Georgette

What can I say about Georgette?  I’ve taken her classes.  Her lively, bubbly personality is a great motivator – plus she really knows her stuff.  She’s also a lovely entertaining dancer, with precise technique and an irreverent sense of fun which never fails to get the audience going! This performance at the 2008 Sydney Middle…

Reshma Rose

Our Australian belly dance community is always being enriched by dancers from other countries, and Reshma Rose is a good example.   Originally trained in London, she is now based in Perth, WA. The language of belly dance may be universal, but there are subtle differences in approach in different parts of the world.  I’m sure…

Melika

We have several Latin-American belly dancers in Australia and they’re some of my personal favourites, because of their joyful, natural sense of rhythm.   Melika is one of them – of Lebanese descent, but born in Mexico City. Melika is now teaching in Newtown.   Find more details at her website, Bellydance with Melika. * Interview with…

Cleopatra

Cleopatra is a Gold Coast belly dancer who has assumed the mantle handed down by the renowned Rozeta Ahalyea (one of the founders of belly dance in Australia). Although Cleopatra already had several years’ belly dance training before she met Rozeta in the early 90’s, she credits Rozeta with giving her the skills and inspiration…

Ambyr

With over 20 years’ study and 16 years’ teaching in Middle Eastern Dance and more than 3,000 shows under her belt, Ambyr Johnson must be one of the most experienced belly dancers performing in Australia today.   Her dancing is informed by more than just belly dance training – she has studied ballet, contemporary, Bharata Natyam,…

Charni

Charni has been belly dancing since 1994 and teaching belly dance since 2003. She started her training in Adelaide and after moving to Melbourne started her own school, Happy Hips Belly Dance, which now runs classes in Endeavour Hills.  She also teaches workshops regularly, and is in demand to perform or teach at birthday at…

Felicia

Felicia is a well-known Queensland professional belly dancer, performing at restaurants, corporate functions, community events and wedding and birthday celebrations throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. Like many Australian belly dancers, Felicia has a background in other dance genres, but it’s less common to find one who is a gymnast! She discovered…

Aya

We have many belly dancers from all over the world here but I wonder, is Aya the only French belly dancer in Australia?    Aya danced in France, India, Morocco, Algeria and Vietnam before reaching our shores, and now teaches and performs in Melbourne. She is also passionate about pre- and post-natal care and runs a…

Kylea Hartley

Kylea has several years of training in both Middle Eastern and Tribal Style belly dance, and became South Australia’s first ATS teacher in 2004.  However her favourite style of belly dance is her own unique style of Tribal Fusion – which she describes as “blending the fiery strength of Flamenco Gypsy with the earthiness of…