One of Sydney’s doyennes of belly dance, Leonie Sukan not only runs a successful belly dance school but organises one of the premier events on the Australian belly dancing calendar, the Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival. For Sydney dancers, it’s quite simply an unmissable event – and bellydancers come from all over Australia to take part in workshops, dance in the Sunday showcase, attend the concert and ball, and shop at the Souk.
Leonie is one of my favourite belly dance instructors, and one of the few in Sydney who teaches Turkish style belly dance. For more information on classes, visit her website.
Leonie rarely performs these days, but here she is (a few years ago!) in a couple of performances on SBS TV (Leonie is in the green and silver costumes):