DXB on all digital platforms!