No list of Australian belly dance performers would be complete without Shiva. Yes, he is a male!
I have to confess that before seeing Shiva dance, I was “anti” the whole idea of male belly dancers, because the only ones I had seen were Turkish men who danced in a soft, effeminate style. Shiva’s performance was something else altogether – the video speaks for itself!
I’ve spoken to dancers who say he’s also an exceptional teacher, although he’s not teaching regular classes at the moment. To book a private lesson or a performance, visit Shiva’s website at bellydanceshiva.com