Rishi is a professional belly dance performer from Melbourne. She dances as part of the amazing Underbelly collective with Ekaterini, Trisnasari and Melusina among others. She is also in demand in her own right as a solo performer.
Love her dancing !
Interview with Belly Dancer Rishi
How did you get started with belly dancing?
A friend at work suggested we go to a lesson and I was ecstatic that he (yes he!) had asked as I had secretly been daydreaming about going for ages. I was hooked from my first lesson and that was 10 years ago.
What is your favourite belly dancing style and/or prop?
I don’t really have a favourite “style” though I guess most would say I lean to cabaret side of things. I really just like dancing to upbeat music. I love Arabic pop, LOVE drum solos, classical egyptian. But then again I have a love for Saiidi too
Who or what has had the greatest influence on your belly dance style?
The music. I am in love with it, and when a great song comes on I cant help but start dancing. It feels like the music is actually moving through my body. Its fantastic!
What advice would you offer an aspiring belly dancer?
Find a good teacher, learn your technique and then your individual expression will follow.